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HI-LINER
HI-LITES
‚ÄúTogether we are building a legacy of excellence, one student at a time.‚ÄĚ VOLUME XXXIV, NUMBER 1 August/September 2012
Superintendent’s Corner
Mr. Dean Koppelman, Superintendent
‚ÄúTogether we are building a legacy of excellence, one student at a time.‚ÄĚ I hope all of you have had a great summer and that you have been able to do all of the things you had planned. I find it hard to believe the start of another school year is right around the corner. As a reminder, our first day of school is Monday, August 27th, and is scheduled to be a full day. The start of a school year has an excitement that is in a category all by itself. It is a wonderful feeling to think of seeing our students and staff once again, working together to make the best possible learning experience possible.
Facilities
Once again, this summer has been very busy with upgrades and maintenance of our facilities. To help ensure the safety of our students, we have added more security cameras within and outside the junior/senior high school building. Our elementary schools also have security cameras both inside and outside their buildings. The locker rooms for both gymnasiums in our junior/senior high school building have had individual shower facilities installed. This is a really nice improvement for our students as we recognize the sensitivity involved in this area of student health. The Hi-Liner Activity Center gymnasium has new lighting installed and hopefully you will notice the difference. The offices in our elementary school buildings have been updated and will definitely help the work environment. Hanna Field, home for our football program, will have had some very nice changes take place. The new press boxes built by the Construction students and their instructor look outstanding! You will be hearing from Mr. Dan Larson, our Jr. High Principal and Activities Director, about a very nice scoreboard to be installed at Hanna Field. This was made possible due to donations received from some very fine individuals and businesses in our community. I would like to thank our public very much for your continued financial support of our school district. There’s no question to me this effort allows us to maintain and update the fine facilities that we have. 1
Use of Debit Cards, Credit Cards at Jr/Sr High Registration
Credit cards and bank debit cards will be accepted for payment of fees at Jr/Sr High School registration. A fee of $3.00 will be charged per transaction. This service will be available throughout the school year for payment of fees and will be located in the Jr. High office.
Busing
In order to help us ensure the SAFETY of our students and ORGANIZE all of our bus routes, for those parents who wish for their student/s to ride ANY of our buses (CITY, RURAL, OR SHUTTLE), we NEED you to register your students to ride the bus. A form will need to be completed for each child needing bus service. Registration for busing takes place on AUGUST 16 AND AUGUST 17TH in the CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. Hours are 9 AM ‚Äď 1 PM AND 4 PM ‚Äď 6 PM. If the registration form is not completed, a student WILL NOT be able to ride the bus. IF, you are not able to register on these dates, you will need to do so NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 by stopping at the Central Administration building, located right across the street from the Junior/Senior High School building in downtown Valley City. NOTE: The bus driver will plan to let children off at the first drop off option indicated on the registration form, UNLESS a parent contacts Dietrich‚Äôs Bus Service (845-1590).
Technology
I am very pleased to report we have had a number of upgrades to the technology in our facilities. Most classrooms in our districts now have Smart Boards installed. Each building will now have a good number of IPADS available for use by our students and instructors. You should notice quite an improvement with the sound in both elementary school gymnasiums. New, upgraded equipment has been installed and should really make a difference for our students, staff, and general public when attending various events in these facilities.
schedule, some students do have conflicts and are not able to fit in all of the classes they requested. Mrs. Tahran will work with those students individually as some choices will have to be made. Finalized schedules may be picked up during registration to see if any changes have been necessary. According to North Dakota Century Code, each student is, upon request, entitled to receive a consultative review of the student‚Äôs individual high school education plan at least once during each high school grade. Upon this request the high school is required to provide this review for the student. In order to meet this requirement, our school counselors conduct individual meetings with each individual student during each year as the students prepare to register for classes for the following school year. However, if an additional request for a review is submitted, then we will be sure to arrange that with the student and the student‚Äôs parents if that is the wish. Powerschool was implemented as our student information system and the program does the scheduling of students from the requests that are made. We are not able to meet the requests for a 7th period free for students as we must schedule for a 7 period day based on the parameters of the following paragraph. Students will be scheduled into classes from periods 1-7 and junior and senior students will not necessarily have 7th period free. As indicated in our school policy, students must be scheduled in a minimum of 6 of 7 class periods with the 7th class a study hall if the student desires. If a junior or senior student happens to have study hall period 1 or period 7, they will have the opportunity to earn the privilege of not needing to be in school. (This is a newly adopted policy that is spelled out in more detail at the end of my article under ‚ÄúPolicy Changes‚ÄĚ) Seniors also will be able to earn the privilege to leave school during their study hall period, whichever period of the day it falls keeping in mind that they must be in school 6 of the 7 periods each day, even if one of those is a study hall. No junior or senior student is allowed to be gone from school more than one period per day and freshman and sophomore students are in school all 7 periods.
Curriculum
Our elementary students will have a new language arts curriculum to use this year. Our textbooks and curriculums have an established rotation schedule and are updated as needed.
Closing Remarks
I wish our students, staff, and parents, the very best this year. I look forward to working with all of you to help make this a very enjoyable school year for all. GO HI-LINERS!
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Mrs. Kristi Brandt, Principal
‚ÄúTogether we are building a legacy of excellence, one student at a time‚ÄĚ It only seems like yesterday that we were making arrangements for graduation. However, it is time to focus our sights on the 2012-2013 school year. This newsletter is full of important information for you to digest. Please read through it and give a call if you have any questions. If you are a parent of a junior or a senior student this fall you will receive a letter in the mail from my office with some important information. Included are important dates and events that you should put on your calendar. The information is intended to make your lives easier having had this information early. Senior students need to make sure they have all of the requirements for graduation met. Students should have already done this with Mrs. Tahran when meeting with her for their classes for this fall, but if there are any questions students should re-visit with Mrs. Tahran as soon as possible when school starts in August. Mrs. Tahran will continue to work with students to make sure that they are meeting the requirements for graduation. I hope that each of you as parents will take the time to come to school with your student during registration to pick up important materials. Your student received a list of their classes last spring and in most cases these schedules are accurate, students were informed that they needed to be sure their schedule included all of the classes they wanted to take. We do not make it a practice to change schedules, once Mrs. Tahran and I have balanced classrooms and sections. The two of us will do this final section balancing in early August. Due to the massive
2012-2013 Registration!!
Since many tasks can be completed that will make the first day of school much easier for your student, I strongly recommend that you come in for registration during the scheduled registration times. (Students must be registered before they are able to attend the first day of classes. Students that are not registered by the first day of school will not be registered during the first school day but will have to register after 3:30 pm on the first day in order to be able to be in school the next day.) During regular school hours the senior high office cannot accommodate registration of students due to the multiple tasks ongoing during the regular school day. The registration schedule is as follows and early registration is not possible due to the need for the computer system to be set up for the process. Registration will be held in the Hi-Liner Diner. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 2 9 am - 1 pm and 4 pm - 6 pm 9 am - 1 pm and 4 pm - 6 pm 9 am ‚Äď 1 pm (New Students)
Enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to working with your students in the fall.
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Defined Truancy Procedures: Truancy Procedures:
1. Truancy: ‚ÄúTruancy‚ÄĚ is defined as being absent from one (1) or more classes without the consent of parent/guardian or school officials. 2. Consequences of being Truant: A. Lose credit for the work missed and the student will be required to make up the time they have missed in detention. B. The student may be subject to being removed from any class where 3 truancies are documented. (Reference SB Policy #5626) C. If it is determined by the building principal that a student has a minimum of 5 hours of truancies logged over 5 different days on their attendance profile, administration will file a referral to court services if the student is under the age of 18.
Important! New Policy Changes!
These are important for parents and students to know for the coming school year!!
1. Designated Areas for Students During School Lunch:
Due to the increased need to supervise students during this time of the day, administratively we have designated areas for students when they are finished eating; or returning to the building prior to the end of the lunch period. Please discuss this information with your student. After completing their lunch meal in the cafeteria, freshman and sophomore students will be required to remain in the cafeteria or junior high locker area until 12:41. Freshmen and Sophomore students that have left the building during the noon hour can only re-enter the building using Door 6 on the west side of the building if they return prior to 12:41 PM. At 12:41 all students may proceed to their lockers to get ready for their 5th period class. After completing their lunch meal in the cafeteria, Juniors and Seniors are allowed to remain in the cafeteria or they are allowed to be in the Senior Hallway, and the Front (office) Hallway on the North End of the building. Juniors and Seniors that have left the building during the noon hour can only re-enter the building using Door 1 on the North end of the building if they return prior to 12:41. At 12:41 all students may proceed to their lockers to get ready for their 5th period class. Students are to remain in these areas until 12:41pm. Fifth period bell rings at 12:43 pm 2.
4. Defined Detention Policy Detention assigned by school personnel shall take precedence over all other activities and must be served on the day specified by administration, faculty or staff (the same day that the detention was received). Cutting assigned detention shall be considered a class cut resulting in further detention(s) and possible suspension from school. Students will be given one day’s notice if they are detained after the closing of their last scheduled class. 5.
Bullying Policy (adopted 2012) This is an extensive
policy-please familiarize yourself with the policy in it’s entirety. An extensive bullying policy has been mandated by the state of North Dakota. It is complete with reporting documents and procedures too detailed to include in this newsletter; however very important. Please view our website or your student handbook to review this extensive policy. It is an important one that everyone should be familiar with.
Attendance: (adopted 2012) This is an extensive policy‚ÄĒplease familiarize yourself with the policy in it‚Äôs entirety. This is a summary of the one major change. Regular attendance is required and only absences or tardiness resulting from school related activities, illness, or church sponsored activities will be excused. Special events or situations may be excused at the discretion of the building principal. The parent or guardian must call the principal‚Äôs office by 9:30 AM on the day of the absence (to verify their knowledge of the absence). Calls that come in after 9:30 AM will result in the student being marked unexcused for the hours the absences were not verified. Students may have disciplinary consequences for the number of unexcused absences logged. This could include detentions, missing activities, and suspension at the discretion of the principal. Parents and students will be notified of any unverified absences. Notes will not be honored, ONLY CALLS. Messages may now be left on the office voice mail system.
Important! Policies to Know/Review (along with your student handbook)! 1. Academic Intervention Policy (adopted 2011)
As of the 2010-2011 school year, if a student has not met the proficiency on the state assessment which covers the standards set forth by the state of North Dakota, that student will be identified for possible intervention services. Students will also be identified if their 7th-10th grade assessment data indicates consistent deficiencies in their performance. Once identified, additional data (example: Local NWEA MAP test data) for that student will be collected and analyzed to determine if an intervention plan is needed. See policy # 5610 for the full description. Student Visitors (adopted 2011) Students desiring to bring a visitor to the school during regular school hours must receive permission 1 day in advance. Initial permission for the visit and a visitor clearance form must be secured from the principal. Permission from the teacher of each classroom visited must also be indicated on the form and then returned to the
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principal prior to the day the visitor is expected. Visitors are expected to conform to the rules and regulations of Valley City High School. It is the responsibility of the student to see that the guest is properly aware of the procedures and conduct expected.
