Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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Below are Questions and Answers to Frequently asked Questions of the Dumont Board of Education.

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Q:  Does Dumont Have a Full-Day Kindergarten Program?
A:   Yes. The Dumont Public School District has a full-day kindergarten program open to all children who will be five (5) on or before October 1.
Q:  What are the Kindergarten Hours?
A:   Kindergarten Hours:
School Starts - 8:40 a.m.
Lunch - 11:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Dismissal - 2:55 p.m.
Q:  When is Kindergarten Registration?
A:   Kindergarten registration begins the first week of March. Children who are five (5) on or before October 1 are eligible to register. Proof of residency must be established prior to registration. Once residency is verified, packets may be picked up at the school your child would attend. Residency verification will begin in January.

If you have any other questions, please contact 201-338-8933.
Q:  When and Where Will I Be Able To Show Proof of Residency In Order To Register My Child For Kindergarten?
A:   Prior to registering your child, residency verification must take place.

Residency verification will take place at the Board of Education building at 25 Depew Street (next to Honiss School).

The residency verification process is by appointment only. Parents/Guardians must make an appointment by calling 201-338-8933.

If needed, additional appointments will be available on a limited basis.
Q:  What Documents Do I Need To Show As Proof Of Residency In Order To Register My Child For Kindergarten?
A:   You will be required to supply the following to prove residency:

I. An Original Deed, OR Mortgage Statement, OR Lease or Property Tax bill. (If a lease is used for proof of residency, a Landlord Affidavit and cancelled check showing payment or rent for a current period and a lease termination date clearly indicated on the agreement are required.)


II. FOUR of the following statements showing family name and Dumont address:

1. Recent Water bill
2. Recent unemployment claim
3. Television bill (Cablevision, Verizon, Satellite)
4. Telephone bill
5. Recent Electric/Gas bill
6. Voter’s Registration Card
7. Insurance claim/payment or benefit statement
8. Auto insurance card
9. Recent Court Order
10. Current bank statement
11. Document pertaining to military status and assignment
12. New Jersey Driver’s License
13. New Jersey Non-Driver’s License Card
14. Consulate ID Card with Dumont Address
15. Driver’s Permit
16. New Jersey Vehicle Registration showing a Dumont address and family name. If the vehicle is leased and the address displayed is that of the bank, then the vehicle lease invoice showing the Dumont address may be used in addition to the registration.
Q:  What Items Will I Need To Bring to the School to Register My Child for Kindergarten?
A:   1.Birth Certificate
2.Certificate of Residency
3.Completed Documents from Registration Packet:
- Student Registration Forms
- Home Language Survey
- Student Entering District
- Language, Speech & Hearing Checklist
- Pre-kindergarten Developmental History Record
*Note: It is anticipated that registration documents will be completed electronically beginning in January 2019.
Q:  Is a Physical Examination Required Before Entering School?
A:   Yes. Students are required to have a complete physical examination before entering school in September. The physical must take place after January of the enrollment year. Physical forms are included in the registration packet and must be returned to the school nurse by June 1.

Return to school nurse by June 1:
- Health Examination Card
- Medical Department Forms

It is the policy of the Dumont Board of Education that a child will not be admitted to kindergarten until the physical form has been submitted to the school nurse.
Q:  Does Dumont Have A Preschool Program?
A:   The Dumont Public School District has a fee-based preschool inclusion program for three and four year olds. This innovative program will provide your child with a child-centered environment with the supports and services needed to achieve valuable learning outcomes as well as to form and maintain productive social relationships with other children.

For the current school year, the program will only be open to three year-olds unless some of our four year-old students don’t return.

The program will be housed at Selzer School and will feature three sessions, one in the morning and two in the afternoon.

The curriculum will follow The Creative Curriculum for Preschool®, which is aligned with the NJ Preschool Teaching and Learning Expectations: Standards of Quality.

Tuition Costs - Five days per week for either the A.M. or P.M. Session
$2,420.00 per year (snacks are included in the price of tuition)
Q:  When Will Preschool Applications Be Available?
A:   Applications will be available in January/February.
Q:  How Does The Preschool Application Process Work?
A:   Applications are NOT on a first-come, first-serve basis. All applications are treated equally.

If more students apply than places are available, a lottery will be held on to determine placement.

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