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Back to school information for Carmi-White County students

Carmi-White County Schools will open for its first day with students on Wednesday, August 15. We will dismiss all students 50 minutes early the first week of school as we have in recent years in order to help the elementary students readjust to school. Faculty and staff will be in attendance starting Monday, August 13.

 

ELEMENTARY

 

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE

Parents/guardians of any child not old enough to complete his/her own registration should help by coming to the school to assist in supplying necessary information. Elementary school parents/guardians are also asked to bring their child’s social security number for registration purposes. Elementary pupils in grades Prek-6, including special education, will register as follows: Grades K and I at Lincoln Attendance Center; Grades 2 and 3 at Jefferson Attendance Center; and Grades PK, 4 through 6 at Washington Attendance, according to the following schedule:

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

9:00a.m.- 7:00p.m. Students in grades PreK -6.

 

KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS

Children who attain the age of five (5) on or before September 1 are eligible to begin kindergarten in August. If your kindergarten student has not been previously pre-registered, please bring the student’s birth certificate to registration for age verification purposes.

 

Early childhood, out-of-district special education and Brownsville students will attend on Wednesday, August 15.

 

BROWNSVILLE

The first full day of attendance for Brownsville students will be Wednesday, August 15.Registration information, as well as a school supply list, will be sent home with students that day. For additional information, please contact the principal’s office at 265-3256 after August 1.

 

JUNIOR HIGH

 

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE

Registration at the junior high for grades 7-8 will be held in the cafeteria of the junior/senior high school with parking in front of the school or main back lot and according to the following schedule:

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

9:00a.m. -7:00p.m. Students in Grades 7-8.

 

Class schedules and T.A.P. (Teacher Advisory Period) assignments at the junior high will be given to the students at registration only after the student picture has been taken.

 

New students who plan to attend the junior high this year and who did not attend in the Carmi-White County School District last year should contact the junior high guidance counselor and make an appointment to register on August 3, 6 or 7. The junior high telephone number is 618-382-4661.

 

Junior high parents are also asked to bring their child’s social security number for registration purposes.

Junior high pictures will be taken during registration. Many different picture packages will be offered ranging in price from $8.75 to $26.00 with payment required at that time. It is extremely important that all students are dressed appropriately and have their pictures taken at this time. If, for some reason, a student does not have a picture taken on registration day, the makeup date will be Friday, August 17.

 

Junior high baseball and softball pictures will be taken on Tuesday, August 21, after dismissal. Students interested in participating in sports for the 2018-2019 school year must bring a copy of their insurance card and a copy of a current sports physical.

 

HIGH SCHOOL

 

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE

High school students will report to the high school cafeteria for scheduling and registration withparking in the main back parking lot of the school and according to the following schedule:

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

9:00a.m.- 7:00p.m. Students in Grades 9-12.

 

High school students will receive schedules, lockers and home room assignments and should pay their materials fee at this time. Information regarding the purchase of student insurance (optional)will be made available at this time.

 

High school parents are also asked to bring their child’s social security number for registration purposes.

 

High school students, including in-coming freshmen and students new to the district, who did not make their class schedules this past spring must report to Carmi-White County High School on August 6-9 to do so. Please call for an appointment, 618-382-4661.

 

PICTURES

Pictures for underclassmen will be taken during registration. Three (3) different picture packages will be offered ranging in price from $20 to $42. Also, individual photographs may be purchased ranging in price from $8 to $16. Seniors must have their I.D. pictures taken at the time of registration. It is extremely important that all students have their pictures taken at this time.

 

Senior tuxedo and drape pictures will be taken on Wednesday. August 1, in the high school cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

YEARBOOKS

Orders for 2019 yearbooks will be taken at registration. The cost for the yearbook will be $40.

 

Students who are unable to register on August 2 should go to their respective schools as soon after August 2 as possible to register.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS

 

REGISTRATION/MATERIALS FEES

The registration/material fee for kindergarten will be $25.00. The registration/material fee for Grades 1-3 will be $32.00. The registration/material fee for Grades 4-8 will be $35.00. The registration/material fee for Grades 9-12 will be $40.00. Students in grades 7-12 may have additional class fees depending on class schedule.

 

TECHNOLOGY FEE GRADES 6-12

Students in grades 6-12 will be charged a Technology Fee. This fee will be used to help purchase Chromebooks for students in grades 6-12. Students in grades 6-8 will be issued a Chromebook to use at school only. Students in grades 9-12 will be allowed to take the devices home to use. If a student in high school has paid four years of technology fees, he/she will be allowed to keep his/her device after graduation. All students in grades 6-8 will be charged a$25.00 yearly fee. All students in grades 9-12 will be charged a$50.00 yearly fee. It is highly recommended that students purchase insurance for the chrome books. The cost of the insurance is $22.00 per chrome book. We are excited to offer 1:1 Technology to students in grades 6-12.

