Kindergarten registration open at some schools
Kaitlyn Clay, Staff Writer, [email protected]
With the 2019-20 school year finishing up using eLearning, there is still much hope for a normal 2020-21 school year for Harrison County. And, with a new school year comes new students who will need to register in the school system.
While some local elementary schools have already hosted their kindergarten open house, others are encouraging sign-ups to be done digitally.
Steve Morris, superintendent of Lanesville Community School Corp., said they currently have 65 potential kindergarten enrollees for next school year and their orientation was hosted prior to spring break and the COVID-19 pandemic. Students can still enroll and are encouraged to call the school to do so at 812-952-3000.
Morgan Elementary and North Harrison Elementary schools will gather kindergarten registrations for the upcoming school year electronically. The link to the enrollment form can be found on the corporation website at www.nhcs.k12.in.us. Children who will turn 5 years of age on or before Aug. 1, 2020, are eligible to register. Parents should plan to locate immunization records and a birth certificate for their children.
According to State of Indiana regulations, immunization records must be up to date prior to a child’s entrance into school. Birth certificates must be provided no later than 30 days after the beginning of the school year.
Anyone with questions is encouraged to call the schools. Morgan’s number is 812-364-6138, and North Harrison Elementary’s is 812-347-2419.
For South Harrison Community School Corp., families will need to register their child online as well. To begin the process, go to the corporation website, www.shcsc.k12.in.us. On the right hand side of the screen, look for the “Harmony Family Access” button. If you already have a student enrolled at South Harrison, you should already have a South Harrison Family Access account. If you are new to South Harrison — meaning you have never had a student enrolled — you will need to create an account. Then, registrants will be directed to fill out the online form.
Regardless of if you have a student at South Harrison or not, you will need to select the “I need to enroll a student” button. You will then select the school where you want to enroll your kindergartner. Then, you will fill out an enrollment form about the child. The school will receive a notification once the form is submitted and contact you regarding the next steps.
Crawford County Community School Corp. previously hosted its Kindergarten Roundup at the end of February. The projected enrollment is 26 at West Crawford, 38 at South Crawford and 35 at East Crawford. However, Superintendent Michael Key said these numbers usually go up during fall registration and the first week of school by 5% to 10%. To register a student, call the specific school where you intend to register your child.