By Thomas Sellers Jr.
This upcoming school year in Shelby County has many changes but there are still some dates parents can mark on the calendar.
There are even more changes to come in the future with the recent victory at the polls for municipal schools in cities like Millington. Before the 2014-15 school year arrives, students attending public schools in Shelby County will be a part of the Unified School District.
With Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools combining for this upcoming year, there are some policy changes like school uniforms, personnel will be different at your child’s schools and staff will have a different look.
Administrators are advising parents to go online www.scsk12.org for general registration information.
Registration is July 30 and the school will have on hand information on supplies and dress for your child. For example Lucy Elementary has a diagram of how to dress a student on the supply list which is available at the Millington Walmart.
The school is releasing the information in a timely fashion in order to help parents plan for the annual Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 2-4.
The State of Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. This year’s tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m on Friday, Aug. 2 and ends Sunday, Aug. 4 at 11:59 p.m. Consumers and retailers can call (800) 342-1003, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time or e-mail Salestax.Holiday@tn.gov to find out what is eligible to purchase during the weekend.
Shelby County Schools Registration
2013-14 Registration Information is now online. Registration day for all schools is July 30, and classes start Aug. 5.
Go to www.scsk12.org/backtoschool for complete registration details, including:
*Proof of Residence Requirements
*Shared Residence Requirements
*Kindergarten and New Student Registration
*Important Dates & 2013-14 School Holidays
*School Start Times
*Dress Code Information
Tipton County Schools Registration
Children entering kindergarten shall be 5 years of age on or before Aug. 31 for the 2013-2014 school year and on or before Aug. 15 for all school years thereafter.
Students new to the district who are enrolling for the first time should register at the zoned school on July 30, 2013. The first day of school is an abbreviated day on Aug. 5, 2013 with dismissal at 11:30 a.m. The first full day of school is on Aug. 7, 2013.
Any student entering school for the first time must present the following:
*A birth certificate or officially acceptable evidence of date of birth at the time of registration;
*Evidence of a current medical examination. There shall be a complete medical examination of every student entering school for the first time. This applies to kindergarten, first grade, and other students for whom there is no health record;
*Evidence of state-required immunization;
*Social security number
*Proof of residence.
*The following items will be considered as proof of residence:
*Property tax records which indicate the location of the homestead
*Mortgage documents or property deed;
*Apartment or home lease
*Current utility bills showing residence address;
*Voter precinct identification
*Any document which evidences only a post office box as an address shall not be accepted.