3. Senior Class/Open Campus During Study Hall (# 5625) (adopted 2011) Summary:
All students must attend 6 periods a day. In order for Juniors and Seniors to receive this privilege they must be passing all of their classes. Juniors who have 1st or 7th hour study halls on their schedule can earn the privilege to leave campus during one of those periods. Seniors can leave during any one scheduled study hall during their day. Cumulative grades at the end of the previous year will determine quarter one privileges. Grades will be checked quarterly‚ÄĒplease see the handbook for the more detailed policy. 4. Cell Phones (adopted 2011) Summary: Cellular phones must be off and out of sight at all times during the school day from 8:25 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. with the exception of a student‚Äôs designated lunch-time. Students may access their cell phones during their assigned lunch period only. However, during this time, notification functions must be on silent/vibrate. The intent of this privilege is to allow students the opportunity to check messages and make necessary contacts. Students must have their cell phones off and put away between the 1st and 2nd bell after lunch and before they enter any classrooms.
Welcome back to the start of the 2012/2013 school year. Summer has come and gone and we will once more embark on a journey as we experience the new school year together. I know that everyone has been busy catching up with friends, summer jobs, and hopefully having some fun during a summer that is notable for being hot, dry, and for the most part lacking mosquitoes. As summer comes to an end and school begins it is now time to start looking ahead to our school year and all of the opportunities that extra-curricular activities offer the students of Valley City Public School.
Fall Activities
Our fall sports will soon be underway and we will be experiencing the excitement that athletic contests offer us on a weekly basis. I have been pleased to see the time many of our athletes have put into the offseason by attending open gyms, participating in individual and team camps to improve skills, and taking advantage of the weight room at the school to prepare themselves for the upcoming seasons. I feel that athletics and activities help develop the work ethic that will serve our youth throughout the rest of their lives as they strive to be the best that they can be in their sport or activity while at the same time balance the demands of their academic and family responsibilities. Each year brings new challenges, goals, and achievements for programs and their participants and coaches. Students will be filling the roles and opportunities that have occurred as a result of last year’s graduation and will be put into new leadership roles in their respective sports and activities. This can be extremely stressful, but at the same time extremely rewarding as the time and work that individuals have put into their sport or activity are put to the ultimate test of competition. I am looking forward once again to working with our coaches, advisors, and students as they represent our school throughout the year. It is vital that Valley City athletics and activities maintain and build upon our reputation for excellence. Fall Activities will be starting soon, so I would like to remind everyone that physical forms need to be completed and on file by the first day of practice. All athletes will be required to have a full physical each year. Parents, please ensure your student has their completed form, signed by your doctor, given to their coach or the Junior High office. Students will not be allowed to practice until they have turned in a physical form. Here is information regarding starting dates for practice and also dates for team and individual pictures:
5. Accelerated Curriculum Option:
Any student who is enrolled in a high school level course prior to their 9th grade year, will receive high school credit for that course upon receiving a passing grade. Students taking Algebra I as 8th graders for High School credit are required to take 3 additional math courses beyond Algebra I.
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Mr. Daniel Larson, Jr. High Principal and Activities Director
‚ÄúTogether we are building a legacy of excellence, one student at a time.‚ÄĚ
Junior/Senior High School 
Dates¬†to¬†Remember¬† ¬† Aug¬†27¬†................¬†First¬†Day¬†of¬†School¬† Sep¬†3¬†..................¬†NO¬†SCHOOL¬†‚ÄstLabor¬†Day¬† Sep¬†18¬†................¬†8th¬†Grade¬†Courage¬†Retreat¬† Sep¬†24¬†................¬†Powder¬†Puff¬†Football¬† Sep¬†28¬†................¬†Homecoming¬†Football¬†Game¬†vs.¬†Lisbon¬† ¬†
Fall Sports 1st Practice and Picture Schedule 2012
Cross Country (7-12) Aug 13 1st Practice Pictures Aug 14 Boys Tennis (7-12) Aug 13 1st Practice Pictures Aug 14 Football (9-12) Aug 8 1st Practice Pictures Aug 16 4 Hanna Field Hanna Field North Courts North Courts Hanna Field Hanna Field 8:00 AM 8:30 AM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:30 AM 8:00 AM
Volleyball (9-12 Aug 13 1st Practice Pictures Aug 23 Girls Golf 1st Practice Pictures Aug 6 Aug 14
HAC HAC. Bjornson GC Bjornson GC
8:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Contributors to the project are Ingstad Family Media, Dacotah Bank, John Deere Seeding Group, Dakota Plains Cooperative, Grotberg Electric, and our Hi-Liner Sports Boosters. The funds raised by Nicole Powers ‚ÄúGet On Board‚ÄĚ signs will also be utilized to help make this project a reality. Our goal is to have the scoreboard installed by the second game of the season on September 7th vs. Wahpeton. Also, on the field, you will see our Head Coach Scott Roerich with several new additions to his staff. Returning members to the high school coaching staff are Assistant Coach Cameron Lentz and 9th Grade Head Coach Trevor Bakalar. New additions to the high school football coaching staff are Jim Breckheimer, Bob Lemnus, Eric Counts, and Kyle Roelfsema. Coach Breckheimer, Coach Lemnus, and Coach Counts will be assistant coaches for the JV and Varsity and Coach Roelfsema will be assisting Coach Bakalar with the 9th grade program. Junior High Football coaches will be 8th Grade Head Coach Dan Bjorum assisted by Coach Ty Allen, and 7th Grade Head Coach Scott Wilmes assisted by Coach Aaron Heck.
JrH Football Grade 7 Aug 20 1st Practice Pictures Aug 24 Grade 8 1st Practice Pictures Aug 20 Aug 24
Jefferson Field Cafeteria Jefferson Field Cafeteria
4:00 PM 3:45 PM 4:00 PM 3:45 PM
JrH Volleyball Grade 7 1st Practice Aug 13 Pictures Aug 24 Grade 8 1st Practice Pictures Aug 13 Aug 24
South Gym Cafeteria North Gym Cafeteria
8:00 AM 4:15 PM 8:00 AM 4:15 PM
Junior High
I would like to welcome our 7th and 8th grade students back to school after summer vacation. For the 2012/2013 school year we have several things to look forward to. Our building is freshly cleaned and has had several improvements that will benefit our students; most notably, the addition of permanent walls in Mr. Engelhard, Mr. Watterson, and Mrs. Klabo‚Äôs science rooms. We will be in our third year of Youth Frontiers coming to our school to work with our 8th grade students. Our 8th grade students will have a ‚ÄúCourage Retreat‚ÄĚ on September 18. The ‚ÄúCourage Retreat‚ÄĚ put on by Youth Frontiers will work with our 8th graders in the areas of respect, positive decision making, bullying, and how to handle peer pressure, moral courage, acting with courage and doing what is right. If you would like more information on this program I encourage you to go to http://www.youthfrontiers.org/schools/courage-retreat/parentvideo. The Junior High students will once again have the ‚ÄúFresh Fruits and Vegetables Program‚ÄĚ that allows students to receive a healthy snack consisting of a fruit or vegetable during the school day at no cost. Students who are involved in athletics need to be sure to have their physicals updated before the first day of practice because they will not be allowed to practice until that is turned in. Junior High students need to be passing all of their classes in order to be eligible to compete in athletics and activities. Students who are not passing a class after a weekly grade check would not be able to compete until the following weekly grade check. Valley City Junior High is in the first year of school improvement due to not making ‚ÄúAdequate Yearly Progress‚ÄĚ (AYP) on the North Dakota State Assessment in the area of reading. We will be reinforcing the use of many of the interventions that we currently have in place and implementing new practices to help improve our student‚Äôs proficiency in reading. 5
Parent Meeting Tuesday, August 7, 7:30 PM in the Hi-Liner Activity Center ‚Äď All Parents and Athletes in Fall Sports who are in Grades 9-12 are Welcome.
Following the general meeting in the Hi-Liner Activity Center, the coaches of each respective fall sport will be meeting with the parents in separate meetings to discuss team issues specific to the parents. The general meeting at 7:30 pm will deal with important school policies such as eligibility, coachparent expectations, academic requirements, sportsmanship, and school/parent/athlete/ community expectations. This meeting would basically be for parents of athletes in grades 9-12, but I would encourage parents of junior high athletes to come if their child is in a varsity sport. The parent meeting for junior high football and volleyball will be held later in August. Please, parents, plan on attending this meeting.
Important Schedule Access Information
To view the VCHS calendar on line, complete with ALL schedules, and up to date changes, go to www.easterndakotaconference.org/, then click on Valley City Jr/Sr High School. There is a link on our school web site also www.valley-city.k12.nd.us/. This is an excellent resource and will reflect our most up to date information.
Changes at Hanna Field
This football season you will see many notable changes at Hanna Field. The addition of the new press boxes constructed by the vocational students is one that you may already be aware of if you have taken a drive on Central Avenue. In addition we are also in the process of updating our scoreboard at Hanna Field. Updating the scoreboard and adding the delay of game clocks has been made possible through the generous contributions of 6 area businesses/organizations.
Read 180, a program designed to help improve students in the area of reading, will continue to be used with students who need to improve their reading proficiency. Another strategy we will be implementing will involve goal setting for students who are testing in the Novice range in the area of reading. The use of our before and after school time to help identified students will be critical in ensuring that students receive the help they need. Staff members who work closely with our students in the area of reading will be receiving professional development to help them improve the reading strategies they implement with students. Data collection and interpreting that data are two areas in which our school is beginning to make major advancements. How we collect and analyze that data has become more efficient with implementation of ViewPoint which allows data to be broken down and interpreted more efficiently. This in turn allows us to be more proactive when making decisions versus reactive. I want to thank you in advance for your support as we go through this school year and will be implementing interventions and stressing the importance of improving our students’ skills in reading.
Kohler, and Mrs. Andrea Jensen; Fourth Grade - Mrs. Jo Fitzner, Mrs. Natalie Boe, Mr. Dallas Dockter and Mrs. Annie Corbin; Music - Mrs. Deb Bopp; Physical Education ‚Äď Mr. Fred Fritel; Art ‚Äď Mrs. Lindsey Yanish; Band - Mr. Tom Kjelland; Guidance Counselor - Mrs. Vanessa Kocka; Library - Mrs. Rhonda Knodle and Mrs. Roselyn Huber; Title I - Mrs. Jill Burns; Resource Room - Mrs. Becky Maasjo, Mrs. Sandi Fast; Learning Disabilities - Mrs. Robyn Borg, Mrs. Paige Kawasaki; Speech - Mrs. Micki Isensee; Custodians - Mr. Rick Derheim and Mrs. Kay Johnson; Hot Lunch Program - Mrs. Nancy Sorensen, Mrs. Julie Yokom, and Mrs. Mary St. Denis; Administrative Assistant - Mrs. Amy Jorissen, Principal - Mr. Wayne Denault.
First Day of School
The first day of school is Monday, August 27th. Classes start at 8:40 with dismissal at 3:05 for fourth grade students and 3:10 for fifth and sixth grade students. Breakfast is served daily from 8:05 to 8:25.
Open House
There will be an open house for parents on Thursday, August 30th. Parents can attend either the 7:00 to 7:30 or 7:30 to 8:00 session.
Student Registration
Registration for students in grades four, five, and six will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 16 and 17 in the school library from 9:00-1:00 and 4:00-6:00. The days for registration have been changed from information parents received in an email last spring. A list of fees for the school year is enclosed in this district newsletter.
