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SEOUL — Registration for the 2008-09 school year is continuing at Department of Defense Dependents schools in South Korea.

Parents must go to their childrens’ schools to register them, a process that takes about 10 to 15 minutes, district spokesman Kristopher Kwiatek said Tuesday. The process can be shortened if parents download and complete registration forms from the Internet before arriving at the school.

"The earlier they report to school the better, so if they do need another immunization they can take care of it," he said.

Students who plan to ride the bus must go to their school’s transportation office with a parent and get their photographs made for bus passes. If someone other than a parent will drop off or pick up the student from the bus stop, he or she must also have his or her picture taken.

Last year, about 3,900 students attended the eight DODDs schools in South Korea. Enrollment is capped at 4,590, Kwiatek said, and enrollment projections are "changing daily as students come in."

The following documents are needed to register new students:

Current orders/extension orders Immunization records Letter of employment/copy of ID card (civilians) Form 175-R/copy of ID card (for contractors) Renewal agreement orders or Form 1190 (LQA with dependents) E-mail address (if applicable) Cell phone number (if applicable) Emergency contact information, including phone numbers and addresses (need one local contact and one permanent stateside contact) Previous school recordsKindergarten and first-grade students:

Copy of birth certificate Copy of passportFor registration forms, go to http://www.korea.pac.dodea.edu/registrationNEW/preregistration.html


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