School Enrollment Information


A child must be 5 years old before September 1 in order to enter kindergarten.  School policy does allow the testing of children for early entrance to kindergarten if they were born between September 1 and November 1. Early enrollment is not encouraged. Parents are strongly advised to carefully consider the impact of maturity before attempting early enrollment. To enroll a child born between those dates, contact Student Support Services at 788-4218 to arrange for an evaluation.

  Student must be enrolled in attendance area school in which they live, if you would have questions please contact the Transportation Department at 304 788 4210.


What You Need to Know To Enroll Your Child

1. To register your child, please bring to the school a state certified birth certificate. A certified birth
has a stamped notary seal indicating the source as the State Department of Vital Statistics.
Schools are legally required to copy this document. Hospital or other copies are not acceptable. Those
          unable to provide this certificate may enroll their child by providing an affidavit explaining their
          inability to produce such a document. This affidavitt can be printed from the following address:  
         This affidavit is then forwarded to local law enforcement for verification.

         There is a three week extension of this requirement for those submitting an affidavit of Military
          Service. Certificates in this instance must be requested within 14 days of enrollment.
          WV parents that need to request another copy of an official birth certifcate may use the following
          email address:

Students who are not first time enrollees in West Virginia schools will be provisionally enrolled until
         health records are completed or arrive from another school. There is a 90 day time limit for this to
3. First time enrollees to WV schools (Preschool, Kindergarten and/ or out of state transfer
 without proof of immunization will be enrolled but placed on
homebound instruction until the
     first dose
of immunizations and a negative TB skin test result can be obtained.
Measles two doses before kindergarten admission
     DPT three doses (one dose on or after the fourth birthday)
Polio three doses (one dose on or after the fourth birthday)
Rubella two doses before kindergarten admission

    To find out how to get immunizations, talk with your family physician or contact the Mineral County
Health Department at 304 788 1321.
All first time enrollees should will receive vision, speech and hearing
        screening examinations at registration.

4. Please remember to bring your Social Security card when registering your child.
Schools also record the child's Social Security number when that number is issued.

Other helpful information:
If a child has been a student elsewhere prior to this enrollment, please bring a
copy of recent report cards, enrollment information, and/or the student schedule if
available. Provide necessary information for any student with special health needs.
All other information can be collected from the parent of guardian at the school. A
parent or guardian signature on a written request is usually required to get official
records from the prior school.

While most primary school offices close for the summer from end of the third
week of June, until the second week of August. Keyser Primary Middle remains open
for student enrollment each Tuesday throughout the summer. Frankfort Middle is
closed for enrollment purposes in July.
High Schools remain open throughout the summer. Call Keyser High (788 4210) or
Frankfort High (726 4767) or the Mineral County Technical center (788 4240) to make
an appointment.


                  In addition to the standard school entry requirements, the following immunizations are recommended for sixth
                  and ninth grade students in West Virginia:

                    Sixth (6th) Grade Students

              Tdap / Td:   Diphtheria & Pertussis / Tetanus, Diphtheria
                   One dose recommended for children who have not had a booster since kindergarten entry.

              MCV4 / MPSV4 (Meningococcal)                             One dose recommended.

              HPV (Human Papillomavirus  ) Three doses recommended for female students.
                                           Standard schedule: First dose at age 11
                                           Second dose 2 months
after the first dose.
Third dose 6 months after the first dose.

             Ninth (9th) Grade Students **

            Tdap / Td   (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis/ Tetanus, Diphtheria )    
                                         One dose recommended for children who have not had a booster since
 kindergarten entry.                

             MCV4 / MPSV4 (Meningococcal) One dose recommended, if not previously given.              

(Human Papillomavirus ) Three doses recommended for female students, if not previously 
                                         See standard schedule noted above

  If you miss these registration opportunities and wish to enroll your child, please call the school that your child will attend to make an appointment.