August 24, 2001

Registration and Health Information for Students in City Schools

Registration in San Diego Schools is required for all new students and for continuing students who have moved into a new school attendance area during the summer. The 2001-2002 school year begins on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

District-wide registration for new elementary students or for those attending a different district K-5 or K-6 school from last year will be held from 1 to 4 p.m on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the new school to be attended. Individual elementary schools may also register students at other times between Aug. 22 and Sept. 4. Parents may call for further information to the school where their child will be attending.

Registration will begin on Aug. 22 for middle school, junior high and high school students new to the district or who will be attending a district secondary school different from the one attended last year. Parents of secondary-school students are urged to call the new school beginning Aug. 22 for specific information on its registration time and date. Each secondary school has a different registration schedule. Middle school and junior high students should be accompanied by a parent at registration. New middle school. New middle school, junior high and high school students articulating from a district school in the same attendance area are already registered and do not need to pre-enroll.

Parents of students who have moved into the Morse High School attendance area after May 22, 2001, should contact the Morse office immediately about enrollment. The telephone number is (619) 262-0763. The Board of Education has placed an enrollment cap on the number of students attending Morse because of overcrowding. Students who moved into the area after May 22 are being directed to Henry, Madison, Serra or University City high schools, with transportation provided by the school district.

Charter schools may have different registration dates and times, and parents are asked to contact those schools directly.

The following registration and health requirements apply for all new students or those who have moved to new school attendance areas:

— Provide proof of residence by bringing to the school copies of two of the following: a utility bill; rental agreement; mortgage document; or military housing orders.

—Provide evidence of immunization against the following diseases: polio; measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); diphtheria; whooping cough; and tetanus; or provide a permanent medical exemption or personal beliefs exemption.

The following additional registration and health requirements apply for all kindergartners and for those first-grade students new to the district or an attendance area:

—Provide a copy of a birth certificate, baptismal certificate or passport. To attend kindergarten for the 2000-2001 school year a child must be five years old on or before Dec. 2, 2001.

—Provide evidence of vaccination against hepatitis B and chickenpox (varicella). Students will not be allowed to attend class without proof of immunization against all required diseases under the "No Shots" policy.

The following additional health requirements apply for all district seventh-grade students whether new or continuing in the district:

—Provide evidence of hepatitis B vaccination and a second MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination. Seventh graders will not be allowed to attend class without these proofs under the "No Shots - No School" policy. Parents are urged to contact the district's Intervention Services office at (858) 627-7580 with any questions. New students should bring evidence at registration; continuing students should bring evidence on the first day of school.

The following additional health requirement applies for all district first-grade students whether new or continuing:

—Provide evidence of a recent physical examination. New students should bring evidence at time of registration. Continuing students should bring it on the first day of school. Evidence of an examination must be received by the 91st day of school.

The following additional health requirement applies for all students attending any grade in a California school for the first time:

—Provide evidence of immunization against chickenpox (varicella) or proof of history of having had the illness.

For information on which school is located in a child's neighborhood, please call (619) 725-5668 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. For parents with access to the World Wide Web, a school can be located at the address: <www.sandi.net/jsbin/boundaries/lookup.html>.

For information about immunization requirements and availability of vaccinations, parents should call the nurse at their neighborhood school beginning Aug. 28 or they can call Intervention Services at (858) 627-7580 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays during the summer.

A Parent Information Hotline will be operating between Aug. 27 and Sept. 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The telephone numbers are: (619) 725-5589 and (619) 725-5590.

Information about San Diego City Schools is available at the web site: <www.sandi.net>.

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