Johnstown-Monroe Local School District

Where Student Success is Everyone's Business — Every Day

Searfoss Elementary School

85 West Douglas Street

Johnstown, Ohio 43031



Janet P. Smith, Principal                                                                      Jackie Cannon, Secretary

(740) 967-5456 - office                                                                      (740) 967-1142 - fax




“Quality Teaching for Successful Learning”



Welcome to Kindergarten at Searfoss Elementary!


Getting started is a 4-step process


1.   Registration Scheduling by Appointment (beginning March 9, 2015)


2. Registration/Screening Appointments (March 24th, 25th, 26th)


3.   Notification Letter (June 2015)




ü Registration Scheduling by Appointment.  We will begin scheduling appointments for registration and screening beginning Monday, March 9, 2015.  Appointments can be scheduled by:

§  calling the Searfoss Office at (740) 967-5456

§  emailing

§  come into the Searfoss Office beginning March 9th to schedule your appointment.


ü Registration/Screening will be held at Searfoss Elementary Tuesday 3/24, Wednesday 3/25 and Thursday 3/26, by appointment only.  When you and your child arrive for your scheduled appointment, you will begin by completing paperwork.  Please have the child’s original birth certificate, social security card, immunization record, proof of residence and any custody agreements affecting the child as well as an IEP, if applicable.  While you are completing paperwork, your child will see the nurse for vision/hearing, our speech pathologist for speech/language and a teacher/aide for letter and number recognition.

                       ü Notification Letter will be mailed mid June.  This letter will inform you of:
                                  * Your child's schedule
                                  * The first day of school for kindergarten students
                                  * A list of any needed registration information that was missing during spring registration 





Explanation of information required for 2015-2016 registration is as follows:



1.     Original Birth Certificate: Please bring in an original birth certificate (it has the raised seal) and we will copy it.  Your child must be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2015.


2.    Social Security Number: These will be entered into our system for state reporting requirements.


3.    Immunization records: We will copy these for our files.


4.    Proof of residence:    One of the following is required. 


Lease/Rental Agreement               Mortgage Deed               Residency Affidavit

Property Tax Bill                           Voter Registration (with valid Ohio Drivers License)


5.    Custody papers:  We require a copy to be placed in the student’s folder, if applicable. (Confidential)


6.    IEP Information:  If your child has already been identified with an IEP, please provide us with documentation and we will make a copy for our records.