Mr. Wayne Denault, Principal
‚ÄúTogether we are building a legacy of excellence, one student at a time.‚ÄĚ
Bus Registration Washington School 
Dates¬†to¬†Remember¬† ¬† Aug¬†16,¬†17¬†..........¬†Registration¬†(9:00‚Äź1:00)¬†&¬†(4:00‚Äź6:00)¬† Aug¬†21,¬†22,¬†23¬†....¬†Staff¬†In‚ÄźService¬† Aug¬†27¬†................¬†First¬†Day¬†of¬†School¬† Aug¬†30¬†................¬†Open¬†House¬†for¬†Parents¬† Sep¬†3¬†...................¬†NO¬†SCHOOL¬†‚ÄstLabor¬†Day¬† Sep¬†5¬†...................¬†School¬†Pictures¬†(Duttons)¬† th Sep¬†6¬†...................¬†Eco.¬†Ed¬†Camp¬†(6 ¬†Grade¬†Students)¬† Sep¬†17‚Äź28¬†...........¬†Measure¬†of¬†Achievement¬†Assessments¬† ¬† ...........................¬†(MAP)¬† . Sep¬†19¬†.................¬†Giant¬†Fruit¬†Salad¬† Registration for all busing (rural, city, and shuttle) will be held in the administration building (460 North Central Ave.) at the same time as student registration. For the occasional bus rider, the fee is $2.25 for one-way and $4.50 for both AM and PM transportation. The shuttle bus is free only for those families who have registered and whose children live in either the Washington or Jefferson School area and need a ride to the other school on a daily or regular basis. Students riding the shuttle bus to Jefferson Elementary can eat breakfast at the Washington School from7:50 to 8:10. The morning shuttle bus for Jefferson students leaves Washington School at 8:15.
Milk/Fruit/Vegetable Break
A milk break will be provided for students at Washington Elementary. For students interested in the milk break, a nonrefundable fee of $27.00 per semester or $50.00 for the school year will be charged. Parents can enroll their child for the milk break program during registration. We are excited to have the fruit and vegetable program again this school year. Fruits and vegetables will be offered to students three times each week. There is no cost to the students.
School Staff
I would like to welcome Rick Derheim to our staff. Rick started in July as our Head Custodian. He is replacing Ron Manke who retired after serving 24 years as custodian in the Valley City Schools. I would like to welcome back our returning staff members for the 2012-13 school year. They are: Sixth Grade - Mr. Jan Beauchman, Mrs. Sandy Goeller, Mr. Jim McDaniel; Fifth Grade - Mrs. Kathy Lentz, Mrs. Rhonda Nudell, Mrs. Kristi
Birthday Treats
Birthday treats are available for parents to purchase through the school cafeteria catering service. Information for ordering the birthday treats will be available during registration and also on 6
the Washington School website. The treats are prepared in the school cafeteria and delivered to the child’s classroom.
School RegistrationSchool Registration
I would like to welcome all of our new students to Jefferson School, as well as, those students that are returning back to Jefferson School. We are looking forward to an exciting year! Registration will be held on Thursday, August 16th and Friday, August 17th from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM and 4:00 PM-6:00 PM each day. Registration will be held in the Jefferson Library, which is located in the new addition of the school. Parking is available in the Hanna Field Parking Lot and you can use the entrance to the new addition on the south side of the building. Please remember, all K-3 grade students in the Valley City School District should register at Jefferson School. We must have a current copy of your child’s immunization record and their birth certificate on file by the first day of school. If your child is new to the Valley City School District (transferring from another district) please stop by the Central Administration office as soon as possible to sign a release so that we can request records from your former school district. I would also like to remind you that beginning with the 2010-2011 school year North Dakota Century Code requires children to turn five by August 1st, 2012 to be eligible for kindergarten.
Building Behavior Plan
A building behavior plan will be available to parents and students during registration. Parents are asked to review the plan with their child and return a signed copy to the school office the first day of school. The purpose of the building behavior plan is to provide a learning environment that focuses on respect, responsibility, and safety. The plan is designed to develop good citizenship, self-discipline, and consideration of others.
New Policies
The school board recently adopted three new policies. Two of the policies (attendance/absences and bullying policy are included in the parent/student handbook. The third policy (Wellness Policy on Nutrition and Physical Activity) can be found on the school district’s website. Information relating to all three policies will be provided to parents at registration, school district newsletter, school district website, and emails.
PTO Officers for 2012-13
President ‚Äď Kim Hesch, Vice President ‚Äď Misti Kauffman, Secretary ‚Äď Amy Noeske, Treasurer ‚Äď Kelly Bennefeld, Teacher Representative ‚Äď Fred Fritel.
Shuttle Bus Service Available
There will be a free shuttle bus service available for students in grades 4-6 to Washington School that live in the old Jefferson School area. The shuttle bus will depart from Jefferson School at 8:15 AM each morning. Students that are riding the shuttle bus from Jefferson to Washington and are participating in the breakfast program will be allowed to eat breakfast at Jefferson School beginning at 8:00 AM.
Fundraiser
The Washington PTO will be sponsoring the Chip Shoppe fundraiser again this school year. The fundraiser will start October 2nd and run for two weeks. This is the main fundraising activity for PTO sponsored activities. Last year, the money was used to add an outdoor volleyball system and four new swings to the playground.
Daily Schedule for Jefferson School
School will begin at 8:40 AM and dismiss at 3:10 PM each day. The first day of school is August 27th and will be a full day of school.
Washington School Web Page
Parents can find information www.valley- city.k12.nd.us   about our school at
Breakfast is available for all students daily except on days
when school starts late because of winter weather. Breakfast will be served for kindergarten through third grade students between 8:00‚Äď8:30 AM.
Jefferson School News 
‚ÄúTogether we are building a legacy of excellence, one student at a time.‚ÄĚ
Mr. Troy Miller, Principal
Milk Break will be available for all students in grades K-3.
A non-refundable fee of $27.00 per semester or $50.00 for the school year will be the cost per student. Unless students are participating in the breakfast program they should not arrive to school before 8:25 AM. The only exception will be the siblings of students in grades 4-6 that are arriving early to board the shuttle bus to Washington School. Students that are eating breakfast or are arriving early with their 4-6th grade sibling must remain seated in the gymnasium until the bell rings at 8:25 AM. *For the safety of our students, only the main entrance on the west side of the school along Central Avenue and the entrance on the north side of the school along 12th avenue will be open during the school day. All other entrances into the school will remain locked throughout the day.
Jefferson School
Dates to Remember
Aug 8 ..................... PTO Meeting @ 12 PM in Jefferson Library Aug 16, 17 ............. Registration (9:00-1:00) (4:00-6:00) each .............................. day in Jefferson Gymnasium for all students .............................. Grades K-3 Aug 21-23 ............. Teacher In-Service Aug 21 ................... Back to School Night 5:00-7:00 PM Aug 27 ................... First Day of School (Full Day) Sep 3...................... NO SCHOOL ‚Äď Labor Day Sep 5...................... School Pictures by Dutton‚Äôs Sep 13.................... Giant Fruit Salad
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** If your child needs to be picked up early during the school day please check in at the main office and sign them out. Students will not be allowed to wait for parents outside the building. We appreciate your cooperation in helping to make Jefferson School as safe as possible for our students.
different position this school year. Ms. Glandt will be transferring to second grade after teaching first grade the past year. We sadly say goodbye to Mrs. Justesen who is transferring from our resource room to work as a special education teacher at the junior high school after seven years at Jefferson School. The following is a list of teaching and support staff members at Jefferson School for the 2012-2013 school year. Preschool: Patti Oberlander; Kindergarten: KeriAnn Eggert, Darla Jacobson, Nicole Powers, Carina Roehrich, & Wendi Wilmes; First Grade: Wanda Bjerke, Nancy Ost, Jennifer Thoreson, Jenny Kriewald, & Tara Altringer; Second Grade: Suzy Becker, Karen Christianson, Tara Glandt, Jill Kvilvang, & Connie Schlittenhardt; Third Grade: Tonya Breckheimer, Becky Goven, Wendy McDaniel, & Natalie Potratz; Music: Karen Askerooth & Deb Bopp; Physical Education: Brad Sufficool; Counselor: Judi Hillier; Student Performance Strategist: Jill Taylor; Title I: Chrissie Gulmon & Mary Halvorson; OT: Lori Bjerke; PT: Heather Burchill; COTA: Bobbi Jo Suhr; Resource Room: Carol Denault, Elaine Jenison, & Allison Moe-Ranum; Speech Language: Tracy Zaun; SLPP: Ruth Berg & Lacy Anderson; Hearing Impaired: Sandy Sidler; Library: Rhonda Knodle; Technology Coordinator: Bryan Kriewald; Library Aide: Holly Olauson; Custodial: Patrick Howe & Robert Burchill; Food Service: Cindy Knudson, Leah Sand, & Bonnie Karagan; Secretary: Marla Boom; Principal: Troy Miller.
Before & After School Drop-Off & Pick-Up of Students
Parking is available At the beginning of the school year I feel that it would be best for parents that park in the Hanna Lot to walk up to the main entrance along Central Avenue on the west side of the school to meet your child. This will enable the classroom teachers to make sure that their students get with their parents or the proper individual responsible for picking them up. The entrance to the new addition will be open before school for drop off but will be locked during the school day for security reasons. The entrances on the west and north side of the school will remain open during the school day. We would like to have parents wait out in front of the west side of the school when picking up their children after school. The hallways become too congested if parents come into the building, making it difficult for the teachers to walk their students to the doorway. Please do not come up to your child’s classroom to pick them up after school. This becomes a distraction while the classroom teachers are getting students ready for dismissal. There has been some concern expressed in the past about the traffic and parking of cars while students are being dropped off before school and picked up after school. Please respect the handicapped, fire lanes, and bussing lanes that have been established. Handicap stickers should be visible for those that are parking in the handicap areas. Traffic and parking concerns are especially prevalent in the bussing lane on Central Avenue and the drive through off Twelfth Avenue. Sky Line Villa has also expressed concerns with the amount of traffic in their drive through after school. Please remember that Sky Line Villa is private property and is not designed for cars to turn around that are picking up students. There is plenty of parking available in the Hanna Field parking lot. This may be a good alternative to parking on Central or Twelfth Avenue. Thank you for your cooperation in this manner.
Back to School Night
All students and parents are invited to attend the annual Backto-School Night on Tuesday, August 21st. Tacos in a bag will be served from 5:00-7:00 PM in the Jefferson Gymnasium and is sponsored by the Jefferson PTO. Students and parents can bring their school supplies to their classroom and meet their teacher from 6:00-7:00 PM. A freewill offering will be taken to help defray the cost of the food.
Jefferson PTO
All parents are encouraged to become members of the Jefferson PTO. Our first meeting is scheduled for September 10th at 12:00 PM in the Jefferson Library. Hope to see you there.
PTO Officers for 2012-2013
President ‚Äď Stacy Ingstad Vice President ‚Äď Misti Kauffman Secretary‚Äď Stephanie Kruta Treasurer ‚Äď Karla Olson PTO agenda and minutes can be found on the school website at http://www.valley-city.k12.nd.us/jeffelem/pto.html
2012-2013 Jefferson Staff
I would like to welcome back all of our new and returning staff members to Jefferson School for the 2012-2013 school year. We have one new staff member at this time to introduce. Allison Moe-Ranum has been hired as special education teacher. Ms. Ranum has a Bachelor’s Degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Master’s Degree from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in special education. Ms. Ranum has seven years experience teaching in the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District and the Alexandria School District in Minnesota. We are very excited to have Ms. Ranum join our staff at Jefferson School. We also have one staff member that is transferring to a
Music Program Schedule for 2012-2013
November 5th ‚Äď 2nd Grade Veteran‚Äôs Day Program ‚ÄúAmericans We‚ÄĚ @ 2:00 & 7:00 PM December 3rd ‚Äď 1st Grade Christmas Program ‚ÄúAll Aboard the Holiday Express‚ÄĚ @ 2:00 & 7:00 PM February 11th ‚Äď 3rd Grade Program ‚ÄúRock N Roll Forever‚ÄĚ @ 2:00 & 7:00 PM May 6th ‚Äď Kindergarten Program ‚ÄúThree Piggy Opera‚ÄĚ @ 2:00 & 7:00 PM 8
*All Music Programs are in the Jefferson Gymnasium
Jefferson School Web Page
Please visit our web site at www.valley-city.k12.nd.us. We hope that you find our web page a resource for information.
