Schools continue registration process for 2008-09 school year

Staff Writer
Washington Times-Reporter

Two Washington school will have school registration within the next few weeks in anticipation of the beginning of the 2008-09 school.

Although District 51 has already had registration parents who may have missed the registration dates can contact the district office to see about late registration.

Central Grade School will have late registration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5.

Washington Community High School

WCHS will begin registration for the 2008-09 school year Aug. 12 in the commons.

Hours for registration are from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 and 1 to 3 p.m. according to the following schedule:

• Aug. 12 - seniors

• Aug. 13 - juniors

• Aug. 14 - sophomores

• Aug. 15 - freshmen

• Aug. 18 - late registration

Students not able to register on their scheduled day may register after their scheduled day, but not before. Late registration will be in the WCHS library.

Registration fees for 2008-09 are:

• freshmen through seniors - $50

• parking tag (juniors and seniors only - $10

• PE uniform fee - $14

• library fee - $2

• padlock - $5 (if needed)

• activity ticket - $10 (optional)

All checks should be made payable to Washington Community High School.

The above fees include the cost of textbook rental, student planner, ID card, all workbook materials, laboratory fees, safety glass rental and lock for physical education.

In addition, students will be required to purchase a $5 school issued padlock for their school lockers if they did not keep their issued lock from the previous year.

All freshmen and new students to the district will need to purchase a padlock.

PE uniforms will be required for all students enrolled in PE during the 2008-09 school year. The combined cost for shirt and shorts is $14. Uniforms will be paid for and given out at registration.

A $2 fee per student will be collected at registration to help bring the collection of books in the library up to date. The funds will go directly toward upgrading materials in the school library.

District 50

Registration for grades K through 8 at District 50 schools will be at Beverly Manor School, 1014 School St.

Restristration times are from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 6 and from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7.

Book rental and fees should be paid during registration.

First day of school will be from from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 19. Buses will be running.

Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2008. For kindergarten students without a certified copy on file with the office, a copy must be brought to registration before the child can be enrolled. District 50 kindergarten is an all day program.

New Illinois law requires a physical exam from a doctor and verification of immunizations required by law for a child entering school for the first time and upon entering the 6th grade.

Students who had a physical entering fifth grade last year will not be required to repeat the physical for entrance into sixth grade.

New for the 2008-09 school year, students entering kindergarten must have an eye examination by a licensed optometrist before Oct. 15.

Dental examinations are required for students entering kindergarten, second and sixth grades.

Physical examination forms signed by a physician must be presented at registration. Students will not be allowed to enroll without the completed forms on file.

Students whose doctors have scheduled required immunizations must provide the immunization schedule on the first day of school.

Transfer students have 30 days to provide evidence of previous examinations from their former school or new health reports from their doctor.

Students who are new to the district or those who have had a change of residence will be required to provide the district with proof of residency upon registration.

Questions concerning the opening of school may be directed to John L. Hensey Elementary at 745-3625 for kindergarten through third grade and Beverly Manor Junior High School at 745-3921 for fourth through eighth grade.

St. Patrick School

St. Patrick School registration for the 2008-09 school year from 8 a.m. to noon and 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4 in the gym.

“Meet the Teacher Night” for parents of students in grades 1 through 8 will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 27. A pre-K and kindergarten “Meet the Teacher Night” will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20.

Any child entering school for the first time must present a current physical examination. All kindergarten, sixth grade and any new students need a current Illinois physical.

Immunizations and other health requirements for all students must be in line with the schedules developed by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education. Students who had a physical entering fifth grade last year will not be required to repeat the physical for entrance into sixth grade.

Illinois state law requires students entering kindergarten, second and sixth grades to have a dental exam. Kindergarten students must also have an eye exam. This must be performed by “a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches or a licensed optometrist.”

The first day of school will be from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 22. Buses will run their routes on this first day. Before- and After-Care will be available, beginning Aug. 25.