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GARDEN GROVE : School Opens Sept. 8; Sign-Ups Underway

Fall classes begin Sept. 8 for all students in the Garden Grove Unified School District, and registration now continues for high schools and intermediate schools.

Offices for the district’s 43 elementary schools will open for registration Monday, said district spokesman Alan Trudell.

For information on school locations and attendance areas, parents should call (714) 663-6391.

To enter the fall kindergarten program, a child must be 5 years old on or before Dec. 2, without exception, he said.

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As proof of a child’s age, parents must provide a copy of the birth certificate, baptism certificate, passport, immigration visa or similar official document.

Before entering school, students must be immunized against polio, red measles, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, German measles and mumps. Parents must provide written documentation of proper immunizations, Trudell said.

Starting Sept. 1, all first-grade students and all students new to the district entering grades 2 through 12 must show proof of receiving a tuberculosis skin test. The test must be done within 18 months of entering school, he said.

School immunizations and skin tests are available from private doctors or at clinics of the Orange County Health Care Agency or from the district’s Assessment and Registration Center at Cook Elementary School, 9802 Woodbury Road.

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The registration center’s immunization clinic is open for district students only. Free immunizations and skin tests will be offered weekdays from Monday to Sept. 9, not including Labor Day. Hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 2 p.m. No appointment is necessary, Trudell said.

The Garden Grove Unified School District serves most of Garden Grove and portions of Santa Ana, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Stanton, Cypress and Anaheim. For more information, call (714) 663-6503.


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