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Preparing for the first day of school

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The new school year is quickly approaching.

The first full day of school for teachers in Clay Community Schools for the 2009-10 academic school year will be on Wednesday, Aug. 12, and for students Thursday, Aug. 13. Teachers will report on Wednesday Aug. 12, at Northview High School, for a general organizational meeting.

All principals will be on duty in their respected buildings, Monday. For more information, contact the appropriate school with questions concerning specific enrollment dates.

Questions regarding bus transportation can be answered by calling 442-7121.

For more information about the LEAAP Pre-School program, call 446-2536.

Questions regarding Cumberland Academy can be answered by calling 446-4120.

The schedule for enrolling, school visitations, paying textbook rental, etc., for Clay City Junior/Senior High School, North Clay Middle School and Northview High School is as follows:

* Clay City: Class schedules and other back-to-school information for students in grades 7-12 can be picked up in the main office between 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, Aug. 3-7. Any information not picked up by 4 p.m., Friday, will be mailed. Textbook rental will be collected once all class assignments are finalized.

New students may register in the guidance office Monday- Friday, Aug. 3-12 from 9a.m.-3p.m. Please call the school at 939-2154 to schedule an appointment with a counselor. The counselors will not be available on Tuesday, Aug. 11 as they will be attending an all-day meeting, and on Wednesday, Aug. 12, during the morning hours, because of a faculty staff development day.

A special Grade 7/New students Orientation Night is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m., in the Auditeria for both students and parents. As a variety of issues will be discussed, all grade 7/new students and parents are urged to attend.

All students except for grade 7 will report their first period classes on Thursday Aug. 13. Seventh-grade students will report to the Auditeria.

* North Clay: Students new to the school corporation should contact the office from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., to be enrolled. New students should bring a birth certificate, immunization records and academic information from the previous school. To be assured everything will be ready for the first day of school, new students should enroll today through the end of the day on Friday, Aug. 7.

Schedules for seventh-and eighth-grade students will be distributed on the first day of school.

The sixth grade Back to School night will be on Aug. 12, from 6-8 p.m. This will be an informational evening for parents and students. Sixth-grade students will receive schedules and locker information at that time.

* Northview: Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 4, any new student needing to enroll may call 448-2661 to arrange a scheduling appointment.

An Open House for incoming freshmen will be held Thursday, Aug. 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the auditorium. Freshmen class schedules will be distributed at that time.

Class schedules will be distributed during Home Room on Thursday, Aug. 13.

There will be no class schedule changes except to correct a schedule mistake or balance classes as per the policy in the Course Description Booklet. Any student having a scheduling mistake needs to make an appointment by calling Northview. All other scheduling questions can be answered after school starts by signing up to see a counselor.

Textbook rental will be collected once all class assignments are finalized.

The policy for backpacks and purses changed with the 2007-08 school year. Backpacks must be kept in lockers, Purses can be no larger than the average textbook.

* Immunizations: All Pre-school, Kindergarten and students new to Clay Community Schools should bring a copy of their completed immunization record to school when enrolling.

Breakfast and lunch charges are no longer allowed at the middle or high school level. For elementary students, three charges will be allowed, but students will be asked to pay for those charges. Students without money for meals after charges are accumulated will be provided with a peanut butter/jelly sandwich and milk.

School information

The following table shows the phone numbers and in-class hours for each of the schools in the Clay Community School Corporation for the 2009-10 year:

SchoolPhone NumberStudent Hours
Clay City Elementary939-31208:25 a.m. -3 p.m.
Clay City Jr./Sr. High939- 21548:25 a.m. -3:05 p.m.
East Side Elementary448-87558:15 a.m. -2:40 p.m.
Forest Park Elementary443-76218:15 a.m. -2:40 p.m.
Special Services448-80368 a.m.-4 p.m.
Jackson Twp. Elementary986-21778:05 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
Meridian Elementary448-85608:15 a.m. -2:40 p.m.
Staunton Elementary448-82708:05 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
Van Buren Elementary448-13628:05 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
North Clay Middle School448-15308:40 a.m. -3:20 p.m.
Northview High School448-26618:30 a.m. -3:10 p.m.

Breakfast/Lunch Prices

The prices for breakfast and lunch for the 2009-10 school year are as follows:

Middle and High School$1.30$2.10

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When do elementary students find out who their teachers are? Is there not some sort of orientation day to see where their class is, pay fees, etc?

-- Posted by skooby on Thu, Aug 6, 2009, at 9:46 AM

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