Wednesday, August 9, 2006

School registration starts next week

Express Staff Writer

The 2006-2007 school year is quickly approaching for Blaine County School District students.

Things will kick off Monday, Aug. 28, for all Blaine County students except Wood River High School upper classmen. Only freshmen at Wood River High School will begin on Monday. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors will begin the year Tuesday, Aug. 29.

"They want to give freshmen time to get oriented with the school by themselves. It's basically a freshman orientation day," said Kate Heinecke, the district's community and school relations coordinator.

Registration dates for all district schools are:

• Bellevue Elementary is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. Meet the teachers day will be Friday, Aug. 25, from 2 to 3 p.m.

• Hemingway Elementary kindergarten and new student registrations are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 18.

• Carey School will hold registration for seventh to 12th grade students and all new students from 1 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the high school office. A preschool and kindergarten open house will be 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24, at the elementary school.

• Hailey Elementary registration for new students is 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18. Class lists and school supply lists will be posted at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22, on the door by the school office. An open house to meet teachers will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24, for students. The school store will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, Aug. 22 to 25.

• Woodside Elementary, the district's new school, will hold registration Friday, Aug. 18. The school is located at 1111 Woodside Elementary Lane in Hailey.

• Wood River Middle School registration will be Thursday, Aug. 17, for the sixth grade, Friday, Aug. 18, for the seventh grade and Monday, Aug. 21, for the eighth grade. All middle school registration sessions are structured by last name. Students should register during their assigned times. Last names that start with A to L should register from 9 to 11 a.m. and M to Z should register from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The makeup and registration day for middle school students will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21.

• Wood River High School registration for seniors and juniors will be Thursday, Aug. 17, sophomores and freshmen Friday, Aug. 18. Students may only register during the assigned time structured by last name. Refer to the information box for a time schedule. The make-up day is 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24, for students who miss their regular registration. New student registration with counselors will be Monday to Friday, Aug. 21 to 25, by appointment only. Students should be prepared to pay fees on the day of registration.

Parents should also be aware that entering kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2006.

At the time of registration, all kindergarten and new students are required to present an original state-certified birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency with a physical Blaine County address.

For more information, contact the school district office at 578-5000.

Wood River High School Registration

Students may only register during the time assigned by last name.

Seniors—Thursday, Aug. 17

A-C 8-8:45 a.m.; D-H 8:45--9:30 a.m.; I-M 9:30-10:15 a.m.; N-S 10:15-11 a.m.; T-Z 11-11:30 a.m.

Juniors—Thursday, Aug. 17

A-C 1-1:45 p.m.; D-K 1:45-2:30 p.m.; L-P 2:30-3:15 p.m.; Q-S 3:15-4 p.m.; T-Z 4-4:30 p.m.

Sophomores—Friday, Aug. 18

A-C 8-8:45 a.m.; D-H 8:45--9:30 a.m.; I-M 9:30-10:15 a.m.; N-S 10:15-11 a.m.; T-Z 11-11:30 a.m.

Freshmen—Friday, Aug. 18

A-D 1-1:45 p.m.; E-J 1:45-2:30 p.m.; K-P 2:30-3:15 p.m.; Q-T 3:15-4 p.m.; U-Z 4-4:30 p.m.

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