DeKalb County Schools Re-Open August 2nd

July 16, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page

DeKalb County Schools will re-open in August

Registration for all students will be Monday, August 2nd. That will be an abbreviated school day from 7:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

Registration for students new to DeKalb County grades 9-12 will be July 19 & 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb County High School. Please bring the following with you: Proof of Residence, Birth Certificate, Immunization Record, and any school Records. For more information, please call 597-2249.

The Fifth Annual First Day of School Education Celebration for DeKalb County will be held on Monday, August 2nd from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. downtown around the courthouse square. For more information, contact Michelle Burklow at 597-4084

Thursday, August 5th will be an administrative day at all schools and all teachers must attend from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The first full day of school for all students will be Tuesday, August 3rd. Wednesday, August 4th will also be a full day of school.

DeKalb County will host the first teacher in-service for the 2010-11 school year on Thursday, July 22nd at the First Baptist Life Enrichment Center on Church Street. Registration will be from 7:30 a.m. until 7:55 a.m. with Kimberly Carraway beginning the day speaking on the topic "Applying Brain Research to the Classroom" at 8:00 a.m.

A system wide professional development day will be Monday, July 26th at DCHS and all teachers from all schools must attend from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

All teachers will report to DCHS from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27th . All teachers will then report to their individual schools Tuesday, July 27th from noon until 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday, July 28th & 29th from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Registration for students eligible for 21st Century Community Learning Centers After School program will be held at DeKalb West School, DeKalb Middle School and DeKalb County High School on Monday, August 2nd during school wide registration.

Students eligible to attend will be presented a packet of materials including registration forms that must be returned on Tuesday, August 3rd with all information completed.

21st Century Community Learning Centers After School Program will begin on Monday, August 9th from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Programs are designed to meet local and state performance standards in core academic subjects including math, reading/literacy, and science. Art, music and drama activities along with field trips will be included. The program is free with transportation provided.

Registration for the voluntary pre-kindergarten program in the DeKalb County School system will be conducted on Monday, August 2nd at Smithville Elementary School and DeKalb West School.

Children may be registered that day from 7:45 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Clay Farler, Director of the Pre-K program and Attendance Supervisor, says state funding provides for a total of four pre-k classes at Smithville Elementary School and one class at DeKalb West School.

Farler says eligible children must be four years of age by September 30th and their parents must meet the federal income guidelines. "Parents should bring their four year old child to registration along with the youngster's birth certificate, record of a physical examination within the last year, and the child's immunization record.

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