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District News: Kindergarten, first-grade registration begins Jan. 12 online

Northampton Area School District’s kindergarten and first-grade online registration for the 2022-23 academic year begins Jan. 12.

To register your child, visit the school district website, nasdschools.org, click on Enroll Now at the right, click on 2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration and follow the directions.

Admission to kindergarten requires the child to be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1; admission to first grade requires the child to be 6 years old on or before Sept. 1.

Children currently enrolled in kindergarten in NASD do not need to register for first grade.

There are health requirements to register.

Immunization record must show the following: four doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (one dose on or after the fourth birthday); four doses of polio (fourth dose on or after the fourth birthday and at least six months after previous dose given); two doses of measles, mumps, rubella (usually given as MMR); three doses of hepatitis B; and two doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity.

Physical and dental examinations are also required for entrance into kindergarten and may be completed up to one year before entrance into kindergarten. The dental and physical forms for these exams are available on the NASD website.

There are also additional requirements to enroll. Upload to the online application the following: original birth certificate or proof of birth date; two proofs of residency in NASD that also verify parent/guardian name and address (utility bill, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation identification or driver’s license, PennDOT vehicle registration, copy of state/federal program enrollment, copy of paycheck stub with name and address of employee and employer, residency affidavit or copy of mortgage, lease or rental agreement); and custody papers (if applicable).

If you are unable to register online at home, call your child’s school for assistance - Borough Elementary Schools at 610-262-6430, Lehigh Elementary School at 610-767-1191, George Wolf Elementary School at 610-837-1833 or Moore Elementary School at 610-837-1859.


Northampton Area Middle School’s eighth-grade course selection information night is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Jan. 13. Please check your email or notices from your child with more detailed information.


Lehigh Elementary School’s Sunday night storytime has been a success. Tune in 7 p.m. on the school’s Facebook page to hear a staff member reading his or her favorite book.

The theme is “The more you read, the more things you will know, and the more you know, the more places you will go!”


Have you downloaded the new NASD app? The app will allow parents to access documents, events, news, updates and even emergency notifications.

Download the app on Android at bit.ly/2TZZEzm or on iPhone at apple.co/3k9Y5tB.


NAMS’ school spirit clothing sale fundraiser is underway.

Visit fancloth.shop/KGTXX to check out the great merchandise and place your order.


Do you have any NASD news? Teachers, administrators, parents, students, coaches, PTAs, club advisers and any other community members are invited to share their upcoming activities. Email me at jamb87@hotmail.com with “Northampton school news” in the subject line at least a week before an event.