Get ready for back to school Friday

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 22, 2010

It’s that time of year again, and parents and community members will have an opportunity to attend our annual “one-stop shop” for their school related needs.

A Day in the District will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday in the David Steckler Multipurpose Complex. The district strongly encourages parents to take advantage of this event for the 2010-11 school year registration.

The concept of A Day in the District has always been to provide efficient and convenient service to parents. Our “one-stop shop” will allow parents to register all children grades K-12 and complete a lunch application.

Parents can also receive information about bus transportation, dress codes, school supplies, parent centers, PTA, class schedules, attendance, extra-curricular activities, staffing, school activities and more.

Parents must bring two proofs of residence such as a utility bill or driver’s license to complete the registration packet.

The 2010-2011 free lunch application will be available during this event. Parents must complete a new form each year in order for students to receive free or reduced lunches. Applications are computer generated to speed the process of free lunch eligibility. This year they will be red in color. Parents need to complete one application per household with all children’s names at the top of the form.

Contact the Office of Child Nutrition for questions at 601-445-2816.

Come out and receive information about each school in the district and to determine which school your children will be attending for the 2010-2011 school year.

Once again parents, please remember to complete a lunch application.

If you have any questions about A Day in the District, contact Marilyn Alexander-Turner, federal programs director, at 601-445-2828.

Angelita L. Jones is the Parent Center Supervisor for the Natchez-Adams School District.