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The Rules of Enrollment for Student Assignment
I. PROOF OF RESIDENCY IN SCHOOL ZONE
A resident parent or guardian admitting a Student to an Osceola County School shall produce one document from each of the following categories:
-Mortgage document, current rental or lease agreement, property tax records
-Current utility bill including cell phone, electric, cable or water
-Income tax records
-Proof of receipt of government benefits
*In the event the parent or guardian is not the lease holder or property owner, the following is required:
A completed, notarized Verification of Residency available through Student Services Department located at the district office signed by the owner of the home with one document from each of the above categories. In addition, parent must provide Declaration of Domicile (courthouse), valid Florida Driver’s License (or DMV picture ID), voter registration or auto registration with the current Osceola county address listed for which they reside.
II. PROOF OF PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
The physical examination must have been completed within the last twelve months prior to the anticipated day of enrollment by a health professional who is licensed in Florida or in the state where the student resided at the time of the exam (6A-6.024 F.A.C). If the student has previously been in a Florida school a thirty (30) day exemption will be given while waiting for previous school records. If, when requested records are received, or upon other verification as documented, no valid physical examination documentation is presented, the student will be required to submit to a physical examination. Students entering Kindergarten from an Osceola County School District VPK program will have already met the school entry physical requirement
All student immunizations must be up to date and on a Florida Form 680.
Five (5) DTP’s - If the fourth primary dose on or after the fourth birthday, the fifth dose is not required. DTaP is acceptable for one or more DTP’s. DT (pediatric) is acceptable if Pertussis vaccine is medically contraindicated.
Four (4) Polio - If the third dose on or after the fourth birthday, the fourth dose is not required. A Fifth (5) dose of Polio is required if 4 doses were administered prior to the fourth birthday. IPV is an acceptable alternative for one or more doses of OVP (**See New Requirement for 2011-2012)
Two (2) MMR’s – The first dose is valid if given on or after first birthday. The second dose is valid if given at least one month after first dose.
Hepatitis B - Series of three. A student may enter school if first dose has been administered prior to initial entry; or Series of two for students ages 11-15, minimum four (4) months apart.
HIB is required for child care and preschool entry only.
Pre-K: All required immunizations appropriate to age, including the Varicella, HIB and one dose of MMR. Varicella vaccine is not required if child has documentation of history of varicella disease as provided by the healthcare provider.
K-Grade 4: All required immunizations appropriate to age, including two doses of Varicella and MMR. Varicella vaccine is not required if child has documentation of history of varicella disease as provided by the healthcare provider.
Grades 5-11 All required immunizations appropriate to age, including two doses of MMR and one dose of Varicella. Varicella vaccine is not required if child has documentation of history of varicella disease as provided by the healthcare provider.***
Grade 7-12 All required immunizations and a Tetanus (Tdap) booster***
If the fourth dose of vaccine is administered prior to the fourth birthday, a fifth dose of polio vaccine is required for entry into kindergarten.
***Students thirteen (13) years of age and older who are required to have Varicella for school entry should receive two (2) doses at least twenty-eight (28) days apart if they have not already been vaccinated or have had the disease.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that a dose of meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) be administered to children and adolescents eleven (11) through eighteen (18) years of age. This vaccine is NOT a requirement for enrollment. Detailed information about meningococcal disease and vaccination is located on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-mening.pdf
IV. PROOF OF DATE OF BIRTH
State law requires that students enrolling in Florida public schools must present evidence of their age. A child must be five years old on or before September 1 of the ensuing school year to be eligible to enroll in kindergarten. A child must be six years old on or before September 1 of the ensuing school year to be eligible to enroll in first grade. (FS1003.21) Such proof can be provided with one of the following documents:
a. Birth certificate (certified copy for Kindergarten and First Grade), or
b. Certificate of baptism, with sworn affidavit,
c. Two-year old life insurance policy on child, or
d. Bible record, with sworn affidavit, or
e. Passport showing age, or
Affidavit of age sworn to by parent and a certificate of age signed by health officer, school physician or licensed