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Countdown starts with school registration

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 3rd, 2010

Students are counting down the last few days of sleeping in and hanging out at the pool – school is just around the corner.

Brookings kids head back to the classroom on Aug. 18, so it’s time to begin thinking about registering for classes. Locally, that takes place Aug. 9-12 .

In the Sioux Valley School District, however, registration starts as early as Tuesday, Aug. 3.

All Brookings School District students register at their respective schools. Registrations will not be accepted before registration days, and school officials ask that students or parents make other arrangements with their school if they are unable to register at their scheduled time.

New Mickelson Middle School students (grades 6-8) must enroll on Monday, Aug. 9; returning students will be allowed to enroll on Aug. 10 and 11. Note that pictures will be taken on Aug. 10 and 11, so regular school attire is appropriate.

At Mickelson, registration time slots are assigned by last name. Check the school office or website for your student’s time.

Hillcrest and Medary elementary schools (grades K-3) will register students on Wednesday, Aug. 11. Pictures will be taken on Aug. 20. As with Mickelson, registration times are assigned by last name; check for your time.

Camelot Intermediate School students (grades 4-5) must register on Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pictures will be taken the first day of school on Aug. 18.

Brookings High School registration will take place on Aug. 11 and 12, and student pictures will be taken on those days.

Any student new to BHS must register on Aug. 10 and should call the high school at 696-4100 to make an appointment.

Students with incomplete schedules will be notified by letter and will need to register on Aug. 11. Students with completed schedules will register by class on Aug. 12. Check the school schedule for times.

Sioux Valley

Registration for Sioux Valley schools is a little more spread out. Although students in the Cossack district will begin boarding the school bus on Aug. 25, registration starts early next week.

Elementary signup will be held Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the elementary school office. Parents should accompany their children to register and to have their school pictures taken. Lunch and milk break plans can be purchased at this time as well.

Middle school and high school registration will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 8 a.m. – noon and from 1-4 p.m. at the school library.

The first days of the the 2010-11 school term are also just around the corner in the following area towns:

• Arlington: Aug. 19

• Deubrook: Aug. 18, (dismissing at 2:40 p.m.)

• Colman/Egan: Aug. 23

• Elkton: Aug. 24 (with a student open house on Aug. 19 from 6- 8 p.m.)

• Estelline: Aug. 18

• Rutland: Aug. 23

– From staff reports

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