Avoid Lines at Registration by Paying Foodservice Fees On-Line
On-line payment offers many advantages including ease of payment, no lines to pay for foodservice accounts at registration, low balance email reminders, and being able to check what your child has paid for in the past 30 days. If you would like to set up an account prior to registration, please send me an email at sue.milender@sendit.nodak.edu and I will send you the instructions as well as your children’s account number which you will need to set up an account.
Nutrition Bits & Bites
Sue Milender, LRD, CLC Nutrition Services Director at VCPS 845-0483, ext. 108 We have a few foodservice updates and reminders for the next school year, but first I want to say that we are very excited to feed your children. We take great pride in what and how we serve the students. Please remember that you are more than welcome to join your children for breakfast and lunch. We love to see parents involved in our program. As always, if you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to call me, Sue Milender, Nutrition Services Director, at 845-0483, ext. 108.
Meal Applications
Free and reduced meal applications are available at each registration table as well as in this newsletter. Applying for free and reduced meals is really a win-win situation for everyone. First, it is good for your pocket book. If you qualify, your children will get free or reduced breakfast and lunch (reduced breakfast costs .30 and reduced lunch costs .40), free or reduced rural bussing, and free or reduced participation fees for sports and other activities. Second, it is good for our school district because we receive state and federal dollars for each person that belongs to the program. You can apply at any time during the year, so if you get laid off each winter and your income qualifies, you can receive benefits. Reminder: You DO need to fill out a new application each and every year. It is due by the beginning of October or your children will default to a paid status and will be charged the full meal price.
Registration
Registration is nearly here. There will be tables set up at each school where money can be put into your child's meal account. You may put any amount in the account. Please remember that a separate check for foodservice is required. On the memo line of the check, put the student’s account number. Keep in mind that it may be easier to put two, three, or four months worth into the account because days fly by fast and before you know it you are getting a reminder that more money is needed. Please pay promptly. If your child qualifies for free meals and would like to purchase items off the Jr./Sr. High School a la carte line, money needs to be deposited into the account. Cash will be accepted at the a la carte line. If you do not want your child to purchase off the a la carte line, just let us know and we can block that portion of the account; HOWEVER, we are not able to block supersizing due to lunch line restrictions. Therefore, it is your responsibility as parents to discuss this option with your child, and if you decide not to allow any supersizing, including extra milk, your child will know and will be required to abide by your decision. A breakfast account, separate from the lunch account, is needed if your child will be eating breakfast at one elementary school and taking the shuttle to the other elementary school where they will be eating lunch. The breakfast account will require a separate check, but can be paid at the scheduled registration area. At each registration site, we will be encouraging all households to sign up for an on-line account. Even if you choose not to use this method to pay, you will be able to check your child’s history using this system.
Charging Policy
Our payment policy does allow students some latitude to charge. However, we appreciate prompt payment. Please keep in mind that you can make payments in any amount. You may even pay 6 months or so in advance. The policy is stated below: It is expected that students and staff have sufficient funds in their account to cover the costs of breakfast and lunch. The following procedures are in place for accounts with a low/negative balance: ‚ÄĘ Notice will be given to the student or staff when the balance on their account is the equivalent of two meals. ‚ÄĘ Written notice will be emailed to the student‚Äôs parents and to the staff when the account has been charged the equivalent of five meals. ‚ÄĘ Once the account reaches a negative balance, the student/staff will no longer be able to charge an la carte item or a super-sized meal to their account. The following consequences take place when no action has been taken to update their account: After a value of 10 meals has been charged to the account, the student or staff will have to pay cash for their meals The Nutrition Services Director will be contacting parents to set up a payment plan.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Returns to Jr. High and Elementary Schools
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I am excited to announce that we have been re-awarded the federal program, called the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, for grades K-3, grades 4-6, and for grades 7 and 8. The purpose of the program is to increase fresh fruit and vegetable consumption in our children. Each child will be given a sampling of either a fresh fruit or vegetable on select days of each week along with nutrition education that correlates. Our hope is that they will find new fruits and vegetables that are to their liking and that they will begin to eat these on a regular basis. Be sure to ask your children about their classroom treats!
and installed another group of SmartBoards this summer, adding to the large number of boards we installed the past two summers. Nearly every classroom in the district now has a SmartBoard. This technology enhances the way teachers can display lessons and deliver instruction. It has the potential to truly transform the way teachers teach and the way kids learn. Our teachers are getting very good at using them and look forward to its continued growth in our district. For more information on the SmartBoard, go to www.smarttech.com.
School Website
Be sure to check out our school webpage for all your district information. You’ll find the school lunch menus, teacher contact info and just about everything else you want to know about the Valley City Public Schools. To access the website, go to: http://www.valley-city.k12.nd.us. If you have any questions or comments about the website, feel free to email our web master at: Amy.Jorissen@sendit.nodak.edu.
Milk Break at Washington and at Jefferson
Many children are flunking healthy eating; only 30% consume the recommended milk group servings. Ages 9-14 are critical years for bone development and we all understand the importance of the calcium found in dairy products to help with this development. So in an effort to help reverse this trend we will be offering an optional milk break for children in grades K-6. The cost will be $27.00 per semester or $50.00 for the full year. Free/reduced meal status does not apply to this program. On-line payments are not accepted for this program and will require a check at registration.
Voice Dialer
You will be getting information about our voice dialing, notification system at registration. There might be a change as to how you get numbers registered into the system. I will have the information by school registration.
Birthday Treats
No more last minute panicking over baking birthday treats at 9:00 PM; no more last minute running to the grocery store to pick up birthday treats and delivering them to the school; and no more dilemmas over what to make or bring. We’ve got it covered for you! The elementary cooks are continuing to offer a birthday catering menu. Just fill out the simple form found on the school website, choose from our delicious options, and send payment at least two weeks before the big day. The cooks will use their skills to transform the treats into a birthday event. So we will do the baking and delivering for you; and you can sit back and celebrate the big day too!
PowerSchool
The PowerSchool parent portal is live again this year at: https://valley-city.ps.state.nd.us/public/ Don’t forget the s after http. The login information will stay the same for both you and your child until they graduate from high school. If you lost or never received your login information, please email me and I can send you one. If you don’t have access to email, just call the school’s office and they can look it up. Once you log into PowerSchool, you can sign up for instant report emails to be sent to you automatically. Teacher contact information can also be found along with realtime grades and attendance. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Email: bryan.kriewald@sendit.nodak.edu phone: 845-0483 ext 1
Medical Forms Available at Registration
If your child has a medical disability that restricts their diet, a medical form must be signed by a recognized medical authority and submitted to the school office. Medical forms will be provided at registration.
SERVICE LEARNING ASSET MENTORING PROGRAMS
Well, it is time to say goodbye to our beautiful summer and hello to fall, and the beginning of a new school year! Welcome back everyone! Our Service Learning and Mentoring Program is back for the14th year and we are very excited about it. Thank you to Valley City Public Schools, along with all of our community members and businesses for supporting our program and making it successful. The Mentoring Program had a great year last year; we had 60 students referred to the program, which means WE NEED MENTORS! If you are available for 30 minutes a week and you are dependable, please contact us. You would be making a difference in the life of a child. Mentors help develop 10
Technology Tidbits
Bryan Kriewald Coordinator Technology
Technology Tidbits
We are off to a great start this school year again with plenty of new technology additions to our district. We purchased
relationships that empower our students to make positive life choices. The goal of the Service Learning Program is to provide service learning opportunities that help strengthen community needs and teaches civic responsibility to students which assist in their development to become caring and compassionate individuals. Our program is looking for service learning opportunities within our community; if you are aware of any service learning opportunities, please give me a call. I would love to discuss how our students could help. Have a great start to a great year everyone!! Nicole Sufficool Service Learning/Asset Mentoring Coordinator 460 Central Ave North Valley City, ND 58072 701-845-0483 ext. 109 Nicole.sufficool@sendit.nodak.edu
(AHERA), in the fall of 1988 we performed inspections of our school buildings for asbestos-containing building materials. The inspection findings and asbestos management plans have been on file in the school administrative office since that time. The EPA requires us to perform re-inspections of the asbestos materials every three years. An accredited InspectorManagement Planner from TRIO Environmental Consulting, 2111 East Main Avenue, West Fargo, ND 58078, performed the re-inspection of our district in 2009 and issued a report regarding the results. All asbestos containing materials in our schools are in good condition and we will continue to manage them in place, as recommended by the accredited Management Planner. We are intent on not only complying with, but exceeding federal, state and local regulations in this area. We plan on taking whatever steps are necessary to insure your children and our employees have a safe and healthy environment in which to learn and work.
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFED that the Valley City Public Schools, District No. 2, does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, handicap or age in the educational programs or activities which it operates, and that it is required by Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 not to discriminate in such manner. This requirement not to discriminate extends to educational programs and activities, as well as employment herein. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that inquiries concerning the application of Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 may be referred to Dean Koppelman, Superintendent, who has been designated as the person responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Valley City Public Schools to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title VI, Title IX and Section 504, including investigation of complaints alleging non-compliance. The office address and telephone number of the coordinator follows: Valley City Public Schools, 460 North Central Avenue, Valley City, North Dakota 58072. Telephone number (701) 845-0483, ext. 1.
PARENTS’ RIGHT TO KNOW Through Federal Education Law, parents have the right to request information on the professional qualifications of the teachers and paraprofessionals in our schools. If you are interested in learning this information, please contact the School Central Administration Office at 845-0483, ext. 1. Upon this request, you will receive a detailed explanation of the licensing, education and experience of each of our teachers. You will also receive information regarding the names and qualifications of the paraprofessionals at our schools.
Valley City Public Schools School Board Administration and Staff Welcomes You To the New 2012-2013 School Year
ANNUAL NOTIFICATION OF ASBESTOS CONTAINING MATERIALS
In compliance with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
WELCOME BACK!!
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Hi-Liner
Application Deadline
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice, Bagel & Yogurt Lunch: Salad Bar , A la Carte Variety of Milk Flavors- Skim, 1% & Choc Skim Just a reminder that eligibility for free/reduced-price meals will automatically expire on October 1 if we do not receive a new application by that date. Please call Food Service Director, Sue Milender at 845-0483 with questions.
Jr/Sr High Aug/Sept 12
Monday, August 27
September 2012 Edition
Tuesday, August 28
Wednesday, August 29
Thursday, August 30
Friday, August 31
Breakfast Scrambled Eggs Toast Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Build Your Burger Chicken Patty Sandwich BBQ Rib Patty Sandwich Baked Beans Sweet Potato Fries Crisp Red Apple
Breakfast Pancakes Sausage Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Roasted Chicken Hamburger Gravy Tuna Salad w/ Sunseeds Dinner Roll Mashed Potatoes Corn Grapes Chocolate Chip Cookie
Tuesday, Sept. 4
Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Pasta with Choice of Red Sauce or Alfredo Popcorn Chicken served with Buttered Noodles Peas Breadstick Chilled Pears
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Breakfast Homemade Muffins Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Homemade Beef Stew Just for You Tator Tot Hotdish PBJ with Parfait and Tots Baking Powder Biscuit Green Beans Frozen Peach Cup Cookie
Thursday, Sept. 6
Breakfast Hi-Liner Egg Muffin Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Superbeef Nacho Deluxe Salad w/ Garlic Medallion Turkey & Swiss Sandwich Watermelon Fudge Sickle
Friday, Sept. 7
Use your credit card to pay for meals on-line!
