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:I  r,, -August 15, 2012 VouR COMMUNITV Page 13 Sweet Home public schools information for 2012-13 SWEET HOME SCHOOL DIS- TRICT NO. 55 Sweet Home, Oregon PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 2012-2013 SCHOOL OPENING INFORMATION www.sweethome.kl 2,or.us ALL SCHOOLS The first day of school for grades K-6 will be Tuesday, Sep- tember 4, 2012. Attendance at Sweet Home Junior High School on Tuesday, September 4, will be for 7th graders ONLY. All students return to Sweet Home Junior High School on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Atten- dance at Sweet Home High School on Tuesday, September 4 will be for freshmen (grade 9) ONLY. All students return to Sweet Home High School on Wednesday, Sep- tember 5, 2012. Prior to ,chool opening, parents will be contacted by school staff with full details re- garding kindergarten sessions. Breakfast and lunch will be served on the first day of school, September 4, 2012. Student acci- dent insurance information and free and reduced lunch applications Will be sent home with each child the first day of school. There are some changes in bus routes and new routing information will be posted in schools by August 31, 2012. Buses will run routes be- ginning the first day of school and detailed information concerning bus schedules is available from the Transportation Department, 541-. 367-7116, and at individual school offices. Most forms referenced are available on the District web site: www.sweethome.kl 2.or.us I Par- ents/Students I Forms.: REMINDER TO PARENTS Please do not purchase shoes for school use that have soles that will scuff the floors! FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM There are no changes in meal prices for the 2012-2013 school year. Lunch will cost $2.00 for Elementary students (grades 1-6), $2.25 for Junior High School stu- dents (grades 7-8), and $2.50 for High School students (grades 9-12). Reduced price lunches are 40 and extra milk will cost 40. District breakfasts (K-12) will be "no charge" to all students dur- ing the school year. IMMUNIZATIONS Prior to enrollment, every child 5 to 19 years of age must have an immunization form which veri- fies the fact that the child has had diphtheria,/polio/tetanus (DPT); STUDENT BODY FEES Student Body Activity Fee (required for all students) $ 21.00 Planner - 9th & 10th graders (Husky Tracks requirement) 2.50 Yearbook optional ($55 after 1/1/12) 45.00 Parking Permit (driver license & insurance info required) 4.00 The following prices are per semester: Anatomy & Physiology $10.00 Art/Design 15.00 Auto Tech I, II/Consum Care/Adv Tech 5.00 Band 15.00 Business Classes (except PFM, Bus Law, Entrepreneur) 5.00 Choir (Symphonic only) 15.00 Computer Lab Fee (required for all students) 6.00 Elective Sciences 5.00/7.50/8.00 FACS Foods/Catering 10.00/15.00 Learning Experience with Children 5.00 Outdoor Education (w/towel) 18.00 P.E./Athletic Towel (free if in pay-to-play sport) 3.00 Shop - Metals/Wood 5.00/10.00 PAY-TO-PARTICIPATE FEES (must be paid prior t o participation) Per sport $ 75.00 Maximum per student 150.00 Maximum per family 300.00 Golf does not apply to individual/family maximum athletic fees. If you are participating in a sport, your past and current Pay-to- Participate fees must be paid before you can play in a contest, unless other arrangements are made with the Athletic Director. ACTIVITY DATES * PRACTICE TIMES Volleyball Team Camp (Coos Bay) Aug. 13-16 TBA Daily Doubles-all levels Aug. 20-Sept 2 9:00 a.m. - noon, & 3- 5 p.m. Football Conditioning Week (all ages) Aug. 13-17 5:30 - 8 p.m. Daily Doubles Aug. 20- Sept. 2 8 - 10:30 a.m. & 4 - 6:30 p.m. Cross Country Soccer- Boys Soccer Camp (1 st - 8th Grade) Daily Doubles Soccer - Girls Soccer Camp (1 st - 8th Grade) Daily Doubles Rally Cheer Camp Daily Doubles Water Polo Water Polo Camp Practice Aug. 20-26 5:30 - 8 p.m. Aug. 13-16 9- 11 a.m. Aug. 22-26 8 - 10 a.m. & 5 - 7 p.m. Aug. 13-169-11 a.m. Aug. 20-Sept. 2 8 - 10 a.m. & 5 - 7 p.m. Aug. 15-17 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Aug. 22-26 8 - 10 a.m. & 3 - 5 p.m. August TBA August TBA * Practice dates and/or times are subject to change. Picture dates and times are to be announced. mumps/measles/rubella (MMR); chicken pox and Hepatitis B im- munizations, as required by law. All students who have lived out- side of the United States or have been home schooled are required to provide evidence that they have received the minimum doses of the required vaccines. All students entering kinder- garten must be up to date with their immunizations and students enter- ing the 7th grade are required to have a tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) booster shot. Linn County Health Department administers im- munizations and its fees depend on whether clients have insurance that covers immunizations. A sliding 'fee scale is available for those with no insurance coverage for immu- nizations. For more information, please contact the Linn County Health Department, 541-967-3888 and request to speak to the immu- nization coordinator. INTERNET INFORMATION It is required that a completed, signed Student Internet Use Agree- ment Form be returned prior to any student being allowed or denied ac- cess to the interuet. Permission is valid as long as the student remains at the school attended when per- mission was given. Permission must be renewed if, and when, the student moves to another school. A parent/guardian may revoke this permission at any time with written notification to the school. STUDENT INFORMATION OPT-OUT The District adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Pri- vacy Act (FERPA) guidelines and allows for student privacy, when requested, with the Student Infor- mation Opt-Out Form. If you do not want Sweet Home School Dis- trict to use photographic images of your student, whether in individual or group images, this form must be completed, signed and delivered to your student's school office. The Student Information Opt Out Form must be completed and returned an- nually. