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Solon School News

New school staff

The Solon Community School District is pleased to welcome the following new staff:
Munson, Jacob: HS At-Risk
Shah, Brittanie: 0.5 Reading Recovery
Carls, Keri: Begindergarten
Brown, Elizabeth: First grade
O’Hare, Jennifer: Second grade
Richmann, Kalle: HS special education
White, Jim: Varsity softball
Vry, Kylie: Ninth softball coach
Scheetz, Jodi: Assistant softball coach
Link, Amy: MS-HS nurse
Johnson, Natalie: Lakeview associate
Sedlacek, Stacy: Lakeview associate
Anderson, Chris: HS math
Miller, Melanie: HS 0.5 science

Board of education meeting Aug. 12

The regular meeting of the Solon board of education is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 12, beginning at 6 p.m. in the central office conference room. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.

E-registration

For the 2013-2014 school year, Solon community schools will be once again be using an e-registration process accessible through PowerSchool. This process will use the same login information parents of middle school and high school students use to check grades via PowerSchool. Parents of incoming preschool and Kindergarten students will be mailed access IDs and passwords this summer. We are requiring all families to use e-registration, therefore we will be setting up computers at the Central Office to assist families with completing e-registration. The e-registration process is now available by browsing to the SCSD website (www.solon.k12.ia.us) and clicking on the registration tab. The e-registration process will utilize a four-step process:
Browse to the Solon schools website (www.solon.k12.ia.us) and click on the registration tab.
Follow the first two steps, which include updating PowerSchool and paying via RevTrak or completing a school fees form to pay by check.
Indicate transportation requests.
Finally, several optional forms may need to be printed and completed.

Competent private instruction

Families who desire competent private instruction need to contact the central office for the proper forms or within 14 calendar days of removing your child from Solon schools. If you are enrolling in a home school assistance program please notify the school district if you plan to dual enroll.

School pictures Sept. 18

Individual school pictures will be taken a little later in the school year now being done on Wednesday, Sept. 18, by Lifetouch Photography. Several package options are available through a prepayment-money back guaranteed plan. Complete information will be distributed the first full week of school. All checks must be made payable to Lifetouch Photography.

School physicals

All athletes must have a physical examination completed before he/she will be allowed to participate or practice. School physical forms may be picked up at the high school or central offices during the summer or are available on the school’s web site under registration.
Athletes are also required to turn in a signed concussion form that is attached to the physical.

School calendar

Continue to check the school’s on-line calendar for school events. Also the one page 2013-2014 school year calendar is available on the web site under calendars.

Annual notices

Numerous federal and state laws require school districts to provide students, parents, and/or the public with annual notices. You will find the school district’s annual notices listed on the school website under the tab information then notices.
Annual Asbestos Notification
Equal Employment Opportunity (Affirmative Action)
Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act
Student Directory Information
Homeless Education Assistance Information
NCLB Military Recruitment List “Opt Out” Form
SCSD Notice of Nondiscrimination
SCSD Fundraising Request
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Public Notice

Early dismissal/late start times

These dates are on the Solon Community School District’s school calendar found on our web site at www.solon.k12.ia.us.

Hot weather dismissal

Due to heat and humidity, it may necessitate dismissing school early. The following procedures will be used:
1) An announcement will be made on the following TV and radio stations: KCRG-9, KGAN-2, KWWL-7, WMT, KRNA, KCJJ, KHAK.
2) Dismissal will usually be at 1 p.m.
3) On early dismissal days due to heat all high school athletic practices will be held from 5 until 7 p.m.(at the discretion of each coach) and middle school athletic practices will be rescheduled at an appropriate time.
4) You will receive notification through our School Messenger system.

Name badges for adults

Beginning the first day of school, all adults present in the school buildings during regular student attendance time (8 a.m. until 4 p.m.) will be required to wear a name badge. For staff, these name badges will include photo identification. Other adults entering the building during student attendance time will be required to check into the office to receive a visitor’s pass.