Go to www.valleycity.k12.nd.us and follow the directions, or call us at 8450483 Ext 9 for more info.
Monday, Sept. 3
Breakfast French Toast Lil’t Smokies Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Taco w/ Fix’ns Chicken Nuggets w/ Mini Biscuit PBJ with Yogurt Tator Gems Sour Green Apple
Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Homemade Pizza Chicken Fajita Egg Salad with Seasoned Breadstick Mexicali Veggies Oranges
Breakfast Homemade Muffins Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Homemade Cavatina w/ Garlic Medallion or Corndog or PBJ with Parfait Curly Fries Cooked Carrots Watermelon Sherbet
Breakfast Sausage & Egg Biscuit Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Chili w/ Chips & Cheese Deluxe Potato Cottage Cheese Salad Cinnamon Roll 3 Bean Salad Steamed Broccoli Rosy Applesauce
Monday, Sept. 10
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Wednesday, Sept. 12
Thursday, Sept. 13
Friday, Sept. 14
Breakfast Cinnamon -Raisin Biscuit Juice Lunch Sloppy Joe Under the Sea Fishwich Hot & Spicy Chicken Patty Coleslaw Corn Strawberries
Monday, Sept. 17
Breakfast Pancakes Sausage Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Meatball Sub Beef Hotdog Uncrustable with Sunseeds Cucumber Salad Baked Sweet Potato Banana
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Tex-Mex Crispito w/ Nachos Turkey Wrap w/ Nachos Waffles & Sausage Black Beans Cantaloupe
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Breakfast Homemade Muffins Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Glazed BBQ Chicken w/ Seasoned Rice Shrimp Poppers w/ Seasoned Rice Uncrustable with Yogurt Broccoli Salad Scalloped Potatoes Honeydew & Pudding
Thursday, Sept. 20
Breakfast Breakfast Wrap Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Chicken Grill Italian Stromboli Mac & Cheese Carrot-Raisin Salad Green Beans Pineapple
Friday, Sept. 21
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice, Bagel & Yogurt Lunch: Salad Bar , A la Carte Variety of Milk Flavors- Skim, 1% & Choc Skim
Breakfast Scrambled Eggs Toast Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Build Your Burger Chicken Grill Sandwich BBQ Rib Patty Sandwich Baked Beans Sweet Potato Fries Crisp Red Apple
Monday, Sept. 24
Breakfast French Toast Lil’t Smokies Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Roasted Chicken Hamburger Gravy Tuna Salad w/ Sunseeds Dinner Roll Mashed Potatoes Corn Grapes Chocolate Chip Cookie
Tuesday, Sept. 25
Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Pasta with Choice of Red Sauce or Alfredo Popcorn Chicken served with Buttered Noodles Peas Breadstick Chilled Pears
Wednesday, Sept. 26
Breakfast Homemade Muffins Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Homemade Beef Stew Just for You Tator Tot Hotdish PBJ with Parfait and Tots Baking Powder Biscuit Green Beans Frozen Peach Cup Cookie
Thursday, Sept. 27
Breakfast Hi-Liner Egg Muffin Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Superbeef Nacho Deluxe Salad w/ Garlic Medallion Turkey & Swiss Sandwich Watermelon Fudge Sickle
Friday, Sept. 28
Application Deadline
Just a reminder that eligibility for free/reduced-price meals will automatically expire on October 1 if we do not receive a new application by that date. Please call Food Service Director, Sue Milender at 845-0483 with questions.
September 2012 Edition
Breakfast Biscuits & Gravy Juice Lunch Taco w/ Fix’ns Chicken Nuggets w/ Mini Biscuit PBJ with Yogurt Tator Gems Sour Green Apple
Breakfast Pancakes Sausage Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Our Famous Turkey Gravy Baked Ham Chicken Strips Homebaked Dinner Roll Mashed Potatoes Green Beans Mixed Fruit Cookie
Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Homemade Pizza Chicken Fajita Egg Salad with Seasoned Breadstick Mexicali Veggies Oranges
Breakfast Homemade Muffins Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Homemade Cavatina w/ Garlic Medallion or Corndog or PBJ with Parfait Curly Fries Cooked Carrots Watermelon Sherbet
Breakfast Sausage & Egg Biscuit Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Chili w/ Chips & Cheese Deluxe Potato Cottage Cheese Salad Cinnamon Roll 3 Bean Salad Steamed Broccoli Rosy Applesauce
Menus for August/ September
Application Deadline
Just a reminder that eligibility for free/reduced-price meals will automatically expire on October 1 if we do not receive a new application by that date. Please call Food Service Director, Sue Milender at 845-0483 with questions.
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Valley City Public Elementary Schools
September 2012 Edition
Use your credit card to pay for meals on-line!
Go to www.valleycity.k12.nd.us and follow the directions, or call us at 8450483 Ext 9 for more info.
Monday, August 27
Tuesday, August 28
Wednesday, August 29
Thursday, August 30
Friday, August 31
Breakfast Assorted Cereals Toast Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Build Your Burger or Chicken Grill or PBJ with Yogurt Baked Beans Sweet Potato Fries Crisp Red Apples
Breakfast Assorted Cereals Toast Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Roasted Chicken w/ Dinner Roll or Hamburger Gravy w/ Dinner Roll or PBJ with Sunseeds Mashed Potatoes Corn Grapes & Cookie
Tuesday, Sept. 4
Breakfast Pancakes Sausage Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Pasta w/ Red Meat Sauce & Breadstick or Pasta w/Chicken Alfredo & Breadstick or PBJ with Gogurt Peas Chilled Pears
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Breakfast Assorted Cereals & Toast Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Homemade Beef Stew or Just for You Tator Tot Hotdish or PBJ with Parfait and Tator Tots Baking Powder Biscuit Green Beans Frozen Peach Cup
Thursday, Sept. 6
Breakfast Breakfast Sandwich Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Superbeef Nacho or Chef Salad w/ Garlic Medallion or PBJ with String Cheese Watermelon Fudge sickle
Friday, Sept. 7
Available Daily
Salad Bar featuring a variety of locally grown produce Variety of Milk Flavors
We are pleased to provide
Monday, Sept. 3
FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS
for all students who qualify. It’s simple to apply and we accept applications all year. Learn more at Valley-city.k12.nd.us or call 845-0483
Breakfast Assorted Cereals Toast Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Taco w/ Fix’ns or Chicken Nuggets w/ Mini Biscuit or PBJ with Yogurt Tator Gems Sour Green Apple
Breakfast Omelet Hash Brown Stix Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Homemade Pizza or Chicken Softshell PBJ with Gogurt Mexicali Veggies Oranges
Breakfast Assorted Cereals Toast Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Lasagna w/ Medallion or Corndog or PBJ with Parfait Curly Fries Cooked Carrots Watermelon Sherbet
Breakfast Yogurt Parfait Bagels Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Chili w/Cinnamon Roll or Deluxe Potato w/ Cinnamon Roll or PBJ with String Cheese 3 Bean Salad Steamed Broccoli Rosy Applesauce
Monday, Sept. 10
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Wednesday, Sept. 12
Thursday, Sept. 13
Friday, Sept. 14
Breakfast Waffle Sticks Scrambled Eggs Varity of Juice Choices Lunch Sloppy Joe Under the Sea Fishwich PBJ with Yogurt Coleslaw Corn Strawberries
Monday, Sept. 17
Breakfast Assorted Cereals Toast Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Meatball Sub or Beef Hotdog or Uncrustable with Sunseeds Cucumber Salad Baked Sweet Potato Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Breakfast Homebaked Cinnamon Roll Yogurt Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Tex-Mex Crispito or Turkey Wrap or PBJ with Gogurt Chips & Cheese Sauce Black Beans Cantaloupe
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Breakfast Assorted Cereals Toast Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Glazed BBQ Chicken w/ Breadstick or Shrimp Poppers w/ Breadstick or PBJ with Parfait Broccoli Salad Scalloped Potatoes Honeydew & Pudding
Thursday, Sept. 20
Breakfast Egg Wrap Homebaked Muffin Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Italian Stromboli or Mac & Cheese or PBJ with String Cheese Carrot-Raisin Salad Green Beans Pineapple
Friday, Sept. 21
Application Deadline
Just a reminder that eligibility for free/reduced-price meals will automatically expire on October 1 if we do not receive a new application by that date. Please call Food Service Director, Sue Milender at 845-0483 with questions.
September 2012 Edition
Breakfast Biscuit & Gravy Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Build Your Burger or Chicken Grill or PBJ with Yogurt Baked Beans Sweet Potato Fries Crisp Red Apples
Monday, Sept. 24
Breakfast Assorted Cereals Toast Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Roasted Chicken w/ Dinner Roll or Hamburger Gravy w/ Dinner Roll or PBJ with Sunseeds Mashed Potatoes Corn Grapes & Cookie
Tuesday, Sept. 25
Breakfast Pancakes Sausage Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Pasta w/ Red Meat Sauce & Breadstick or Pasta w/Chicken Alfredo & Breadstick or PBJ with Gogurt Peas Chilled Pears
Wednesday, Sept. 26
Breakfast Assorted Cereals & Toast Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Homemade Beef Stew or Just for You Tator Tot Hotdish or PBJ with Parfait and Tator Tots Baking Powder Biscuit Green Beans Frozen Peach Cup
Thursday, Sept. 27
Breakfast Breakfast Sandwich Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Superbeef Nacho or Chef Salad w/ Garlic Medallion or PBJ with String Cheese Watermelon Fudge sickle
Friday, Sept. 28
Breakfast French Toast Lit’l Smokies Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Taco w/ Fix’ns or Chicken Nuggets w/ Mini Biscuit or PBJ with Yogurt Tator Gems Sour Green Apple
Breakfast Assorted Cereals Toast Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Turkey Gravy & Dinner Roll or Baked Ham & Dinner Roll or PBJ Wrap with Sunseeds Mashed Potatoes Green Beans Mixed Fruit
Breakfast Omelet Hash Brown Stix Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Homemade Pizza or Chicken Softshell PBJ with Gogurt Mexicali Veggies Oranges
Breakfast Assorted Cereals Toast Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Lasagna w/ Medallion or Corndog or PBJ with Parfait Curly Fries Cooked Carrots Watermelon Sherbet
Breakfast Yogurt Parfait Bagels Variety of Juice Choices Lunch Chili w/Cinnamon Roll or Deluxe Potato w/ Cinnamon Roll or PBJ with String Cheese 3 Bean Salad Steamed Broccoli Rosy Applesauce
Available Daily
Salad Bar featuring a variety of locally grown produce Variety of Milk Flavors
We are pleased to provide
FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS
for all students who qualify. It’s simple to apply and we accept applications all year. Learn more at Valley-city.k12.nd.us or call 845-0483
Valley City Jr. Sr.
