South Putnam announces opening, enrollment activities

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

South Putnam Community Schools will open the 2013-14 school year on Monday, Aug. 12 for students in kindergarten through grade 12.

All kindergarten students must be five years old on or before Aug. 1 to be eligible to enroll.

Students will be in attendance on Aug. 12 and lunch will be served.

New students will need a copy of their birth certificate and immunization records. Proof of legal guardianship may be required.

Central Elementary and Fillmore Elementary will host enrollment and book rental on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 1 and 2. Enrollment will be from noon-7 p.m. on Aug. 1 and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Aug. 2.

There will be no regular registration day for the middle school or high school. It will all be done online.

There are four ways to register students online, and this does include elementary students.

To register, parents will need their student's Harmony user name and password. Parents without user names may locate the access form at under the registration information.

All mandatory state and corporation forms are included in the online registration. In addition, parents may also access optional forms that can be printed and returned to the school.

1. Register online in the privacy of your own home.

2. The high school computer lab is open this week (July 15-19) from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The technology staff will be there for any technical assistance.

3. South Putnam will have a booth at the Putnam County 4-H Fair. Staff will be available to answer questions and help with registration needs. South Putnam's booth in the Industrial Tent will be open July 19-26 from 4-9 p.m. each day.

4. Stop by South Putnam Middle School/High School from July 29 through Aug. 2 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. On these dates, the high school computer lab will be open for parents of elementary, middle or high school students. The technology staff will be on hand for assistance.

Online payments will be available this year with a credit or debit card.

Parents should make every effort to register during those days. If this is not possible, please contact the high school at 653-3148 or 795-6339 between 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3 p.m. to make arrangements.

For parents who may qualify for free and reduced lunches and textbooks, applications are available on the website or can be picked up at either the corporation office or the middle school/high school. To save time during the registration process, parents are encouraged to download the application and return it in advance to the corporation office, the middle school/high school or bring it to the fair.

Direct questions regarding online registration, free and reduced applications or obtaining your student's Harmony user name and password to Susanne Sullivan at

South Putnam Middle School/High School students' schedules and book fees will be available online to view starting the week of July 15. Students with schedule conflicts or questions should contact the high school office at 653-3148 to schedule an appointment with a guidance counselor. Also, the elementary book fees will be available for viewing at

Students must have everything completed prior to the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 12.

Parents unable to pay book rental fees during the scheduled time periods should contact their building principal prior to the first day of school to make arrangements for payment.

Principals will be in their offices from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily beginning Friday, July 26.

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