 

INSURANCE

Student accident insurance will be available this year through Gerber Life Insurance Company.Plans being offered are as follows:

OPTIONS

Extension to School Time

Grades Prekindergarten-8

Grades 9-12

Dental

PLAN A

 

$120.00

$150.00

$ 15.00

PLAN B

 

$ 65.00

$ 85.00

$ 15.00

 

Parents should be aware that the above student accident plan is a limited accident benefit policy. Included among conditions of the insurance are limitations on the amount paid for room and board and miscellaneous expenses. Student insurance applications are available on-line at www.k12specialmarkets.com. Parents are encouraged to go to the on-line website and review the insurance coverage carefully.

 

PHYSICAL/DENTAL EXAMINATIONS AND IMMUNIZATIONS

All beginning students up to six years of age (including prekindergarten students) must provide evidence of completion of a lead screening or assessment. Children living in areas determined by the Department of Public Health to be at high-risk for lead poisoning must be screened using a blood lead test. Those who live in low-risk areas must be evaluated individually using a lead risk assessment questionnaire developed by the Department of Public Health.

 

All PreK, kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade students entering an Illinois public school must have a physical examination. All students entering an Illinois public school for the first time, regardless of grade, also need a physical exam. Effective July I, 2005, oral health (dental) examinations are required for all Illinois public school students in grades kindergarten, second and sixth. Additionally, vision exams are required for students entering kindergarten or entering an Illinois public school for the first time and must be submitted by October 15. Forms are available at the doctors’ offices and all schools.

 

In addition to the physical and dental examinations, the Department of Public Health requires that every child provides evidence of up-to-date immunizations. Beginning October 26, 2015, children whose parents or legal guardians object on religious grounds need not receive the immunizations if they present to the school authorities a signed and completed Religious Exemption Certificate/Form which details the grounds for such objection. (This form can be obtained from the Illinois Department of Public Health or from the school.) If the physical condition of a child precludes immunization on medical grounds, the examining physician must indicate the reason for the medical exemption.

 

Please refer to the following chart from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) that refers to the minimum immunization requirements entering a child care facility or school in Illinois, Fall-20 17 footnotes for further guidance.

 

Insert IDPH 001

Insert IDPH 002

 

Medications at school: Requirements for medication at school is an order from the healthcare provider with the parent’s/guardian’s signature. The medication must be in the original bottle. All over the counter (OTC) medications have the same requirements. We discourage medications at school when possible.

 

Food allergies: We want school to be a safe place for our students. Please have all parents complete the food allergy form when this applies. It requires the student’s healthcare provider’s signature, as well. Cooks should be notified as soon as possible.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation information will be distributed at the time of registration.

Carmi-White County Schools will open for its first day with students on Wednesday, August 15. We will dismiss all students 50 minutes early the first week of school as we have in recent years in order to help the elementary students readjust to school. Faculty and staff will be in attendance starting Monday, August 13.

 

ELEMENTARY

 

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE

Parents/guardians of any child not old enough to complete his/her own registration should help by coming to the school to assist in supplying necessary information. Elementary school parents/guardians are also asked to bring their child’s social security number for registration purposes. Elementary pupils in grades Prek-6, including special education, will register as follows: Grades K and I at Lincoln Attendance Center; Grades 2 and 3 at Jefferson Attendance Center; and Grades PK, 4 through 6 at Washington Attendance, according to the following schedule:

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

9:00a.m.- 7:00p.m. Students in grades PreK -6.

 

KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS

Children who attain the age of five (5) on or before September 1 are eligible to begin kindergarten in August. If your kindergarten student has not been previously pre-registered, please bring the student’s birth certificate to registration for age verification purposes.

 

Early childhood, out-of-district special education and Brownsville students will attend on Wednesday, August 15.

 

BROWNSVILLE

The first full day of attendance for Brownsville students will be Wednesday, August 15.Registration information, as well as a school supply list, will be sent home with students that day. For additional information, please contact the principal’s office at 265-3256 after August 1.

 

JUNIOR HIGH

 

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE

Registration at the junior high for grades 7-8 will be held in the cafeteria of the junior/senior high school with parking in front of the school or main back lot and according to the following schedule:

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

9:00a.m. -7:00p.m. Students in Grades 7-8.

 

Class schedules and T.A.P. (Teacher Advisory Period) assignments at the junior high will be given to the students at registration only after the student picture has been taken.

 

New students who plan to attend the junior high this year and who did not attend in the Carmi-White County School District last year should contact the junior high guidance counselor and make an appointment to register on August 3, 6 or 7. The junior high telephone number is 618-382-4661.

 

Junior high parents are also asked to bring their child’s social security number for registration purposes.

Junior high pictures will be taken during registration. Many different picture packages will be offered ranging in price from $8.75 to $26.00 with payment required at that time. It is extremely important that all students are dressed appropriately and have their pictures taken at this time. If, for some reason, a student does not have a picture taken on registration day, the makeup date will be Friday, August 17.

 

Junior high baseball and softball pictures will be taken on Tuesday, August 21, after dismissal. Students interested in participating in sports for the 2018-2019 school year must bring a copy of their insurance card and a copy of a current sports physical.