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Gym Maintenence All Girls Golf @ Bjornson Park Golf Gyms will unavailable for use Course during this time @ Multiple locations
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2012 ‚Äď VALLEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ‚Äď 2013
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End of 1st 9 weeks ................................ Oct 30 (44 days) End of 2nd 9 weeks ................................ Jan 15(44 days) End of 3rd 9 weeks ................................. Mar 21 (44 days) End of 4th 9 weeks ................................ May 23 (43 days) Days of Classroom Instruction ......................... (175 days) Days of Classroom Instruction ........................... 175 days Holidays ................................................................. 3 days Parent/Teacher Conf ............................................. 2 days Evenings of Nov. 8 & Feb 14; Half Day Nov 9 & Feb 15 Professional Development Days ........................... 4 days Total Contract Days .......................................... 184(days)
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JEFFERSON SCHOOL SUPPLIES
FOR 2012-13
PLEASE DO NOT BRING THESE ITEMS TO SCHOOL TRAPPER KEEPERS, CD PLAYERS, ROLLER BLADES, SKATER SHOES, HEALIES, ELECTRONIC GAMES, LIPSTICK, TRADING CARDS, CELL PHONES, BIRTHDAY PARTY INVITATIONS, SCOOTERS, TOYS.
Kindergarten
Book Bag Crayola Crayons - 1 large/fat size (box of 8), 1 skinny (box of 8 only) 2 Crayola Markers-thin writing kind (box of 8) 2 Crayola Markers - regular size, classic colors only (box of 10) 2 School Glue(Elmers only-No blue or gold) 1 box Tissues & 1 roll Paper Towels Old Sweat Sock 10 Glue Sticks School Box-Plastic No Pencils Needed Beach Towel (for rest time) 1 Clorox Wipes Please label clothing, towel & shoes
Grade Three
Basic Markers Colored Pencils Pencil Box (1) #2 Lead Pencils (several) Eraser (2 - pink) Crayons Tissues (2 - large size) Notebooks (3 - wide lines) Loose Leaf Paper (1 pack) Glue (1 - 4 oz.) Glue Sticks Scissors (a must have) Two Pocket Portfolios (5) 1 box of Ziplack Baggies 1 Clorox Wipes Highlighters
Grade One
Book bag (prefer cloth or canvas) Eraser (large size) School Glue (Elmers) No gel glue! Glue Sticks (2) Crayons - Primary Colors (box of 16 or 24) 3 Two Pocket Portfolios (POCKETS ON BOTTOM) 5 Pencils Pencil Box (hard plastic, no zippers!) Markers - Primary Colors Tissues (250 ct. size) Scissors (please mark with name) Clorox Wipes - 1 Container Please label clothing
Early Childhood Special Education
Book Bag -large enough to hold a notebook 2 Bottles Elmers School Glue 1 Clorox Wipes Paper Towels (2 rolls ) Tissues (2 large box) Change of Clothes in a Plastic Zip Lock Bag Diaper/Pull-ups/Wipes (if needed) Please label all supplies with permanent marker
Physical Education
Non Marking Gym Shoes (Good Gym Shoes should have arch support & shoe laces or velcro to assure proper ankle support).
Grade Two
Crayons (24 or larger) Markers (box of 10) Pencil Box Scissors (Fiskar) 1 Clorox Wipes 1 roll Paper Towels #2 Lead Pencils (10) Erasers (large size) Book Bag (prefer cloth or canvas) Two Pocket Portfolios (3) Spiral Notebooks (2 - wide lined) Glue (Elmer’s white - 8 oz. size) Tissues (large size) Old Sweat Sock Glue Stick
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: SEPARATE OUTSIDE SHOES FOR THE PLAYGROUND. NO OPEN TOE SHOES. Please label clothing.
WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM SUPPLIES
2012-2013
GRADE 4 Pencils or Mechanical Pencils 1 Pen 24 Crayons 8 Markers 12 Colored Pencils 1 Highlighter Large Eraser Glue Sticks Scissors 12‚ÄĚ Ruler (both inches and centimeters) 1 Wide Lined Wire Spiral One-Subject Notebook Loose Leaf Wide Lined Notebook Paper 2 Two-Pocket Folders with Fasteners 1 Three-Ring Binder (one-inch) Zippered Pencil Case or Box 2 Boxes of Kleenex (175 count or more) Tennis Shoes for Physical Education
GRADE 6 Pencils 1 Red Pen 2 Pens (blue or black ink) 1 Fine Tipped Black Marker 1 Highlighter Crayons or Markers 1 Bottle of Elmer‚Äôs School Glue Scissors 12‚ÄĚ Ruler (both inches and centimeters) 3 Spiral Notebooks Loose Leaf Paper 1 Two-Pocket Folder 1 Three-Ring Binder 1 Pocket Dictionary Calculator 1 Box of Kleenex (175 count or more) Tennis Shoes for Physical Education
GRADE 5 3 Pencils 1 Black Fine Point Marker - Sharpie 1 Pen 1 Highlighter or Yellow Marker Crayons or Markers Colored Pencils Large Eraser 1 Bottle of Elmer‚Äôs School Glue Scissors 12‚ÄĚ Ruler (both inches and centimeters) 4 Spiral Notebooks -- College or Wide Lined 4 Two-Pocket Folders with Fasteners Pencil Box (optional) 1 Box of Kleenex (175 count or more) Tennis Shoes for Physical Education
RESOURCE ROOM Additions to regular classroom supplies: Pencils Red Pen Crayons Markers Eraser 2 Glue Sticks Scissors 1 Spiral Notebook Pencil Box 1 Box of Kleenex (175 count or more)
REQUIRED REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Parents: This is the information that will be needed for each of your students at school registration in August. Please have all of your updated information with you when you come in to register. Student Name Gender Grade Student Home Phone Home Address Mailing Address Father's Name Father's Home Phone / Cell Phone Father's employer / Work or Day Phone Mother's Name Mother's Home Phone / Cell Phone Mother's employer / Work or Day Phone Mother's Email Address Father's Email Address Student Currently lives with? Name & Relationship Home or Work Phone Emergency Contact 1 - Name/Relationship Day Phone (Home, Work, or Cell?) Emergency Contact 2 - Name / Relationship Day Phone (Home, Work, or Cell?) Storm Home - Name Storm Home-Phone Medical Information: Doctor Name / Clinic Medical Alert / Allergies
VALLEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
460 Central Avenue North Valley City, North Dakota TITLE VI, IX, and Section 504 of TITLE V POLICY STATEMENT The Board of Education of Valley City Public School District No. 2 in the county of Barnes and State of North Dakota, supports the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which commit all North Dakota Schools to the elimination of discrimination on the basis of sex, Title VI which prohibits discrimination on basis of national origin and Section 504 of Title V which prohibits discrimination against the handicapped. It is the expressed intent of Valley City Public School district No. 2 to provide equal opportunities for all students, employees and patrons, free from limitations based upon sex, origin or handicap. The concept of equal educational opportunity will serve as a guide for the board of Education, Administration and Staff in making decisions relating to employment of personnel, school facilities, intramural and interscholastic athletics, curriculum, activities and regulations as they relate to students, employees and patrons. You are further notified that this school district is in full compliance with these Titles in grades K-12. Inquiries concerning the application of these Titles may be referred to Dean A. Koppelman, Superintendent who has been designated as the person responsible for coordinating the efforts of Valley City Public School District No. 2 to comply with the carry out its responsibilities under these Titles including any investigation of complaints alleging noncompliance.
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VALLEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS REGISTRATION SCHEDULE 2012-2013
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 & 17, 2012
9:00AM-1:00PM & 4:00-6:00PM Elementary Students Grades K-3 register at Jefferson Elementary Grades 4-6 register at Washington Elementary
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 & 17, 2012
9:00AM-1:00PM & 4:00-6:00PM Junior and Senior High Students
**Registration is held in the School Cafeteria**
MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012 9:00AM ‚Äď 1:00PM
New Students in Grades 7-9 register in the Junior High Office New Students in Grades 10-12 register in the Senior High Office A separate check will be required to pay for Hot Lunch fees for all students. ELEMENTARY
Student Activity Ticket (Optional) ......... $45.00
SCHOOL FEES 2012-2013
School Starts on Monday, Aug. 27. This is a full day of school.
JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Book Deposit (Gr.7 & New Students) .... $60.00 Activity Ticket (Optional) ....................... $45.00
SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
Junior/Senior High (20 meals) ................ $47.00 Elementary (20 meals) ............................ $45.00 Jeff/Wash Elem. Milk Break (Optional) . $50.00 per year ................................................................. $27.00 per sem. Breakfast Program (Elem.) ..................... $ 1.70 Daily Breakfast Program (Jr./Sr. High) ............ $ 1.80 Daily Adult Breakfast ....................................... $ 2.05 Daily Adult Lunch ............................................ $ 2.85 Daily
ADDITIONAL FEES
Tech Ed - Gr. 9-12 (Semester) ................ $25.00 Foods ‚Äď Gr. 9-12 (Semester) ................... $25.00 Art Fee ‚Äď Grade 8 (9 week course) ......... $15.00 Art Fee ‚Äď Grades 9-12 (Year) ................. $50.00 Band Instrument Rental Fee .................... $75.00
BUS FEES
Daily one way pass…$2.25 (round-trip $4.50)/child (Daily passes may be purchased at the schools) City Busing …. $45.00 Month/individual child $75.00 Month maximum per family Reduced Individual City Bus Fee…… $27.00/month Reduced Family City Bus Fee………..$45.00/month Rural Busing Family…………… . ……...$200.00/Semester (When paid in full - $350.00/Year) Reduced Rural Bus Fee ........ $120.00/Semester (When paid in full - $200.00/Year)
PARTICIPATION FEES NON-ATHLETIC
Swing Choir ............................................ $35.00 Jazz Band ................................................ $35.00 Student Congress .................................... $35.00 Speech ................................................... $45.00 (Maximum Participation Fee Per Family $100.00)
ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FEES
Gr. 9-12 per Sport .................................. $50.00 Gr. 7-8 per Sport .................................. $40.00 Cheerleader (Grades 9-12) ...................... $25.00 Dance Team Participation ....................... $25.00 (Maximum Participation Fee per Family $225.00)
SPORTING EVENTS ENTRANCE FEES
Students ................................................... $ 3.00/game Senior Citizens ........................................ $ 4.00/game Adults ................................................... $ 5.00/game Adult Season Ticket ................................ $70.00
***All Bus Fees will be paid at the Central Administration Office. All busing registration will take place during registration times at the Central Administration Office. ***
Federal Law Mandates School Lunch Changes
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Is Your Child Uninsured?
Children who have health insurance are more likely to stay healthy and less likely to miss school and other activities ‚Äď which contributes to their overall well-being.
Healthy Steps Health Insurance Plan is a benefit program for eligible North Dakota children up to 19 years old. Healthy Steps offers comprehensive health coverage at no or low cost to families. Coverage includes the following: Ôā∑ Ôā∑ Ôā∑ Ôā∑ Ôā∑ Ôā∑ Ôā∑ Routine and primary medical care Inpatient (hospital) care Immunizations Mental health and substance abuse Prescriptions Vision care Dental and orthodontia
Many North Dakota children are eligible for low-cost or free health care coverage. Even children with one or two working parents may qualify. If you or someone you know may benefit from this opportunity, please contact the Healthy Steps information helpline at 1-877-KIDS-NOW (1-877-543-7669). You may also visit the Healthy Steps website at www.healthystepsnd.com to download an application.
