CHARLESTON (JG-TC) — Registration sessions for Charleston school district students are scheduled for July 29 and 30 in the Charleston High School cafeteria.
The sessions will be for students who will attend any Charleston school district schools as well as for district students who will attend special education programs in other locations, according to a news release from the school district.
The release said the July 29 registration session will be from 2-8 p.m. and the July 30 session will be from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. It said parking will be available in the CHS west parking lot and entry to the cafeteria will be through the school’s north doors.
The centralized registration will allow parents of students who will attend more than one school to pay all fees at one time, according to the release. It said after July 30 students will have to register at the schools they will attend or, in the case of special education students who will attend other facilities, at the district office, 410 W. Polk Ave.
Registration forms are available online at www.charleston.k12.il.us and can be completed before attending registration, the news release said. The website also has information on school supplies, school meals, busing, immunization and examination requirements and more, it said.
Registration fees will be $46.50 for preschool through third grade, $51.50 for fourth through sixth grade, $66.50 for middle school and $71.50 for high school. The driver’s education class fee is $50 and school parking stickers for CHS juniors are seniors are $60.
The news release said any student who qualifies for free or reduced price school meals is eligible for fee waivers.
The release also said the school district’s nurse will be at the registration sessions to check immunization records and medications students might need to take during school hours.
According to the news release, immunization and other health requirements include:
— A physical, immunizations and boosters for students entering kindergarten, first grade if they did not attend kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade and all students first enrolling in an Illinois school.
— Eye examinations and birth certificates for kindergarten students by Oct. 15.
— Dental exams by May 15 for students who will be in kindergarten, second grade and sixth grade
— An eye exam for all students entering kindergarten and those entering an Illinois school for the first time.
Also, the release said the school district is using a new information management system and at registration parents will be able to review student information. It said the online student information forms used in the past will not be available this year.
Information on student insurance will also be provided during registration, the release said.
The first day of student attendance for the 2013-14 school year is Aug. 15.