Effingham, IL- (Effingham Radio)- Effingham Unit 40 School District is excited to announce an online student registration for the 2018-2019 school year, powered by PowerSchool’s InfoSnap. The system is a secure and green process, which allows the district to verify all student demographic, emergency, and medical information for your child prior to the start of the year. The system will also allow you to electronically sign the annual permission forms for school district policies. In short, this online process replaces all the hard copy student registration and permission forms that you have filled out in the past at our annual August registration.
Each returning Unit 40 student will receive a letter/email from the Effingham Unit 40 School District providing instructions on how to access the system for your students. The letter and email contain a link, instructions, and a secure “snapcode” that links directly to your student’s information. You may also access the online registration process from the link posted in the Registration Section of our website: www.effingham.k12.il.us You will be prompted to create an account and submit a form for each student in the family. To make the process easier for families with multiple students, you will have the option to copy all generic family information to all other students in the family after submitting your first student.
Upon receiving the letter/email, please complete the registration process as soon as possible. Please remember that for new preschool and kindergarten students, parents will upload a copy of their children’s birth certificate, physical shot record, vision screening, and dental form. Parents of sixth graders, freshmen, and seniors will also have to upload current physicals and shot records. It would be helpful to have these forms nearby when completing the process. Each student’s registration will not be complete until the forms have been submitted.
Students who are new to Effingham Unit #40 may call Michelle at (217) 540-1100. After receiving basic information, you will be given a “snapcode” enabling you to complete the registration process.
During the online registration process, parents will have the opportunity to create an account with MySchoolbucks.com. Through this account, parents will be able to pay registration fees, deposit money into your child’s lunch account, and pay for P.E. clothes. You also have the option of paying fees and lunch money at the Unit #40 Board of Education office or at your child’s school.
Families who do not have access to the Internet may contact Effingham High School at (217) 540-1100 to schedule an appointment to utilize the school’s computers to complete the process. If you have additional questions, please contact Kevin McKenna at (217) 540-1529 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Parking: Students will need to go to the high school office at the following times:
- On Monday, August 13
- Seniors from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
- Juniors from 10:00 a.m. to Noon
- Sophomores from Noon to 2:00 p.m.
FEES: Debit/Credit cards accepted.
|K-12||Student ID Cards||$4.00|
|K-12||Student Messenger Fee||$3.00|
|5-12||Band Lab Fee||$50.00|
|6-12||Chorus Lab Fee||$26.00|
|9-12||Honors English||$15 – $30|
|9-12||Health Occupations Class||$125.00|
|9-12||Construction Trades Class||$125.00|
|6-12||Physical Education Shirt or Shorts (each)||$8.00|
|6-12||Extra-Curricular Fee (Per Activity)||$30.00|
|5-12||Student use of School Band Instrument|
|During School Year||$75.00|
|All||Milk (Per Half Pint)||$0.35|
Physicals: All students entering Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) for the first time, Kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grades, and those transferring from out of State and attending an Illinois school for the first time, will need physical exams. Sixth and Ninth grade pupils may not use athletic physical examinations to fulfill the sixth and ninth grade physical examination requirements.
Immunizations: Immunizations must be up to date.
Pre-K: up to date including HIB (haemophilus influenza B) & Hepatitis B and Pneumococcal Vaccine
Kindergarten: Dtap, Polio, two MMR, and two Varicella vaccines
Grade 6: Up to date including Tdap, two Varicella, Meningitis
Grade 9: Proof of two Varicella vaccines, 1 Tdap
Grade 12: Meningitis vaccine after age 16
Lead Screening: ECSE or kindergarten students must have a lead assessment when they first enter school.
Vision Exam: All Kindergarten students and any student transferring into an Illinois school for the first time must have a vision exam by October 15.
Dental Exams: Dental exams are required for all students entering kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades by April 15.
Pictures: All student pictures will be taken during the school year.
Kindergarten and New ECSE: Kindergarten and New ECSE students will have to provide a certified copy of their child’s birth certificate during online registration.
- Children entering Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2018.
- Parents of incoming ECSE students were invited to attend during meetings held in the spring of 2018.
Lunch Debit System: The food service department uses a debit system to administer student lunch accounts in all buildings. We ask that parents maintain a balance in their child’s account that will cover all food and beverage purchases. You will be able to pay online at www.myschoolbucks.com.
SCHOOL MESSENGER: Phone numbers and an email address will pull from the registration information.
FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS:
Thursday, August 16, 2018: First day of attendance for ECSE-12th grade students. Students will attend classes until 2:00 PM. Lunch will be served. Buses will transport students to and from school, with the exception of the Early Learning Center students, Central ECSE students, and South Side Student, who should be brought by parents/guardians to and from school.
Friday, August 17, 2018: Students will attend until 2:00 PM, and lunch will be served. Early Learning Center will have regular busing transportation on this day. The ECSE students will follow their AM/PM schedules (except the ECSE PM classes will have a shorter session).
Monday, August 20, 2018: Students will attend a full day.
For additional information, please contact: Mark E. Doan, Superintendent, 2803 S. Banker St., PO Box 130, Effingham, IL 62401, Phone: 217-540-1502