Blackfoot announces class, registration schedules

By Blackfoot School District officials

Blackfoot School District looks forward to welcoming students back into the new school year.
The first day for elementary and secondary schools is set for Aug. 25.
Blackfoot High School (BHS) freshmen begin classes on Aug. 25. All other BHS students begin classes on Aug. 26. Independence Alternative High School will hold registration on August 16.
To assist young students with the transition to busing and school, Irving Kindergarten will begin with their rotating morning and afternoon schedules as follows:
Aug. 25, 30 – Teachers will hold orientation by appointment with student and parent(s)
Aug. 26, 27 ‐ Morning Session Students will attend school, 8:20 to 11:15 a.m.
Aug. 31, & Sept. 1 ‐ Afternoon Session Students will attend school, 11:55 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Sept. 2, 3, 7 – Both Morning and Afternoon Sessions will attend school. Sept 8, 9 – there is NO school for kindergarten students. Sept. 10– School will resume with the normal schedule for Morning and Afternoon Sessions.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Secondary/Elementary School Principals and Secretaries returned to their buildings on Aug. 5. ALL students new to the Blackfoot School District must bring a birth certificate and proof of immunizations to registration. Kindergarten students who pre‐registered last spring have already complied with this requirement. Student supply information is available at the schools.
BLACKFOOT HIGH SCHOOL Students need to attend during their scheduled time in order to pay fees, receive a locker and have their picture taken. Times are: SENIORS – Aug. 16, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
JUNIORS – Aug 16, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
SOPHOMORES – Aug. 17, 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
FRESHMEN – Aug 17, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Students will receive their schedule upon completion of registration and paying their fees.
MOUNTAIN VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL Student registration is on Aug. 16, eighth graders from 9 to
11:30 a.m. and seventh graders from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Students will sit for individual pictures (even if they do not plan on purchasing them) and receive
locker assignments. Fees are also expected to be paid during registration times.
BLACKFOOT SIXTH GRADE SCHOOL Students register Aug. 17, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sixth graders will meet their homeroom teachers as well as receive their class schedules and locker assignments.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
IRVING KINDERGARTEN Pre‐registration was held last spring; however, parents/guardians should register their students to verify addresses for preparation of bus routes. Kindergarten registration is scheduled for Aug. 17, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
ALL OTHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS grades 1‐5 and FORT HALL ELEMENTARY, grades K‐5, will hold registration on Aug. 16. Times are as follows:
FORT HALL (237‐2207) – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
GROVELAND (785‐8829) – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
RIDGE CREST (785‐8894) – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
DONALD D. STALKER (785‐8841) – 1st & 2nd grade 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3rd thru 5th grade 10a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
I.T. STODDARD (785‐8832) ‐ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WAPELLO (785‐8844) – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For additional information or questions, please contact your school.

FOOD SERVICE
Lunch for grades K‐5 is $1.75 and grades 6‐12 is $2.00. Breakfast will continue to be served, but is no longer free. Breakfast for grades K‐5 is $1.10 and for grades 6‐12 is $1.25. Free and Reduced lunch and breakfast programs are still available. Please inquire at school registration about these programs. Changes to the districts charging policy will also be available.

TRANSPORTATION
Bus route information, rules and policies will be
available at each school on registration day. Blackfoot School District has provided transportation to out of zone students in the past, but due to recent economic conditions, the district will no longer be providing transportation for students outside their school zone.

STUDENT TRANSFER REQUESTS AND INFORMATION
Blackfoot School District would like to remind you of their policy on transfer and out of zone students. Board Policy 542‐Attendence Zone explains that the district is divided to regulate student population and facilitate the balance of district education programs. Students are required to attend the elementary school within the zone where the parent(s) reside. Official student residence is that of the parent or legal guardian. The district has established ratios by grade level for grades 1 through 5. The ratios will apply for all grades beginning with the 2010‐2011 school year. Students are strongly encouraged to stay within their designated zone; however transfer requests will still be reviewed and must be requested at the school where parents reside. Honored requests will be notified prior to the first day of school. If multiple parents request transfers, the following procedure will be used:
Priority 1 – Student’s parent is a district employee
Priority 2 – Lottery selection.
In the event new students move into the elementary
school zone during the school year which would affect ratios, students may be required to return to the elementary school in which the parents reside.

OTHER INFORMATION
On August 27th the school district will hold a substitute teacher workshop beginning at 10 a.m. at the district office. Applicants should bring U.S. employment eligibility documentation and their high school diploma or college transcripts. Eligibility documentation must be (1) a driver’s license accompanied with a social security card or birth certificate OR (2) a passport. If parents/guardians have further questions, they may contact the district office at 785‐8800 or the school their child attends. We look forward to working with your children.