Under State Board of Education guidelines a child must be five years of age by August 31 to enter kindergarten and six by August 31 to enter first grade. A birth certificate or piece of identification to verify the child’s birth date and a record of immunization are required for registration. State law requires that each student be properly immunized before attending school. Parents must complete the Certificate of Immunization Status form showing dates of required immunizations. If there are medical, religious or philosophical reasons why your student should not be immunized, you must sign a waiver and present it at the student’s school.