 

HIGH SCHOOL

 

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE

High school students will report to the high school cafeteria for scheduling and registration withparking in the main back parking lot of the school and according to the following schedule:

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

9:00a.m.- 7:00p.m. Students in Grades 9-12.

 

High school students will receive schedules, lockers and home room assignments and should pay their materials fee at this time. Information regarding the purchase of student insurance (optional)will be made available at this time.

 

High school parents are also asked to bring their child’s social security number for registration purposes.

 

High school students, including in-coming freshmen and students new to the district, who did not make their class schedules this past spring must report to Carmi-White County High School on August 6-9 to do so. Please call for an appointment, 618-382-4661.

 

PICTURES

Pictures for underclassmen will be taken during registration. Three (3) different picture packages will be offered ranging in price from $20 to $42. Also, individual photographs may be purchased ranging in price from $8 to $16. Seniors must have their I.D. pictures taken at the time of registration. It is extremely important that all students have their pictures taken at this time.

 

Senior tuxedo and drape pictures will be taken on Wednesday. August 1, in the high school cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

YEARBOOKS

Orders for 2019 yearbooks will be taken at registration. The cost for the yearbook will be $40.

 

Students who are unable to register on August 2 should go to their respective schools as soon after August 2 as possible to register.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS

 

REGISTRATION/MATERIALS FEES

The registration/material fee for kindergarten will be $25.00. The registration/material fee for Grades 1-3 will be $32.00. The registration/material fee for Grades 4-8 will be $35.00. The registration/material fee for Grades 9-12 will be $40.00. Students in grades 7-12 may have additional class fees depending on class schedule.

 

TECHNOLOGY FEE GRADES 6-12

Students in grades 6-12 will be charged a Technology Fee. This fee will be used to help purchase Chromebooks for students in grades 6-12. Students in grades 6-8 will be issued a Chromebook to use at school only. Students in grades 9-12 will be allowed to take the devices home to use. If a student in high school has paid four years of technology fees, he/she will be allowed to keep his/her device after graduation. All students in grades 6-8 will be charged a$25.00 yearly fee. All students in grades 9-12 will be charged a$50.00 yearly fee. It is highly recommended that students purchase insurance for the chrome books. The cost of the insurance is $22.00 per chrome book. We are excited to offer 1:1 Technology to students in grades 6-12.

 

INSURANCE

Student accident insurance will be available this year through Gerber Life Insurance Company.Plans being offered are as follows:

OPTIONS

Extension to School Time

Grades Prekindergarten-8

Grades 9-12

Dental

PLAN A

 

$120.00

$150.00

$ 15.00

PLAN B

 

$ 65.00

$ 85.00

$ 15.00

 

Parents should be aware that the above student accident plan is a limited accident benefit policy. Included among conditions of the insurance are limitations on the amount paid for room and board and miscellaneous expenses. Student insurance applications are available on-line at www.k12specialmarkets.com. Parents are encouraged to go to the on-line website and review the insurance coverage carefully.

 

PHYSICAL/DENTAL EXAMINATIONS AND IMMUNIZATIONS

All beginning students up to six years of age (including prekindergarten students) must provide evidence of completion of a lead screening or assessment. Children living in areas determined by the Department of Public Health to be at high-risk for lead poisoning must be screened using a blood lead test. Those who live in low-risk areas must be evaluated individually using a lead risk assessment questionnaire developed by the Department of Public Health.

 

All PreK, kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade students entering an Illinois public school must have a physical examination. All students entering an Illinois public school for the first time, regardless of grade, also need a physical exam. Effective July I, 2005, oral health (dental) examinations are required for all Illinois public school students in grades kindergarten, second and sixth. Additionally, vision exams are required for students entering kindergarten or entering an Illinois public school for the first time and must be submitted by October 15. Forms are available at the doctors’ offices and all schools.

 

In addition to the physical and dental examinations, the Department of Public Health requires that every child provides evidence of up-to-date immunizations. Beginning October 26, 2015, children whose parents or legal guardians object on religious grounds need not receive the immunizations if they present to the school authorities a signed and completed Religious Exemption Certificate/Form which details the grounds for such objection. (This form can be obtained from the Illinois Department of Public Health or from the school.) If the physical condition of a child precludes immunization on medical grounds, the examining physician must indicate the reason for the medical exemption.

 

Please refer to the following chart from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) that refers to the minimum immunization requirements entering a child care facility or school in Illinois, Fall-20 17 footnotes for further guidance.

 

 

Medications at school: Requirements for medication at school is an order from the healthcare provider with the parent’s/guardian’s signature. The medication must be in the original bottle. All over the counter (OTC) medications have the same requirements. We discourage medications at school when possible.

 

Food allergies: We want school to be a safe place for our students. Please have all parents complete the food allergy form when this applies. It requires the student’s healthcare provider’s signature, as well. Cooks should be notified as soon as possible.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation information will be distributed at the time of registration.