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Cannelton schools in session Monday

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Registration open today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CANNELTON – Students in grades six through 12 can register from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Cannelton Junior-Senior High School building. A parent or guardian is required to accompany any student registering. Students do not need to be present to register.

Monday, Aug. 11, will be the first full day of school. Preschool will begin the same day. All registering families are eligible to fill out a state textbook application form.

Payment for books and fees is expected at time of registration. The following information will be needed for registration: Social Security number, date of birth, birth certificate, parent-guardian employment numbers and at least three emergency numbers.

New students must have health and immunization records, birth certificates and previous schools’ addresses.

All upcoming prekindergarten through fifth-grade students must register, even if students preregistered in the spring, before the first day of school.

All prekindergarten and kindergartners must have birth certificates and health and immunization records.

Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2014, to be eligible to enter school.

If parents feel they are not ready, children may enter kindergarten at age 6.

All kindergartners and any new first-graders must be complete or on schedule with their hepatitis B shots and should also have received their second MMRs before they enter school.

Preschool students must be 3 years old by Aug. 2, 2014 and toilet trained. Preschool students may also be 4 or 5 years old.

Book fees for the school year are: prekindergarten, no charge; kindergarten, $86; first grade, $83; second grade, $79; third grade, $50; fourth grade, $51; fifth grade, $41; sixth grade, $49.50; seventh grade, $56.50 and eighth grade, $56.50.

Costs for grades nine through 12 will vary according to student schedules.

A nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch program will begin the first day of classes, Aug. 11, and will be available to all enrolled children.

Various types of meals and prices are: regular price for student breakfast, $1.50 and lunch, $2; reduced price for student breakfast, 30 cents and lunch, 40 cents; adult price for breakfast, $2 and lunch, $2.75. Extra milk will be available for 30 cents per carton.

School officials prefer the weekly total cost of meals be prepaid on the first day of each week. Charging for meals will not be permitted.

Students should either take a lunch or pay for meals in advance, weekly or daily.

Students from households meeting the federal income guidelines are eligible for free meals or reduced-price meals for breakfast and lunch. To apply, school officials encourage parents to complete and sign an application as soon as possible and return it to the school office.

For more information, call the office at 547-4126.