*Outreach effort funded by the ND Department of Human Services in partnership with Dakota Medical Foundation*
LETTER TO HOUSEHOLDS - CHARGE NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION CHILD NUTRITION AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS
(Rev. 5/12) G/Tools/SNP/Letter to Households-Charge
Dear Parent or Guardian: Children need healthy meals to learn. Valley City Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.70 (elementary) and $1.80 (Jr./Sr. High); lunch costs $2.25 (elementary) $2.35 (Jr./Sr. High). Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is .30 for breakfast and .40 for lunch. 1. DO I NEED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH CHILD? No. Complete the application to apply for free or reduced price meals. Use one Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to: your school office or to the Central Administration building. 2. WHO CAN GET FREE MEALS? All children in households receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) or the Temporary Assistance Program for Needy Families (TANF) can get free meals regardless of your income. Also, your children can get free or reduced price meals if your household income is within the limits on the Federal Income Chart. 3. CAN FOSTER CHILDREN GET FREE MEALS? Yes, foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals. Any foster child in the household is eligible for free meals regardless of income. 4. CAN HOMELESS, RUNAWAY, AND MIGRANT CHILDREN GET FREE MEALS? If you haven’t been told your children will get free meals, please call the school at 845-0483 Ext 9 to see if they qualify. 5. SHOULD I FILL OUT AN APPLICATION IF I RECEIVED A LETTER THIS SCHOOL YEAR SAYING MY CHILDREN ARE APPROVED FOR FREE MEALS? Please read the letter you got carefully and follow the instructions. Call the school at 8450483 Ext 9 if you have questions. FEDERAL INCOME CHART 6. MY CHILD’S APPLICATION WAS APPROVED LAST YEAR. DO I NEED TO For School Year 2012-2013 FILL OUT ANOTHER ONE? Yes. Your child’s application is only good for that school year Household Yearly Monthly Weekly and for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new application unless the Size school told you that your child is eligible for the new school year. 1 $20,665 $1,723 $398 7. I GET WIC. CAN MY CHILD(REN) GET FREE MEALS? Children in households 2 $27,991 $2,333 $539 participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. Please fill out an application. 8. WILL THE INFORMATION I GIVE BE CHECKED? Yes and we may also ask you 3 $35,317 $2,944 $680 to send written proof. 4 $42,643 $3,554 $821 9. IF I DON’T QUALIFY NOW, MAY I APPLY LATER? Yes, you may apply at any 5 $49,969 $4,165 $961 time during the school year if your household size goes up, income goes down, or if 6 $57,295 $4,775 $1,102 you start receiving SNAP TANF or FDPIR. If you lose your job, your children may be 7 $64,621 $5,386 $1,243 able to get free or reduced price meals during the time you are unemployed. 10. WHAT IF I DISAGREE WITH THE SCHOOL’S DECISION ABOUT MY 8 $71,947 $5,996 $1,384 APPLICATION? You should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing Each by calling or writing to: S U P E R I N T E N D E N T K O P P E L M A N , additional $7,326 $611 $141 ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 460 N. CENTRAL AVE., VALLEY CITY, person: ND 58072. 11. MAY I APPLY IF SOMEONE IN MY HOUSEHOLD IS NOT A U.S. CITIZEN? Yes. You or your child(ren) do not have to be U.S. citizens to qualify for free or reduced price meals. 12. WHOM SHOULD I INCLUDE AS MEMBERS OF MY HOUSEHOLD? You must include all people living in your household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives, or friends). You must include yourself and all children living with you. 13. WHAT IF MY INCOME IS NOT ALWAYS THE SAME? List the amount that you normally receive. For example, if you normally make $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only made $900, put down that you made $1000 per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if you only work overtime sometimes. 14. WE ARE IN THE MILITARY. DO WE INCLUDE OUR HOUSING ALLOWANCE AS INCOME? If you get an off-base housing allowance, it must be included as income. 15. MY SPOUSE IS DEPLOYED TO A COMBAT ZONE. IS HIS/HER COMBAT PAY COUNTED AS INCOME? No, if the combat pay is received in addition to her basic pay because of her deployment and it wasn’t received before she was deployed, combat pay is not counted as income. Contact your school for more information. If you have other questions or need help, call 845-0483 Ext 9.
Sue Milender, LRD VCPS Nutrition Services Director
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Sincerely,
APPLICATION FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION CHILD NUTRITION AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS (Rev, 6/11) G/Tools/SNP/2011 Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals Complete one application per household. SNAP, TANF or FDPIR Benefits 1. Enter the SNAP, TANF or FDPIR case number for ANY household member currently receiving benefits: __________________ (Social Security, Medicaid and EBT numbers are not accepted.) In section 2, list all children in the household, indicating their school and grade. Do not list any adult household member names or income information. Then go to section 3
2. Households that do not receive SNAP, TANF or FDPIR Benefits:
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List the names of EVERYONE living in your household. If you need more space, attach a separate sheet of paper. Indicate if the household member is a foster child or receives no income by checking the box. For each child attending school, list the name of the school and the grade. List all income on the same line with the person who receives it. Record income under the correct pay period category. See the back of this application for additional assistance with income. Print the last 4 digits of Social Security Number of the household member who signs the form. If this household member does not have a Social Security Number, check the ‚ÄúI do not have a Social Security Number‚ÄĚ box. Earnings from work before deductions. Enter gross Other Income income under the appropriate pay period. Record each income only once. Indicate How Often Received Interest, Unemploy Farm/Self Check ment., Employment Child HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS: if Check if Social Annual ‚Äď Every Two Twice a Support/ List the names of all household Foster No SCHOOL Security, See Back Weekly Weeks Month Monthly Alimony members Child Income (if applicable) Grade etc.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Name of the Household Member who Signs this Form: Social Security Number (last 4 digits) I do not have a Social Security Number XXX-XX-_ _ _ _
Does your child have health insurance? Many children who qualify for free and reduced priced meals may also qualify for low-cost or free health coverage. For information or to see if your child may qualify, call: 1-877-KIDS-NOW (1-877-543-7669) or online at www.healthystepsnd.com The information provided in the application may be shared with Medicaid or SCHIP office to seek enrollment of children into the programs. You are not required to consent to the disclosure of this Please do NOT share my information with the Medicaid or information; this will not affect your students’ eligibility for school meals. Your information WILL be shared unless you check the box: CHIP office. Children’s Racial and Ethnic Identities (Optional) Mark one ethnic identity: Hispanic/Latino Not Hispanic/Latino
Mark one or more racial identities: Asian Black or African American White American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
3. I certify that all of the above information is true and correct and that all income is reported. I understand that this information is being given for the receipt of Federal funds; that school officials may
verify the information on the application, and the deliberate misrepresentation of the information may subject me to prosecution under applicable State and Federal laws. Signature of Adult Household Member Date Home Phone Work Phone
Print Name (last, first)
Street Address
City
State
Zip
Privacy Act Statement: This explains how we will use the information you give us. The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number are not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules. Non-Discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. ‚ÄúIn accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.‚ÄĚ
Calculating Farm or Self-Employment Income Persons who are engaged in farming or who operate other types of private businesses may experience variations in cash flow or monthly income throughout the year. These persons may use their income tax records from the preceding calendar year as a basis for applying for the free and reduced price meals. The income to be reported is income derived from the business venture less operating costs incurred while making that income. Deductions for personal expenses such as medical expenses and other non-business deductions are not allowed in reducing gross business income. Additional income from other kinds of employment must be treated as separate and apart from the income generated from your business venture. USDA DOES NOT recognize income the same way as IRS. USDA does not permit a loss from a business venture to off-set earnings from wages or salary. Though your business may have suffered a net operational loss, for purposes of this application, it is not possible to have a negative income. The least self employed income possible is zero (no income). For example, if you operated a business at a net loss but held another job where you received wages, your income for purposes of applying for free or reduced price meals would be the income from your wages only. The loss from the business cannot be deducted from the amount of the income earned in the other job. A prior year loss from farming or other private business operation cannot be used to reduce the current year net income for determining free and reduced price eligibility. Wages paid to a spouse or other family member in the operation of a farm or private business must be shown as household income in Part 2 of the application. Income from private business operations is to be taken from your most recent U.S. Individual Income Tax Return - Form 1040. Use the lines from the 1040 that are identified. Line Type of Income Amount listed on Form Number 1040 12 Business income or (loss) $ 13 14 17 18 Total Capital gain or (loss) Other gains or (losses) Rent royalties, etc. Farm income or (loss) $ $ $ $ $
FOR SCHOOL USE ONLY Calculating Income To determine yearly income: If paid every week, multiply the weekly gross income by 52. If paid every two weeks, multiply the gross income by 26. If paid twice a month, multiply the gross income by 24. If paid once a month, multiply the gross income by 12. Date Received Determination: Approved Free Reason For Denial: Date of Approval & Notification to Family
Reduced-Price
Denied
(Transfer this total to the front of the application under Farm/Self Employment Income. If the total is negative, it must be transferred to the front of this application as $0). A NEGATIVE CANNOT BE USED TO OFFSET ANY OTHER INCOME. NOTE: THIS IS FOR THE CALCULATION OF FARM AND BUSINESS INCOME ONLY. ALL OTHER INCOME RECEIVED BY THE FAMILY MUST BE LISTED ON THE FRONT OF THIS FORM.
Signature of Determining Official Signature of Confirming Official Date of Verification If Yes, Explain Date of Confirmation Did Verification Change the Determination? Yes No
Important…..Please Read
Are you wondering if there is such a thing as a free lunch these days? A free or reduced price school lunch may be as easy to get as 1-2-3. Just fill out the attached application and return it to the central office before registration or bring it with to registration. It is an easy-to-fill-out one-page confidential application that requires you to: 1) write in your family’s names and corresponding income 2) write in the last 4 digits of your social security number and 3) sign the paper. It really is as simple as 1-2-3. If you qualify for free or reduced meals, you will also qualify for free or reduced priced busing and extracurricular fees. In addition, if you qualify for free or reduced meals, our school district will receive federal dollars and more grant opportunities. It’s a win-win situation. Please do not hesitate to call your school office or me with questions. Thank you Sue Milender, Nutrition Services Director 845-0483 Ext. 108
CITY-COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT
News Release
For Immediate Release: July 25, 2012 For More Information Contact: Angie Martin City-County Health District Phone: 701.845.8518 E-mail: amartin@co.barnes.nd.us
Health Reminders for Parents
Parents are beginning to put together their ‚Äúto-do lists‚ÄĚ before school starts in August. CityCounty Health District (CCHD) has a few reminders to place on those lists. The State of North Dakota requires students entering kindergarten and middle school (7th grade in Barnes County) to have their required immunizations prior to the first day of school. Kindergarteners are required to have DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis), IPV (polio), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), and Varicella (chickenpox) immunizations. If a parent can provide reliable history of their child having had chickenpox disease, the child would be exempt from the varicella requirement. City-County Health or your healthcare provider can also check your child‚Äôs North Dakota electronic immunization record to make sure he/she is up to date on all other immunizations for their age range. Those students entering middle school (7th grade in Barnes County) are required to have a dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) and meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine prior to the first day of school. We (or your provider) will also check each student‚Äôs immunization record to make sure they are up to date on immunizations for their age range, including immunizations that are recommended but not required for school (varicella booster, HPV or human papillomavirus, Hepatitis A). All new students who have not lived in North Dakota prior to entering school in Barnes County must provide an up-to-date immunization record from their previous state of residence. Parents/guardians may opt to have their child exempted from receiving the required vaccines due to medical or religious/philosophical/moral beliefs. This should be noted in the appropriate box on the bottom of a Certificate of Immunization form, available to sign at the school or CCHD. Parents/guardians must fill out a CCHD Student Emergency Form for all 7th grade students and students who are new or transferring to Valley City (grades 7-12 only). City-County Health serves as the ‚Äúschool nurse‚ÄĚ for Valley City Public Schools. The form can be filled out during registration or by coming into City-County Health (located in the Barnes County Courthouse, just west of Valley City High School).
