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Application for Early Entrance to Kindergarten

If you believe your child demonstrates academic achievement, social, emotional, and physical maturity appropriate for kindergarten placement.  Your submission of this application serves as petition for your child to be considered for early placement in kindergarten and confirms that your child will turn 5 years old on or before October 1. Proof of residency in the Russell County School District must be provided.

The completed application must be submitted to the school principal no later than June 30.

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Assessment will take place prior to the July school board meeting as the enrollment of any child meeting the following criteria must be approved by the local school board.

Criteria for Early Entrance:

  • Proof of Age - must be turning 5 between August 2 and October 1
  • Proof of Residency – student must reside in the Russell County School District
  • Early Entrance Application
  • Scores at or above the 95th percentile in all domains of the DIAL-4 Assessment
  • Letter of Recommendation from child care provider, if applicable
  • Determination of opening based on state student-teacher ratios within 14 calendar days of the 1st day of school
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Russell County Schools
404 S Main St.
Jamestown, KY 42629

Phone: 270.343.3191
Fax: 270.343.3072