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Secretaries at Foster, Haw- thorne, Holley and Oak Heights Elementary Schools will be on duty August 21 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. and August 22 and 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to register all stu- dents who have not previously reg- istered. Parents are urged to pur- chase lunch tickets prior to the first day of school. Tickets are available at individual school offices. Parents of kindergarteners and first graders enrolling in school for the first time are asked to bring an official docu- ment showing proof of date of birth and current immunization records with them when registering. SWEET HOME JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL The counselor will be on duty to assist students new to the Dis- trict in registering on Wednesday, August 22, from 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m. Students who attended an elementary school in the Sweet Home School District or attended Sweet Home Junior High last year have already registered. Student schedules will be available for stu- -dents to pick up in the office on Thursday, August 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or the first day of school from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. in the commons area. The first day of school for seventh graders is Tuesday, September 4, and the first day of school for eighth graders is Wednesday, September 5. SWEET HOME HIGH SCHOOL September 4 First day of school - FRESHMEN ONLY. September 5 ALL STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL. REGISTRATION Registration will be held in the Commons Area. Please come on assigned date if at all possible. The following schedule for the registration of students at SWeet Home High School will be in effect: FRESHMEN Monday, August 20 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. SOPHOMORES Tuesday, August 21 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. JUNIORS/SENIORS Wednesday, August 22 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ALL STUDENTS Thursday, August 23 !:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. For parents/guardians with stu- dents in more than one grade, you may register ALL your students on the same day. Choose from the above dates and bring the necessary paperwork for all of your students. New students will need to meet with a counselor to enroll prior to registration. They will receive their schedules at that time. It is impera- tive to call the Guidance Office be- ginning on August 20, 2012 at 541: 367-7155to make an appointment. If leaving a voice mail, please speak clearly and leave a phone number where you can be reached. ATHLETIC INFORMATION Official practice for Junior High sports will begin after school starts. Students having questions about Sweet Home Junior High athletics may call the Sweet Home Junior High School Office at 541- 367-718Z Students having concerns about High School athletics may call Mr. Steven Brown, Athletic Director, at 541-367-7144 or Ms. Kendra McCaslin, Athletic Sec- retary, at 541-367-7629. All ath- letic forms MUST be turned in to the athletic secretary no later than August 20, 2012, prior to first prac- tice. ALL athletes must have acur- rent, completed Physical Examina- tion Form and Co-Curricular Code. Packet on file with the office prior to participation. PHYSICAL EXAMINA- TIONS All students participating in co-curricular activities requiring physical exertion will be required annually to complete page one of a School Sports Pre-Participa- tion Examination Form, which must be on file at the school office prior to participation in the activity.- Forms are available at the District Office, 1920 .Long Street; Sweet Home High School Office, 1641 Long Street, or on the district web- site: www.sweethome.k 12.or.us. An annual physical examina- tion is necessary when a student has had a serious or chronic illness such as epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, chronic heart disease, including heart murmurs, or severe allergies. Students must submit an updated physical examination form if they have undergone major surgery. INSURANCE The District requires each stu- dent participating in co-curricular activities to show proof'of insur- ance coverage. If you have a fam- ily insurance plan that covers such an injury, you do not need to pur- chase additional coverage. Sweet Home High School students will receive information regarding vol- untary student health insurance in early August (all other students will receive the information on the first day of school). This voluntary student health insurance is avail- able to meet the insurance cover- age requirement or to supplement existing health insurance coverage. This voluntary student health .in- surance is NOT sponsored by the School District and is available to parents at their own expense. The carrier for the voluntary student health insurance is a private orga- nization and is not affiliated with Sweet Home School District in any official capacity. Photo by Scan C. Morgan Sweet Home High School Cheerleader Coach Amber Rosa draws a ticket for Jamboree tickets. Sandy Brown holds the bucket. The drawing raised some $1,257 for the program just before the Jamboree. From left are sophomore Madison Seth, senior Karese Mancuso, junior Kalynn Hagle, Rosa, senior Shalese Mancuso and sophomore Sabria Branton. Winners of two adult tickets and two children's passes were Allison Brown. Brooke Bladen won a two-night stay at Foster Lake Inn and a gift basket.