North Putnam announces back-to-school schedule

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

All school offices within the North Putnam Community School Corporation will open on Tuesday, July 29.

Registration at all schools is scheduled for Monday, August 4 from noon to 7 p.m., august 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If registration is not possible on these days, please contact the individual schools to make other arrangements.

Textbook rental payments are due and payable at the time of registration and/or enrollment. Persons may receive textbook assistance if they qualify for free or reduced lunches based on federal free lunch guidelines.

Free/reduced lunch applications will be available at the schools. Those who cannot pay their rental fees at the time of registration and who do not qualify for the free/reduced lunch program can work with school officials at the schools to develop an approved payment plan.

Book rental costs are as follows:

Bainbridge Elementary

Pre School--no fees


Grade 1--$58.71

Grade 2--$56.82

Grade 3--$65.20

Grade 4--$56.08

Grade 5--$55.81

Roachdale Elementary

Pre School--no fees


Grade 1--$62.79

Grade 2--62.07

Grade 3--$75.69

Grade 4--$63.47

Grade 5--$60.94

North Putnam Middle School

Rental fees depend upon the classes taken and will vary with each student. The maximum textbook rental fees are as follows: 6th Grade--$88.72; 7th Grade--$95.96; 8th Grade--$100.34.

North Putnam High School

Rental fees depend upon the classes taken and will vary with each student. NPHS students wishing to change schedules should call 522-6282 and arrange a meeting for August 7 or 8 with a counselor.

Parents registering new students must bring a copy of the child's birth certificate and immunization record with them. Students who are living with adults other than their parents will be required to have court documentation detailing legal guardianship before enrolling. Bus information for new students can be obtained by calling 522-6220 beginning August 1.

Full day (everyday) kindergarten is offered at both Bainbridge and Roachdale Elementary Schools. If you have a kindergarten age child and have not registered, please contact the appropriate school after the offices open on July 29 or during registration on Aug. 1 and 2.

Classes for North Putnam Community School Corporation students in grades Kindergarten through 12 will begin a full day on Wednesday, August 14. Classes at all schools will begin at 8:30 a.m. with dismissal at 3 p.m. at the elementary schools and 3:10 at the middle and high schools.

Lunch prices are: High School $2.25; Middle School $2.25; Roachdale and Bainbridge $2.15 and Adult $3.10. Breakfast prices: all schools $1.25, adults $1.65.

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  • Too bad that NP didn't dust off their 4 day school week plan and look to implement it this year. With the price of fuel (auto/bus/heating) it seems like Mr. Pride's plan from a couple of years ago makes even more sense now. I know that it could be a hardship on parents having their kids home an extra day during the workweek, but with tax money as tight as it is, schools will need to look at all options to make dollars stretch further, because it is becoming harder and harder to raise property taxes to fund anything.

    -- Posted by hoosierpete on Tue, Jul 8, 2008, at 11:44 AM
  • I agree.. Mr. Pride's plan makes a lot more sense now doesn't it? How much would the corporation save on buses on just one day??

    -- Posted by cougarmom on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 12:34 PM
  • They raise Taxes for no reason.. lining peoples pockets that's all...

    THink about it, ALL they care about anymore is sex ed and Athletics. if you don't have the ability to play athletics, you aren't going to learn anything & if you have sex and get pregnant, they probably have a class to support that too.. then we wonder why this world is so messed up... hmmm I wonder... it's sad, very sad.

    -- Posted by luv2bmom2001 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 11:41 PM
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