TAYLORVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNOUNCES REGISTRATION
TAYLORVILLE –Taylorville Community Unit Schools has announced the details for the 2016-17 school registration.
Families of returning students may begin the online registration process on Monday, July 25. The primary guardian should log in to the district’s Skyward Family Access page at www.tcusd3.org. Parents or guardians needing a log-in ID and password may call their school to obtain this information. Parents without computers will have access to a computer lab during registration hours to complete the process. 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 www.tcusd3.org on the registration page.
To finish registration, parents will need to go to the high school cafeteria 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. Senior high students will receive their discipline code book, student handbook, and student planner. 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.
Once again, the District will be using Skyward’s Fee Management System. Parents will be able to see their student’s book rental, and fees, and pay online by MasterCard or Visa. This system integrates directly with the RevTrak system that is already in place. 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. Skyward and RevTrak are secure, user-friendly websites. Families also still have the option to pay by cash or check at their school
Final Registration for All Grades
Final Registration for all grade levels will be held in the High School Cafeteria (enter through the Main Parking Lot Entrance – Home Ec/Ag Wing) on the following days:
If your child’s last name starts with (A-F) - Tuesday, August 9, 2016 – 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
If your child’s last name starts with (G-N) – Wednesday, August 10, 2016 – 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
If your child’s last name starts with (O-Z) – Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Elementary Registration Fees Jr High Registration Fees
Kindergarten - $60 Grades 5-8 - $95
Grades 1-4 - $70 Athletic Participation - $150 (for students who are selected to a team)
High School Registration Fees
Freshman – Junior – Registration $95 plus course fees
Seniors – Registration $105 plus course fees
All students are also required to purchase a student planner for $10. ($4 for students who are approved for reduced lunches; the fee is waived for students who are approved for free lunches.)
Athletic Participation - $150 (for students who are selected to a team)
Drivers Ed - $150
Parking - $35
Graduation - $25
Meal Prices Breakfast Lunch
Elementary Paid - $1.25 Reduced - $0.30 Paid - $2.05 Reduced - $0.40
Jr-Sr.High Paid - $1.25 Reduced - $0.30 Paid - $2.20 Reduced - $0.40
For families needing financial assistance, applications for the free/reduced meal program and textbook fee waiver will be available through the online registration process or at registration.
Elementary students new to the district who do not know their building assignment are asked to call the district office at 217-824-4951.
Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old by or on September 1, 2015.
All students entering Kindergarten or those new to Illinois are required to have physical (must include lead screening), dental and vision exams. 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.
Students will be assigned as follows: In-town students Grades K-2 will attend North School. In-town students Grade 3 & 4 will attend Memorial School. Students who were formerly assigned to Stonington Elementary School will remain there for Grades K-3.
Taylorville Junior High School
Junior high students new to the district are asked to contact the junior high office at 217-24-4924 before August 1 so that transcripts can be obtained prior to registration.
The Jr. High will be closed to the public on Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10. It will be open on Thursday, August 11 from Noon – 7:00 p.m. and Friday, August 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. so students can come and practice opening their lockers and walkthrough their schedules.
Orientation for all incoming 5th graders 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 on Thursday, August 11, at 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
All 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.
Taylorville High School
High school students new to the district are asked to contact the High School office (217-824-2268) before August 1 so that transcripts from previous schools can be obtained prior to registration and to schedule an appointment for 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.
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.
The Taylorville High School P.E. Department will be taking pre-orders for both boys’ and girls’ PE clothing during registration.
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. Bruder’s office (Student Services) Monday, August 15, Tuesday August 16 and Wednesday, August 17, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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 Monday, August 15 beginning at 9:00 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 2016-17 school year will open on Tuesday, August 16 & Wednesday, August 17, with a two-day workshop for all personnel of the district. The first day of student attendance will be Thursday, August 18.
The Taylorville School District offers an extensive range of general and vocational education opportunities according to Superintendent Dr. 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 Administration Education Center at 512 W. Spresser Street, telephone 824-4951.