Attention: Parents.

Please do not wait until the last minute to enroll your child in the Stephenville Independent School District.

Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, Debbie Hines, said registration for school begins Aug. 1 and it’s more beneficial for everyone involved if parents can avoid waiting until the day school begins to register children.

“This gives us a chance to obtain the child’s records and make good decisions on their placement,” Hines said.

In order to register a child, the school requires a birth certificate, social security card and current shot records.

“A child cannot be placed in class if shot records are not up to date,” Hines said.

Shot Clinics will be held on Aug. 7 and 21 from 9-11 a.m. and 12-3 p.m. at the United Cooperative Services located at the corner of U.S. Highways 281 and 377. In addition to those clinics, Central Elementary will also provide a shot clinic on Aug. 23 from 12-3 p.m.

On Aug. 8 at Parrish Hall behind St. Brenden’s Catholic Church (next to McDonalds on Washington Street) individuals needing a social security card may apply with the Social Security Administration from 9 a.m.-noon.

Central Elementary School is offering pre-kindergarten for students who are four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2007.

The child must meet one of the following criteria for acceptance into the program,

Speaks a language other than English and is considered limited English proficient through a state approved test administered by the school, or Is homeless as defined by (42 USC 11302), or Family meets the National School Lunch and Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines, or Parent is enlisted in the military.