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Page 10 shop online at www.broadcasteronline.com August 9, 2011 VERMILLION PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT REGISTRATION SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 15TH AND TUESDAY, AUGUST 16TH From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for all grade levels WHO SHOULD REGISTER: • Students who are new to the Vermillion Public School District. • Students who were in the distict last year, but did not register for the 2011-2012 school term. • Students who wish to pay fees and purchase meals (see fees listed below by building) HIGH SCHOOL 1001 East Main • 677-7035 Curt Cameron, Principal Jason Huska, Dean of Students Monday, August 15th: 9-12 students; High School Library Tuesday, August 16th: 9-12 students; High School Library Fees: Required – Senior Graduation Fee, $20.00. Activity tickets and meals may also be purchased: see meal prices at right. Activity ticket price is $25.00. MIDDLE SCHOOL 422 Princeton • 677-7025 Pat Anderson, Principal Monday, August 15th: 6th-8th grade students, Commons Tuesday, August 16th: 6th-8th grade students, Commons Fees: Yearbook, activity tickets and meals may be purchased: see meal prices at right. Activity ticket price is $25.00. Athletic Physicals: Athletes must have a physical exam completed before they can check out equipment. ELEMENTARY Austin (P, K-1) • 300 High Street • 677-7010 Kim Johnson, Principal/Director of Instruction Jolley (2-5) • 224 S. University St.• 677-7015 Mark Upward, Principal Monday, August 15th and Tuesday, August 16th: Austin – P ,K-1 and Jolley – 2-5. If you and your child completed a personal data form (a pink card) and returned it last spring, and there are no changes (i.e. address), you will not have to come in for registration on these dates. Activity tickets should be purchased and meals should be purchased: see meal prices at right. Activity ticket price is $25. GENERAL INFORMATION Kindergarten and ALL other students enrolling in the Vermillion School District for the first time are required by South Dakota law to present a copy of their birth certificate and PROOF of immunization records. According to South Dakota law any person responsible for a child of school age, shall cause the child to regularly attend school. Vermillion Schools Begin A New Year Student registration for the new school year will be held at all schools on August 15 and 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Payment for meals may be made at the individual schools during registration. Free or reduced meal applications are also available at the individual schools and district office. Bus passes and activity tickets may be purchased at the district office. Activity tickets for events may also be purchased at the high school office. Teachers will have meetings on Tuesday, August 23 in preparation for the students return to school. The first day of school will be Thursday, August 25 which will be a full day. All services will be provided beginning the first day including transportation and meal programs. The first vacation will be Labor Day which is September 5. Also, faculty will have a full day of training on literacy instruction on September 27, so classes will not be in session on that day. Everyone is encouraged to visit the school district web site on a regular basis at www.vermillion.k12.sd.us for school district information. This site provides up-to-date information on school events as well as the district master calendar, policies, and the student management and information system where parents may check their student progress. Parents are encouraged to up-date telephone and computer contact information during registration. This information will be used to assist in communication with parents regarding school matters or in case of emergency. Also, the contact information will be used with the SchoolReach System whereby weather and school schedule changes may be communicated directly to families. The Vermillion School Board continues its commitment to further develop the district technology system for students and staff. For example, every classroom SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM PRICES All students may put money on their accounts during registration and throughout the school year, or purchase individual meals. Breakfast Lunch High School (9-12).....................................................N/A $2.75 Middle School (6-8)..................................................$1.40 $2.70 Elementary (K-5)......................................................$1.40 $2.55 Adults.....................................................................$1.70 $3.25 Extra Breakfast Entree.............................................$1.10 N/A Extra Yogurt Entree....................................................N/A $1.40 Reduced Price Meals.................................................30¢ 40¢ IMPORTANT DATES: 8/15, 8/16.....................................................Registration 9am-1pm 8/25...................................................................First Day of School 9/5..................................................................................Labor Day 10/10...............................................................Native American Day 11/11.........................................................................Veteran’s Day 11/23..................................................................2:00pm Dismissal 11/24, 11/25.................................................Thanksgiving Vacation 12/22..................................................................2:00pm Dismissal 12/23 - 1/2........................................................Christmas Vacation 1/4........................................................................Classes Resume 1/16.............................................................Martin Luther King Day 2/20........................................................................President’s Day 3/7......................................................................2:00pm Dismissal 3/8, 3/9.......................................................................Spring Break 4/6................................................................................Good Friday 4/9...........................................................................Easter Monday 5/22....................................................................Last Day of School TBD.................................................................................Graduation PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DATES: 8/23.................................................................Pre-school In-service 10/26...........................................................8am to noon In-service 1/3.......................................................................Full day In-service 2/8...............................................................8am to noon In-service TBD.......................................................................Full day In-service QUARTER DATES: 10/21..................................................End of 1st Quarter (40 Days) 12/22..................................................End of 2nd Quarter (40 Days) 3/7......................................................End of 3rd Quarter (43 Days) 5/22....................................................End of 4th Quarter (50 Days) PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES: 10/26.......................................................No School In-service then conferences 1:00-6:00 10/27.......................................................................2:00 dismissal conferences 2:30-8:00 2/6...........................................................................2:00 dismissal conferences 2:30-8:00 2/8............................................................No School In-service then conferences 1:00-6:00 in the school system has a SmartBoard and projector. This year, 130 new computers will be installed in computer labs throughout the school buildings as a technology upgrade to replace older equipment. IPad technology will also be employed at the middle and high schools. Audio-enhancement systems are in place in all elementary classrooms as well as a few classrooms in the middle school. The American Bus Corporation begins its second year of service to the school district. Vermillion resident, Duane Amundson, is the general manager who is responsible for supervising bus drivers and maintaining the fleet buses. Rural parents of students new to the school system who wish to ride the bus should contact Duane at 605-321-1465. The transportation service offers modern route buses which also includes designated activity buses. A new special education bus was added to the fleet last year to provide safe and accessible transportation for the students. During the initial year of operation, the company built a bus garage which is located along the Highway 50 bypass. The major facility upgrade this summer included installation of a new energy efficient heating and cooling system at Austin Elementary School. Additional facility upgrades include new carpet in some areas of the school as well as sidewalk replacement to comply with city ordinances. Maintenance personnel have been hard at work this summer cleaning, waxing, and painting in preparation for the new school year.
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