Taylorville Community Unit Schools has announced the details for the 2013-14 school registration.
Families of returning students may begin the online registration process on August 1. The primary guardian should log in to the district’s Skyward Family Access page at http://www.taylorvilleschools.com. Parents or guardians needing a log-in ID and password may call their school to obtain this information. Parents without computers may go to the school’s computer lab during registration hours, and the process may be completed there. Assistance will be available for those with no computer experience. There will be no paper registration for returning students.
Health, dental, and vision exam forms and elementary and junior high supply lists are available on the district website at http://www.taylorvilleschools.com on the registration page.
To finish registration, parents will need to go to their children’s schools to submit any pages printed during the online registration process. At that time, parents will be given free and reduced meal and textbook rental/fee waiver program information, and a brochure regarding the free student accident insurance program. Elementary and junior high families will receive a discipline code handbook. Families should be prepared to show two forms of proof of address, such as a driver’s license, utility bill, mortgage or lease document, or bank statement.
Parents may utilize the district’s online Web Store for payment of textbook rental, fees, and optional purchases by MasterCard or Visa. The Web Store will open Monday, August 1 at http://taylorvilleschools.revtrak.net. Payments for textbook rental, a variety of student fees, and foodservice for all students in the family can be made at the same time. A nominal convenience fee will be added at the end of the transaction. Parents are asked to bring a printed receipt to final registration so payment can be verified. RevTrak is a secure, user-friendly website with an easy to understand Frequently Asked Questions page to assist with the payment process. Families also have the option to pay by cash or check at their school
Registration in each of the elementary schools will be held on Tuesday, August 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., and Wednesday, August 7, from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by or on September 1, 2013.
Parents of new elementary students, including kindergarteners who have not preregistered, should contact the Administration Office at 824-4951 by August 5 to verify their building assignment.
The elementary book rental for the school year is $35 for Kindergarten and $45 for Grades 1-4, plus all K-4 students will be assessed a $25 technology fee. Elementary meal prices will be $1.20 for breakfast and $1.95 for lunch. For families needing financial assistance, applications for the free/reduced meal program and textbook fee waiver will be available through the online registration process.
All students entering kindergarten or those new to Illinois are required to have physical and dental exams, as well as a vision exam. Second grade students are also required to have a dental exam. Dental and vision exam waivers are available for children who meet certain conditions. Kindergarteners must also show proof of being up to date on required immunizations, which includes the chicken pox vaccine.
Beginning this year, students who formerly attended Memorial, North, or South Elementary Schools will be assigned as follows: Grades K-2 will attend North Elementary School. Grades 3-4 will attend Memorial Elementary School. Students who were formerly assigned to Stonington Elementary School will remain there for Grades K-4. All 5th grade students will now attend Taylorville Junior High School.
Taylorville Junior High School will hold registration for 7th and 8th graders on Tuesday, August 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 5th and 6th graders will register on Wednesday, August 7 from noon – 7:00 p.m. Working parents may take advantage of the evening hours on Wednesday regardless of their child’s grade level.
Junior high students new to the district are asked to contact the junior high office at 824-4924 before August 1 so that transcripts can be obtained prior to registration.
Orientation for all first-time junior high students, including all incoming 5th and 6th graders and any 7th and 8th graders new to the school will be held to acquaint students with the school, daily procedures, teachers, classes, and lockers. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. The orientations will be held in the Forum as follows:
New 7th graders at 9:30 a.m.
New 8th graders at 11:00 a.m.
New 5th graders at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
New 6th graders at 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
If you plan to attend an orientation session, please arrive 30 minutes early to complete the registration process.
Grade 5 book rental for the school year is $45 and Grade 6-8 is $70, plus all Grade 5-8 students will be assessed a $25 technology fee. An athletic participation fee of $125 at the junior high level will also be assessed to students who are selected to a team, payable at the time of team selection.
Junior high meal prices will be $1.20 for breakfast and $2.10 for lunch. For families needing financial assistance, applications for the free/reduced meal program and textbook fee waiver will be available through the online registration process.
All 6th sixth grade students and those new to Illinois are required to have physical and dental exams prior to the start of school. Also, students new to Illinois are required to have a vision exam. Dental and vision exam waivers are available for children who meet certain conditions.
Registration for Taylorville High School will be held during the week of August 5 as follows: seniors – Monday, August 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; juniors and sophomores – Tuesday, August 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and freshmen – Wednesday, August 7 from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Working parents may take advantage of the evening hours on Wednesday, regardless of their child’s grade level.
High school students new to the district will register on Thursday, August 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. These students are asked to contact the High School office (824-2268) before August 1 so that transcripts from previous schools can be obtained prior to registration. Paper registration packets for new students only will be available at the high school beginning August 1 so that forms can be completed prior to registration day. Please contact the high school at 824-2268 if you need additional information.
Senior high students will receive their discipline code, student handbook, and student planner at school on Monday, August 19.
High school students should attend with their parents as yearbook and student ID photos will be taken during registration. School-appropriate attire is required. Make-up dates will be scheduled for students who are not able to attend registration.
Book rental for the school year is as follows: Grades 9-11 - $70; and Grade 12 - $80. In addition, all students will be assessed a $25 technology fee and all students are required to purchase a student planner for $10. ($4 for students who are approved for reduced lunches; fee waived for students who are approved for free lunches.) An athletic participation fee of $150 at the high school level will also be assessed to students who are selected to a team. There is a $150 fee for the Driver Education course. Some courses may also require workbooks or supplies for an additional fee. This information will be available at the school and at the Web Store. The Taylorville High School P.E. Department will have available both boys’ and girls’ PE clothing for sale as a separate purchase.
THS students who plan to drive to school must complete a parking tag registration form and pay the $35 fee as part of the registration process. Parking tags will not be distributed during registration. Parking tags will be issued from Mr. Hutchison’s office (Student Services) Friday, August 9 through Tuesday, August 13, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
High school meal prices will be $1.20 for breakfast and $2.10 for lunch. For families needing financial assistance, applications for the free/reduced meal program and textbook fee waiver will be available through the online registration process.
All ninth grade students and those new to Illinois are required to have a physical examination prior to the start of school and must also show proof that they have received their required booster immunizations. Also, students new to Illinois are required to have a dental and a vision exam. Dental and vision exam waivers are available for children who meet certain conditions. Completed forms may be turned in at registration or the first day of school.
The “Tornado Drill” freshman orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 14, beginning at 9:30 a.m., for all incoming THS 9th graders. This orientation will acquaint students to the school building, daily procedures, teachers, classes, and lockers. Activities for the orientation will include a building tour, meetings with administration and staff, and a mini-schedule of their day. A sack lunch will be provided.
BEGINNING OF SCHOOL
The 2013-14 school year will open on Thursday, August 15, with a one-day workshop for all personnel of the district. The first day of student attendance will be Friday, August 16, with a dismissal time of 2:30 p.m. Both breakfast and lunch will be served that day. The 2:30 p.m. dismissal time will continue through Friday, August 30. Full-day attendance will begin Tuesday, September 3.
The TaylorvilleSchool District offers an extensive range of general and vocational education opportunities according to Superintendent Gregg Fuerstenau, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator. All programs are offered to students without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap. The Superintendent's Office is located in AdministrationEducationCenter at 512 W. Spresser Street, telephone 824-4951.