Supt. Robert E. Green, Superintendent of the Greencastle Community School Corporation, has announced the following information for the opening of the 2008-2009 school year for the Greencastle schools.
Registration for all grades and schools will be held August 7 at Deer Meadow Primary School from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Payment for textbooks is due at the time of rental. MasterCard and Visa credit card services will be accepted for payments.
Individuals unable to pay at the time of rental must make arrangements with the building principal for payment.
A minimum payment of $5 is due upon registration.
High school students may pick up schedules during the textbook rental dates.
All building principals, counselors, school nurses, school lunch director and transportation supervisor will be at Deer Meadow that day should parents have any questions.
Student-Parent Guides will be available for all parents of students of the Greencastle Schools at registration for textbooks.
August 13 is a teacher in-service day and students will return to school on Thursday, August 14. This is a full day and buses will run on the regular schedule.
Beginning and dismissal times for students are: Elementary 8:15 a.m.-2:50 p.m.; Middle School 8:05 a.m.-3:10 p.m. and High School is 7:55 a.m.-3:10 p.m.
Children must be five years of age on or before August 1 to enroll in Kindergarten. Parents should bring a completed medical record form at registration. A birth certificate or hospital certificate as proof of the child's age must be provided if they do not bring a certificate to registration. Medical forms may be obtained from the school principals.
All children in kindergarten and first grade must be immunized against Hepatitis B for enrollment in the upcoming year. Students need to have completed or be on a schedule for the three dose series as a requirement to enter kindergarten and first grade.
All students entering the 6th grade must receive an additional measles shot (preferably an MMR booster) to bring their shot record up to date.
Free immunizations may be obtained from the Putnam County Health Services Clinic at 653-6171 and at the Board of health at 653-5210. At either place you must have an appointment and you must bring the child's immunization record with you.
Free and reduced lunches are available through Federal programs in the schools for those who qualify. The criteria and applications for these programs will be available at the time of textbook rental.
Primary textbook rental fees will be as follows: Kindergarten $77; Grade one $83; and Grade two $81.
Intermediate fees are: Grade three $87, Grade 4 $85 and Grade 5 $88.
Middle School fees depend upon the courses taken but a maximum cost for each grade is: Grade six $106.21, Grade seven $112.98 and Grade 8 $115.52.
High School rental fees depend on courses taken.
School lunch fees will be: $2.15 for grades 1-5 and $2.25 for grades 6-12. Breakfast fees will be $1.10 for all grades. Milk prices are $.40 per carton.
Principals of the schools will be available in their buildings beginning Wednesday, July 30 for consultation.