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ALL SCHOOLS: The first day of school for grades 1-9 will be Tuesday, September 4, 2001. Attendance at Sweet Home High School on Tuesday, September 4, will be for freshmen (grade 9) ONLY. All students return to Sweet Home High School on Wednesday, September 5, 2001. Prior to school opening, parents will be contacted by the kindergarten teachers with full details regarding kindergarten sessions.

Lunch and breakfast will be served on the first day of school, September 4.

Buses will run normal routes beginning the first day of school. Information concerning bus schedules is available from the Transportation Department, 367-7116, and at individual school offices.

Student accident insurance information and free and reduced lunch applications will be sent home with each child the first day of school.

FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM: Lunch will cost $1.50 for Elementary students (grades 1-6), $1.75 for Junior High School students (grades 7-8), and $2.00 for High School students (grades 9-12). Reduced price lunches are 40¢ and extra milk will cost 30¢.

District breakfasts (K-12) will be free to all students during the school year.

REMINDER TO PARENTS: Please do not purchase tennis shoes for school use that have colored (especially black) soles!

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Secretaries at Crawfordsville, Foster, Hawthorne, Holley, Oak Heights Elementary and Pleasant Valley Kindergarten Schools will be on duty August 21, 22 and 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to register all students who have not previously registered.

Parents are urged to purchase lunch and breakfast tickets prior to the first day of school. Tickets are available at individual school offices.

Parents of kindergartners and first graders enrolling in school for the first time are asked to bring an official document showing proof of date of birth and current immunization records with them when registering. Prior to enrollment, every child 5 to 19 years of age must have an immunization form which verifies the fact that the child has had diphtheria, polio, tetanus (DPT); mumps, measles, rubella (MMR); chicken pox and Hepatitis B immunizations, as required by law. All students who have lived outside of the United States or have been home schooled are required to provide evidence that they have received the minimum doses of the required vaccine.

Children may receive their immunizations by appointment at the Linn County Health Department located at 799 Long Street in Sweet Home. Call 367-3888 for an appointment or for times and dates of special clinics. All immunizations cost $6 – $12 (sliding fee scale according to income). No one will be denied immunizations. A parent or guardian must accompany the child and must bring the child’s immunization record with them to the clinic.

SWEET HOME JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: The counselor will be on duty on Thursday, August 23, from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. to assist students new to the District with their schedules. Students who attended the 6th or 7th grades in the Sweet Home Schools last year are already scheduled and do not need to register. Students who were scheduled for classes as 6th and 7th graders, and new students recently scheduled, will be able to pick up their class schedule on either of the following days only: Thursday, August 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the first day of school, Tuesday, September 4, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. in the Commons Area.

SWEET HOME HIGH SCHOOL: August 28, 29-LINK Training; September 4: First day of school – FRESHMEN ONLY; September 5-ALL STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL; September 6-School Pictures – begin 8 a.m.

REGISTRATION: The following schedule for the registration of students at Sweet Home High School will be in effect:

JUNIORS AND SENIORS ONLY: Thursday, August 23, 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES ONLY: Friday, August 24, 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m

ALL STUDENTS: Monday, August 27, 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m

Returning students needing to make schedule changes can call the Counseling Office at 367-7155.

NEW STUDENTS: New students can meet with a counselor to complete their schedule during the following times. It is requested that you call the guidance office to make an appointment, 367-7155.

Thursday, August 23: 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon and 1-4:00 p.m

Friday, August 24: 9 a.m. – 12 noon and 1-4:00 p.m

Monday, August 27: 9 a.m. – 12 noon and 1-4 p.m

FEES: Fees are: Student Body Card (optional)-$12; Yearbook (optional)-$30; Yearbook Monogram (optional): $5; Photo Card (if taking Photo Class): $10; P.E./Athletic Towel: $3; Computer Fee: $6 (all students pay); Parking: $5; Each Trimester: Art, Design: $5; Foods, Catering: $5; Auto/Metal/Wood Shop: $5; Elective Sciences: $5. Pay to Participate*: Per sport: $50; Maximum per student: $100; Maximum per family: $150. * Golf does not apply to individual/family maximum athletic fees

PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS: Students participating in interscholastic sports must have a physical examination at grades 7 and 10 performed by a licensed medical doctor. All students participating in athletics must have had a physical within the last three years. This requirement includes cheerleading, dance team and all other related extra curricular activities involving physical exertion.

An annual physical examination is necessary when a student has had a serious or chronic illness such as epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, chronic heart disease, including heart murmurs, or severe allergies. Students must have an updated physical examination if they have undergone major surgery.

All students participating in cocurricular activities requiring physical exertion will be required to complete an Annual Health History Form which must be on file at the school office prior to participation in the activity.

Summer Physical Clinics are scheduled for:

Students having a physical on these days must call in advance for an appointment. Students must complete a School Sports Pre-Participation Examination form prior to the exam and bring the completed form to the examination. Forms are available in the Superintendent’s Office, 1920 Long Street, Sweet Home.

August 14: All Day, Mid-Valley Medical Group, 367-5158

August 21: All Day, Mid-Valley Medical Group, 367-5158

Mid-Valley Medical Group charges $30 cash at the time of service.


Official practice for High School football, volleyball, soccer, cross country and water polo begins on August 20. Students having concerns about High School athletics may call Larry Johnson at 367-7144 or Barbara Weld at 367-7142.

Athletic Dates:


Daily Doubles – all levels: August 20,8-11 a.m., 3-5 p.m.

Varsity Picture Day: August 31: 8:15 – Main Gym


Conditioning Week: August 13-17, 5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Daily Doubles: August 20-31, 7:45 a.m., 3:45 p.m.

Picture Day: August 31, 9:30 a.m.

Cross Country

First Practice: August 20, 7 p.m.; August 21 – 24: 7:00 a.m.

Picture Day: September 24: 3:30 p.m.

Water Polo

First Practice: TBA TBA

Picture Day: September 24, 5:15 p.m.


Conditioning Week: August 13 – 17, 7:30 p.m.

Daily Doubles: August 20 – 31, 9:00 a.m., 7:30 p.m.

Picture Day: September 24, 4:00 and 4:30 p.m.


Picture Day – V & JV: August 31, 10:30 a.m.

Official practice for Junior High sports will begin after school starts. Students having questions about Junior High athletics may call Hal Huschka at 367-7187.

INSURANCE: All football participants must have medical insurance. Students participating in other co-curricular activities are also encouraged to have insurance. Parents, guardians or students are responsible for specifying their personal insurance coverage to their particular school and/or purchasing student insurance (which serves as a backup policy only) and/or both.

As a public service, the School District permits student insurance to be available to parents at their own expense through respective School District offices, BUT it is important to note that the District does not provide nor sponsor student insurance per se. The carrier for student insurance is a private organization and is not affiliated with Sweet Home School District in any official capacity.