Back-to-school time near for Russellville schools
By Donna Gholson

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

Russellville Independent School District’s teaching staff looks forward to welcoming students back to school on Thursday, Aug. 4. Opening Day activities for all Russellville Independent School District employees will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. and a continental breakfast will be served, after which there will be district-wide training for staff members. Teachers will be released to their classrooms when the training concludes.
Stevenson Elementary School hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Russellville Junior/Senior High School hours are 8:15 3:15 p.m. Monday-Friday. (There will no longer be early release Fridays.) The doors to Stevenson Elementary School open at 7 a.m., so parents should not drop off their child prior to 7 a.m. Russellville High School will open its doors at 7:45 a.m.
Registration fees remain the same this year. Each school will collect fees of $17.50 for each student enrolled. In addition, RHS charges a textbook rental fee of $48 for each student.
Meal prices for the 2011-2012 school year are as follows: Early Education-12th grade lunch - $1.85 (this is a 10-cent increase from last year’s price); adult lunch - $2.85; breakfast for students - $1.15; adult breakfast - $1.75; reduced lunch - $.40; reduced breakfast - $.30; extra milk - $.35. Breakfast will not be served the first day of school.
Parents may pre-pay their child’s breakfast and/or lunch in the school cafeteria. This eliminates the need for a child to bring meal money to school on a daily basis. If parents wish to pre-pay, a check or money order may be made to the school cafeteria, or a cash payment may be made. At the parent’s request, a statement will be made of their child’s account balance, and the parent will be notified when a child has expended all advance funds.
Students new to Russellville Independent Schools may register at Central Office, 355 South Summer Street, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. any week day except for Thursday mornings. Please see Claudia Crump, director of pupil personnel, to register. Beginning on July 28, students may register at the open houses, or at the individual schools after July 28. New students should bring a copy of their birth certificate, a Social Security card, their current immunization record and a Kentucky physical exam report.

All incoming kindergarten students must have a physical exam, eye exam, dental screening and updated immunizations, in addition to their birth certificate. A copy of their social security card will be requested. All students entering a Kentucky school for the first time must have a Kentucky physical exam and a Kentucky immunization form. Any student entering preschool, kindergarten and first grade for the first time must have eye and dental exams, in addition to the physical exam and immunizations.

Stevenson Elementary School Information:
Grade level supply lists are available at Wal-Mart for the convenience of parents, and are also posted at the school. Both students new to Stevenson and returning students may register for school during the school’s “Back to School Bash,” which will be held on Thursday, July 28, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., at Stevensonl. Administrators and school staff will be on hand to assist parents with completing necessary forms and to answer questions about the coming school year. New students should bring a copy of their birth certificate, a Social Security card, their current immunization record and a physical exam report. At the Back to School Bash, parents will be able to pay the $17.50 school fee, pre-pay lunch accounts, and meet their child’s teacher.
All incoming preschool through sixth grade students in the Russellville Independent School District are encouraged to participate, along with their parents. Home room rosters and classroom supply lists will be available. There will also be several community representatives on hand to distribute information and useful back-to-school materials for parents and children. Students, parents, and guests need to report to student homerooms prior to participation in the gym activities. All sixth grade students will need to have up-to-date immunizations and a physical exam before entering the sixth grade.
Preschool begins on Monday, Aug. 15. Parents are invited to attend the Back to School Bash, and may register their child for preschool if they haven’t already done so.
Russellville Junior/Senior High School
The Russellville High School Open House will be held on July 28 from 4-7 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend the Open House with their child. Students in grades 8-12 and their parents may visit the school at any time during this time period. Students in grade 7 and their parents are asked to visit from 6-7 p.m. There will be a special meeting at 6:15 p.m. in the 7-8 Center gym for students who are entering seventh grade, to provide information concerning the high school daily routine and behavior expectations.
Students in all grade levels will be given an opportunity to become familiar with the building and locate classrooms. They will also be able to meet their teachers, receive their schedules, request schedule changes, pay their fees, complete registration paperwork, and have their school pictures taken. There will also be several informational booths available.
Russellville junior and senior high school students are encouraged to purchase computer flash drives to aid in storing their documents. Cell phones and media devices may be used in the lobby area and cafeteria during a student’s lunch period only. They should not be used or worn during any other time during the school day.
Student dress codes include the following: Pants must fit properly with no rips, tears, holes, cuts, etc. that allows the visibility of skin or undergarments. Pants must be worn at the waist, hemmed, and off the floor. Piercings of the lip or mouth area are not permitted. Any piercing deemed to be unsafe, unsanitary, or disruptive to the learning environment is also prohibited.

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