School Registration Dates Adjusted for Social Distancing

BY KAREN CAMPBELL
Weakley County Schools

Throughout this week, parents with children attending Martin Primary and Elementary schools are asked to pick up registration packets in plastic tubs at the entrances of the schools in lieu of a traditional registration process.

Communications Director
WEAKLEY COUNTY (July 27) — The change in Weakley County Schools’ first day of classes to August 17, 2020, and the need for social distancing have meant changes to registration procedures as well.
Online registration for the 2020-21 school year opened Tuesday, July 28, 2020, and continues through August 5, 2020. In-person registration for the 2020-21 school year is rescheduled for August 4-6, 2020. Each school will customize how it accommodates students’ families and adhere to social-distancing guidelines.
Students applying for Monitored Distance Education (MDE), the semester-long, at-home plan that includes packaged videos and step-by-step online instructions for activities which are graded by a Weakley County teacher, should contact their school principal to obtain an application. Completed MDE applications must be returned to the principal by August 10, 2020.
With some schools including all grades and other schools having a large population, each campus had to customize plans for registration. The following provides an overview for each school’s approach to in-person registration. All visitors to all campuses are asked to wear a face covering while inside the building.
Dresden Elementary School
Students returning to DES are not required to attend in-person registration. They may use the online option. Parents needing assistance with online registration or log-in information may email megan.mitchell@wcsk12tn.net.
However, registration days are the only opportunity for in-person visits to the classroom at this time. If possible, follow the times designated by last name to reduce crowding in the building.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
New students who are not pre-registered for Kindergarten and others who did not attend Dresden Elementary last school year:
Last names A-L: Registration in the library 8-11 a.m.
Last names M-Z: Registration in the library 12-3 p.m.
Returning Students Grades 1-4:
Last Names A-G: 8-10 a.m.
Last Names H-N: 10 a.m. – noon
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Returning students Grades 1-4:
Last Names O-S: 8-10 a.m.
Last Names T-Z: 10 a.m. – noon
Dresden Middle School
Students in grades 6-8, returning to DMS are not required to attend in-person registration. They may use the online option. Parents needing assistance with online registration or log-in information may call the school at 731-364-2407.
Parents enrolling 5th grade students at DMS who attended Dresden Elementary in 2019-2020, can complete the online registration as well.
Students who are new to Dresden should contact the school counselor Jamie Rickman at 731-364-2407 or Jamie.Rickman@wcsk12tn.net.
All 5th-grade students and parents are invited to 5th-grade orientation Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Fifth-graders with a last name beginning with A-J, are asked to attend the 5-6 p.m. orientation. Fifth-graders with a last name beginning with K-Z and new-to-Dresden 5th-graders are asked to attend the 7-8 p.m. orientation.
Dresden High School
Registration is Tuesday, August 4 and Wednesday, August 5, 2020.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
9th grade: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
11th Grade: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
10th grade: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
12th Grade: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Siblings in different grades may come together at the most convenient time.
Gleason School
Registration is August 5, 2020. Parents or guardians needing help recovering their ParentVue password prior to August 5, 2020, should email Kerri.maddox@wcsk12tn.net. Parents/guardians of preregistered kindergarten students can email Kerri.maddox@wcsk12tn.net to set up a ParentVue account in order to complete the Online Registration process.
The August 5, 2020, schedule for new students is:
Kindergarten – 8th grade: 8 a.m. – noon
Grades 9-12: 1-5 p.m.
The August 5, 2020, schedule for returning students follows. (Please note: Returning students registering online prior to August 5, 2020, will save families time on registration day.)
Pre-K, Kindergarten, 3rd grade, 6th grade, Freshmen: 8-10 a.m.
1st grade, 4th grade, 7th grade, