The Waynesville R-VI School District is set to hold enrollment sessions for new students from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6 at Waynesville High School.
These sessions are meant for all new students living in Waynesville, St. Robert and Fort Leonard Wood.
“Instead of having families go to each school to enroll their students, each school will have a representative at WHS,” said Michele Sumter, director of student services.
Sumter expressed confidence in the jointly held sessions after the district’s pilot program last year.
“The overwhelming response was positive,” she said. “Families with children in more than one building especially appreciated the convenience of registering all children in one location.”
District officials urged all parents of new students to attend, regardless of the child’s age, grade or school.
In addition, the school district allows new students to begin the enrollment process online, which saves time but does not completely eliminate the need for in-person enrollment. All students from the same family are encouraged to register online using the same account.
To pre-enroll, or for more information, visit www.waynesville.k12.mo.us and select the “New Student Info” tab.
Families are required to bring the following documents for enrollment:
— Proof of residence: property tax statements, utility bills dated within the last 60 days, real estate contracts, rental agreements and military housing contracts can satisfy this requirement.
— Registered birth certificate.
— Vaccination/immunization record.
— Most recent grade card, if applicable.
— School transfer documents or any other information from previous school district.
The school district assured parents it will keep health and safety in mind during the sessions.
“The district will meet or exceed all COVID-19 guidelines from the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), state and local health officials that are in place for schools at the time of new student enrollment,” said Marianne Ward, the district’s director of communications and marketing. “More detailed information regarding guidelines will be issued closer to the time of new student enrollment.”
The first day of Waynesville’s 2020-21 academic year is Aug. 24.
(Editor’s note: Information for this article was provided by the Waynesville R-VI School District.)