Immunizations
Student Emergency Forms
Flu Immunizations
City-County Health District will be offering flu immunizations (both injectable and intranasal) at schools within Barnes County. Dates have not yet been set for these clinics, but parents will be notified through school websites and/or letters once flu vaccine is available. Parents should also note that CityCounty Health can bill Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medica and Medicaid for adult flu immunizations, so adults could also be immunized at school clinics or they may come to the CCHD office for their annual vaccination. For more information, contact City-County Health at 845-8518 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
VALLEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 460 Central Avenue North Valley City, ND 58072 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
Non Profit Org. U.S. Postage Paid Permit No. 31
Valley City, ND
Please Notify Your Child’s School of Any Mailing Address Change or Correction.
VALLEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEBSITE www.valley-city.k12.nd.us VALLEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PHONE NUMBERS
CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AND JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL OFFICES 845-0483 Mr. Dean Koppelman, Superintendent Mrs. Kristi Brandt, Senior High Principal Mr. Dan Larson, Junior High Principal/ Grades 7-12 Activities Director VCPS (845-0483) Automated Directory Administration Building Senior High Office Junior High/Activities Director Office Counseling Center Technology Coordinator Resource Center High School Cafeteria Maintenance Director Food Service Director Jefferson Elementary School Mr. Troy Miller, Principal 845-0622 Washington Elementary School Mr. Wayne Denault, Principal 845-0849
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
Board of Education Sharon Buhr, President Joyce Braunagel, Vice President Dick Nelson Val Moritz Mike Callahan
845-5197 845-3558 845-0059 845-2769 845-3959
To: All Barnes County Schools From: City-County Health District Re: School Health Services
Please familiarize yourself with this information and mail or make the School Nursing Services attachment available to parents at registration. Please keep signed refusal forms returned by parents who do not want their child screened and we will collect them before beginning screenings. We will be in contact with you in August to set up dates for the fall school nursing visits. We would strongly urge all schools to implement a mandatory policy that parents have their children’s immunization records available to the school and healthcare workers by or prior to the first day of school. This would ease paperwork problems for both school and Health District staff and would allow us to verify state law compliance. Again, we would also like to remind you of the immunization requirements of Meningitis (meningococcal) and Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccines for students entering the 7th grade. Please send me a copy of your parent/student list for 2012-2013 (addresses, phone numbers, date of birth and grades) as soon as possible. If you have any questions, contact us at 845-8518. Thanks. Laurel Thompson, R.N. and Kristen Bear, R.N. School Health Coordinators
                          
2012‚Äź2013¬†School¬†Immunization¬†Requirements¬†
¬† ¬† Vaccine¬†Type¬† DTaP/DTP/DT/Tdap/Td*¬† Hepatitis¬†B¬† IPV/OPV‚Ƭ† MMR¬† Varicella¬†(Chickenpox)¬† Meningococcal¬∂¬† Tdap¬†”®¬† Minimum¬†Number¬†of¬†Doses¬†Required¬†Per¬†Grade¬† Kindergarten¬† 5¬†or¬†more¬† 3¬† 4¬† 2¬† 2¬ß¬† 0¬† 0¬† Grades¬†1‚Äź6¬† 5¬†or¬†more¬† 3¬† 4¬† 2¬† 2¬ß#¬† 1¬† 1¬† Grades¬†7‚Äź12¬† 5¬†or¬†more¬† 3¬† 4¬† 2¬† 1#¬† 1¬† 1¬†
¬† *¬† One¬†dose¬†of¬†DTaP¬†must¬†have¬†been¬†given¬†on¬†or¬†after¬†the¬†4th¬†birthday.¬†¬†Only¬†four¬†doses¬†are¬†necessary¬†if¬†the¬†4th¬†dose¬† was¬†administered¬†on¬†or¬†after¬†the¬†4th¬†birthday.¬†¬†Three¬†doses¬†of¬†Tdap/Td¬†required¬†for¬†children¬†ages¬†seven¬†or¬†older¬† who¬†were¬†not¬†previously¬†vaccinated.¬†¬†Tdap¬†should¬†be¬†used¬†as¬†the¬†first¬†dose¬†followed¬†by¬†two¬†doses¬†of¬†Td¬†for¬† children¬†age¬†7¬†or¬†older¬†not¬†previously¬†vaccinated.¬† ¬† ‚Ƭ† In¬†all‚ÄźIPV¬†or¬†all‚ÄźOPV¬†schedule:¬†one¬†dose¬†must¬†have¬†been¬†given¬†on¬†or¬†after¬†the¬†4th¬†birthday.¬†¬†The¬†final¬†dose¬†in¬†the¬†series¬† should¬†be¬†administered¬†on¬†or¬†after¬†the¬†4th¬†birthday¬†and¬†at¬†least¬†six¬†months¬†following¬†the¬†previous¬†dose.¬†¬†If¬†four¬†doses¬† are¬†administered¬†prior¬†to¬†age¬†four¬†a¬†5th¬†dose¬†should¬†be¬†administered¬†at¬†age¬†four¬†through¬†six¬†years.¬†¬†Only¬†three¬†doses¬† of¬†IPV¬†are¬†required¬†if¬†the¬†3rd¬†dose¬†is¬†given¬†on¬†or¬†after¬†the¬†4th¬†birthday.¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬ß¬†¬†¬† For¬†the¬†2012‚Äź13¬†school¬†year,¬†two¬†doses¬†of¬†varicella¬†vaccine¬†are¬†required¬†for¬†kindergarten¬†through¬†fourth¬†grade.¬†If¬†a¬† child¬†has¬†a¬†reliable¬†history¬†of¬†chickenpox¬†disease,¬†the¬†child¬†is¬†exempt¬†from¬†the¬†vaccine¬†requirement.¬† ¬† #¬† For¬†the¬†2012‚Äź13¬†school¬†year,¬†one¬†dose¬†of¬†chickenpox¬†vaccine¬†is¬†required¬†of¬†children¬†attending¬†fifth¬†grade¬†through¬† eighth¬†grade.¬†If¬†a¬†child¬†has¬†a¬†reliable¬†history¬†of¬†chickenpox¬†disease,¬†the¬†child¬†is¬†exempt¬†from¬†the¬†vaccine¬†requirement.¬†
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Meningococcal¬†vaccine¬†is¬†required¬†for¬†entrance¬†into¬†middle¬†school¬†(sixth¬†or¬†seventh¬†grade,¬†depending¬†on¬†the¬†school),¬† effective¬†with¬†the¬†2008‚Äź2009¬†school¬†year¬†and¬†thereafter.¬†¬†¬† Tdap¬†vaccine¬†is¬†required¬†for¬†entrance¬†into¬†middle¬†school¬†(sixth¬†or¬†seventh¬†grade,¬†depending¬†on¬†the¬†school),¬†effective¬† with¬†the¬†2008‚Äź2009¬†school¬†year¬†and¬†thereafter.¬†¬†
 
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Exemptions 
Students¬†may¬†be¬†exempt¬†from¬†immunization¬†requirements¬†for¬†the¬†following¬†reasons:¬† Ôā∑ Ôā∑ Ôā∑ Medical¬†Exemption:¬†Requires¬†a¬†certificate¬†signed¬†by¬†a¬†licensed¬†physician¬†stating¬†that¬†the¬†physical¬†condition¬† of¬†the¬†child¬†is¬†such¬†that¬†immunization¬†would¬†endanger¬†the¬†life¬†or¬†health¬†of¬†the¬†child.¬†¬† Philosophical,¬†Moral¬†or¬†Religious¬†Belief¬†Exemption:¬†Requires¬†a¬†certificate¬†signed¬†by¬†the¬†parent¬†or¬†guardian¬† whose¬†sincerely¬†held¬†philosophical,¬†moral¬†or¬†religious¬†belief¬†is¬†opposed¬†to¬†such¬†immunization.¬† History¬†of¬†Disease¬†Exemption:¬†Requires¬†a¬†certificate¬†signed¬†by¬†the¬†parent¬†or¬†guardian¬†or¬†physician¬†stating¬† that¬†the¬†child¬†has¬†a¬†reliable¬†history¬†of¬†chickenpox¬†disease.¬†
City-County Health District
BARNES COUNTY COURTHOUSE 230 4th Street NW Room 102 Valley City, ND 58072
Telephone 701-845-8518 FAX 701-845-8542 www.co.barnes.nd.us/dept/cch/ CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AGENCY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE SERVING BARNES COUNTY
SCHOOL NURSING SERVICES
Parents of all students, especially kindergarten and transfers, are responsible to provide schools with their child‚Äôs updated immunization records so City-County Health District can verify State Law compliance. Please make your records available on or before the first day of school. Immunization record verification is very important for the health of your child. Vision screenings will be completed during the school year for the following grades: ‚ÄĘ Vision screening: K ‚Äď 1 ‚Äď 3 ‚Äď 6 or K and rescreens on grades 1-6, depending on school. Please note that vision tests are only a screening and that there are many variables that go into eye health that only an eye doctor can diagnose. If your child wears corrective lenses already, please remind them to wear them to school. If your child has had an eye exam recently and you do not want them screened, fill out the information below and return to the school. If possible signs of vision problems are observed, parents will be notified with follow-up options. If you DO NOT WANT your CHILD to be SCREENED, please provide appropriate information below and return this form to school by the first day of school. If you need further information, please call City-County Health District at 845-8518.
REFUSAL OPTION
(Only complete this area if you DO NOT want your child screened) I DO NOT want my child screened during this school year for vision. ________________________________ Student ________________________________ Parent/Guardian ____________________________ School ________ Grade
______________________________________ Date
City-County Health District
Public Health and Home Care
BARNES COUNTY COURTHOUSE 230 4TH Street NW Room 102 Valley City, ND 58072
Telephone 701-845-8518 FAX 701-845-8542 www.co.barnes.nd.us/dept/cch CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AGENCY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES SERVING BARNES COUNTY
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILDREN The State of North Dakota currently requires that students receive the following immunizations prior to entering the 7th grade: ‚ÄĘ Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis) vaccine ‚ÄĘ Meningitis (meningococcal) vaccine Recommended, but not required at this time are: ‚ÄĘ Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine (second dose) for those who haven‚Äôt had the disease ‚ÄĘ HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine ‚ÄĘ Hepatitis A The ND Department of Health supplies Tdap and meningitis vaccine to local public health units to vaccinate students to meet the school immunization requirements. The suggested donation (administration fee) per immunization is $13.90 ($27.80 for both shots), however, no one will be refused because of inability to pay. If you have health insurance that covers vaccinations, this administration fee will be billed to your insurance at the insurance rate. Immunizations are offered Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on a walk-in basis at our office in the courthouse. Please remember to bring your insurance cards with you. You may also have these immunizations completed at your family physician‚Äôs office. Please remember to turn in a record of these completed immunizations to your school. Parents/guardians may opt to have their child exempted from receiving the required vaccines due to medical or religious/philosophical/moral beliefs. This should be noted in the appropriate box on the bottom of a Certificate of Immunization form, available to sign at the school or local health department. These immunizations should be done as soon as possible so that your student is ready to enter 7th grade. For more information, please contact City-County Health at 845-8518.
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