Stu­dent regis­tra­tion, open houses sched­uled for July

The Covington News - - LOCAL - DANIELLE EVER­SON de­v­er­son@cov­news.com

Sum­mer may be in full swing, but stu­dent regis­tra­tion and open house pro­grams for the up­com­ing school year are right around the cor­ner for New­ton County Schools.

Regis­tra­tion for new stu­dents will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., July 22-26 at the New­ton County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion build­ing, and there are a num­ber of doc­u­ments par­ents/guardians need to have when en­rolling a stu­dent. With­out the doc­u­ments, a child can­not be en­rolled in school.

Par­ents/guardians will need to pro­vide the fol­low­ing:

• two proofs of New­ton County res­i­dency: a util­ity bill and lease agree­ment/ mort­gage state­ment

• par­ent or guardian photo ID

• proof of cus­tody/guardian­ship (if the birth par­ent is not reg­is­ter­ing the stu­dent)

• a cer­ti­fied copy of the stu­dent’s birth cer­tifi­cate

• the stu­dent’s So­cial Se­cu­rity card, or signed wavier re­quest

• a copy of the child’s im­mu­niza­tion record

• the child’s Ge­or­gia Cer­tifi­cate of Eye, Ear and Den­tal Ex­am­i­na­tion (This is only re­quired for stu­dents en­ter­ing a Ge­or­gia

pub­lic school for the first time.)

• withdrawal forms and/or a copy of the child’s fi­nal re­port card from a pre­vi­ous school

• a copy of the child’s test score re­sult form

• a copy of the child’s spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion records (if the stu­dent has a dis­abil­ity)

• a copy of the stu­dent’s Dis­ci­pline Re­port (for stu­dents en­ter­ing grades 7-12)

• a com­pleted stu­dent regis­tra­tion packet

Ac­cord­ing to school sys­tem of­fi­cials, the adult who is reg­is­ter­ing the stu­dent must be the par­ent named on the birth cer­tifi­cate un­less of­fi­cial guardian­ship pa­pers are pre­sented.

In the case of di­vorced par­ents, only the par­ent who has pri­mary phys­i­cal cus­tody as des­ig­nated in the fi­nal di­vorce de­cree will be per­mit­ted to reg­is­ter the stu­dent.

Fi­nal di­vorce pa­per­work must be pre­sented dur­ing stu­dent regis­tra­tion.

School sys­tem of­fi­cials also note that the name(s) on the proofs of res­i­dency must be the par­ent named on the birth cer­tifi­cate or des­ig­nated as the of­fi­cial guardian on the of­fi­cial pa­per­work.

If the proof of res­i­dency is in the name of a step­par­ent, a mar­riage cer­tifi­cate must be pre­sented that proves the step­par­ent and the of­fi­cial par­ent/guardian are mar­ried at regis­tra­tion.

No no­ta­rized let­ters will be ac­cepted in lieu of of­fi­cial guardian­ship pa­pers.

If a stu­dent who is trans­fer­ring from a Ge­or­gia pub­lic school en­rolling in fourth, sixth or ninth grade does not pro­vide proof of pass­ing the read­ing and math por­tions of the Ge­or­gia CRCT, the stu­dent will be placed in the pre­vi­ous grade un­til ac­cept­able proof of pass­ing is pro­vided.

School sys­tem of­fi­cials also note that if a stu­dent is 16 years or older and doesn’t pro­vide an ac­cept­able Dis­ci­pline Re­port upon en­roll­ment, the stu­dent will not be per­mit­ted to en­roll in the New­ton County School Sys­tem.

A stu­dent regis­tra­tion packet can be found by vis­it­ing the NCSS web­site at new­ton­coun­tyschools.org/en­roll­ment-in­for­ma­tion/regis­tra­tion.aspx

In ad­di­tion to stu­dent regis­tra­tion, the school sys­tem has also sched­uled open houses for all New­ton County Schools. Open house sched­ules are as fol­lows:

• El­e­men­tary School Open House: Wed­nes­day, July 31, 5 to 7 p.m.

• Mid­dle School Open House: Thurs­day, Aug. 1, 5 to 7 p.m.

• High School Open House: Wed­nes­day, July 31, 6 to 8 p.m.

The first day of the 2013-14 school year for New­ton County School Sys­tem stu­dents is Fri­day, Aug. 2.

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