As per Dr. Perry's announcement this morning, the first full day of school will now be Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.
The front offices of the schools are now closed. Office staff will return on Aug. 31, 2020.
The plan for yearbook distribution: As of now, they will be distributed the first full week of school in September. If this plan changes, we will get that information out immediately.
WHAT: Incoming Kindergarten Registration/Enrollment
WHEN: Monday, July 20, 2020 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (drop in during these
hours, do not have to stay the entire time)
WHERE: Alpha Elementary School **Please note-we will be meeting in the INTERMEDIATE building due to temperature issues in the Primary building
We will continue the orientation process for kindergarteners for the next three days on July 21, 22, and 23 during our Jumpstart program. You will sign up for times on Monday night. It is extremely important that all parents with incoming kindergarten children attend this registration night and Jumpstart. Students will not be required to wear masks, and we will divide the students into small groups to minimize the potential for exposure.
WHAT TO DO/BRING: Please go ahead and complete the online enrollment before the 20th, if possible. We can assist you that night if you have problems Go to www.hcboe.net, scroll down to PowerSchool Student Enrollment Application, then scroll down to the red button that says New Student Online Registration to create an account and complete the online portion of registration.
In addition to completing the online registration, parents MUST submit the following documents to the school before your child will be permitted to begin classes:
*Birth certificate (certified copy from the state, not a hospital certificate or mother's copy)
*Kindergarten - Child will be five (5) years of age on or before August 15
*Social Security Card
*COMPLETE Tennessee immunization form with current physical
*2 proofs of address
In preparation for the virtual learning option, we are going to offer training for elementary and middle school parents and students to learn more about how to use Google Classroom. Trainings will be held at each school site and will be facilitated by the school Google support teams on the following dates:
Tuesday, July 7 at 6:00p.m.
Thursday, July 9 at 12:00p.m.
Monday, July 13 at 6:00p.m.
Tuesday, July 14 at 12:00p.m.
All sessions will be conducted at each school building to help reduce the number of participants and offer greater convenience for our parents. We will also provide an online training option for those who are unable to attend the in-person training session. We will provide simple written instructions if parents cannot attend physically or online. Parents who have students in multiple schools would only need to attend one session. For parents who opt to enroll in the virtual on-line program, this training will be mandatory.
Parents of returning Alpha students - if you have not completed your online registration for the upcoming school year, PLEASE do that as soon as possible. You will need to log on to your parent portal account to complete this. **Even if you are planning to do the Hamblen County online instruction, you need to log on to your parent portal and complete the registration process.**
If you are planning to do online instruction when school begins, you must have that request form filled out and returned to Central Office by this Wednesday, July 1. You can find the form at www.hcboe.net, or go by Central Office to pick up a hard copy.
Yearbooks still have NOT shipped to us from the printers. As soon as we get notification that they have shipped, we will relay that information and how we plan to distribute those.
Students NEW to Alpha (including incoming K students), online registration is not yet available. We expect it to open sometime after July 1. You will need to complete online registration for new students and bring all required paperwork to the school before your child can begin school. This includes birth certificate, social security card, complete TN shot record with current physical, and 2 current proofs of residence. More information about when to bring these items will be posted closer to time.