Archive for Thursday, July 26, 2007

School enrollment scheduled today in Lansing

July 26, 2007

It's the homestretch of summer break for Lansing area students as school enrollment advances and the first day of class looms.

For the second year, enrollment in the Lansing school district will be a one-stop shop for parents. The district has combined enrollment for all grade levels into one day, making it easier on parents with multiple students.

This year's enrollment for returning students will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, July 26, at Lansing High School, 220 Lion Lane. And for new students to the district, enrollment will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 6-8, also at the high school.

Parents should bring records of any new immunizations and any medication information. Those students who wish to play sports will also be required to have a physical. New students need to bring their birth certificate, shot records, proof of residency and, for new high school students, a transcript from their previous school.

New this year to the enrollment process has been the mail-in enrollment option. Since the Board of Education approved a flat fee for each grade level, parents can access enrollment forms at the district's Web site,, to be mailed in along with payment.

Superintendent Randal Bagby suggested parents attend the open house offered by each school for more information about what to expect in the coming year.

The elementary school will have three different visits set up. The students' visit will be from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 13. Parent orientation for kindergarten will be at 6 p.m. on Aug. 20, with second-grade orientation following at 7 p.m. First-grade orientation will be at 6 p.m. on Aug. 21 and will again be followed by third-grade parent orientation.

The parent orientation for the Intermediate School will be at 6 p.m. on Aug. 16.

The Middle School will have its new-student orientation from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Aug. 10. The open house for the school will be at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 29.

For parents with high school students, orientation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 27. Parents will pick up a copy of their child's schedule and will run a shortened bell schedule just like their student would do on a regular school day.


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