It's almost time to register for school
There's still about a month left to enjoy all that summer brings, but it is time to start thinking ahead to the school year. Registration dates are coming up for Baker Prairie Middle School and Canby High School students.
Families with children new to elementary school are encouraged to call their individual school office. All offices opened this week, the week of Aug. 5.
The registration dates, times and information for middle and high school students are as follows.
Canby High School
-7:30-9:30 a.m. Seniors
-10-11:45 a.m. Juniors
-11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Offices closed
-12:45-2:45 p.m. Sophomores
-11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Freshmen
-2:15-3:15 p.m. Offices closed
-3:15-6:45 p.m. Open registration – open to all grades
On the first day of Canby High's registration, there will be a blood drive, and during both days, youth heart screenings will be available.
Providence Play Smart provides the free screenings for youth ages 12-18. The quick and simple screening includes a questionnaire, weight, height, blood pressure measurement and a 12-lead electrocardiogram (which is not a part of normal pediatric well visits or sports physicals). Kids get to take home a printout of their own EKG.
"We want to screen all youth, not just athletes," Play Smart Manager Lydia Hibsch previously told The Herald. She warned that kids who are less active pose heart health risks as well.
While the school is the venue for the screenings, the results go directly to parents or guardians. Those who have abnormal results from the initial screening will receive free follow-up with a cardiologist and an echocardiogram.
Baker Prairie Middle School
The school mailed registration packets to families this week, the week of Aug. 5. Families attending registration should bring all of the information in the registration packet—updated, signed and dated. This includes an updated student verification form (white), emergency closure plan (lavender), electronic communication system agreement (pink), CSD iPad user agreement (green) and copies of updated immunizations, if needed.
At the registration, parents will register their student, turning in all necessary forms listed above and paying registration fees. Parents will also have opportunities to sign up for ParentVue (an app to keep tabs on student grades) and the Parent Teacher Organization. Information about intramurals and the Korean Studies program will be available.
And don't forget, registration day is picture day! Students will have their picture taken and will receive their ID card. They will also receive a draft of their schedule.
Student leaders will be on hand to give tours of the building.
After registration, pack up the inflatable rafts and get out the backpacks, because the first day of school swoops in just after Labor Day.
The first day for grades 1-6 (full day) and grades 7 and 9 (half day) is Tuesday, Sept. 3. The first day for grades 8 and 10-12 is Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Elementary school begins at 9 a.m. and middle and high school begin at 7:40 a.m.
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