OAKLEY -- Parents of soon-to-be kindergartners in the Oakley Union Elementary School District can start signing their children up next month.

Registration dates for students entering school in 2013-14 are as follows:

Gehringer Elementary

March 15

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

925-625-7070

Iron House Elementary

March 6

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

925-625-6825

Laurel Elementary

March 11

8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

925-625-7090

Oakley Elementary School March 6

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

925-625-7050

Vintage Parkway Elementary

March 7

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

925-625-6800

Parents of children who will be attending Iron House or Gehringer should call ahead to make an appointment.

A child must be 5 on or before Oct. 1 to be eligible for kindergarten. Those who turn 5 any time from Oct. 2 to Dec. 2 will be placed in a transitional kindergarten class.

Parents must produce the following documents to register their child: current immunization records; birth certificate (original only, no copies); two current proofs of residence (utility bills, escrow papers, property tax bill, for example).

-- Rowena Coetsee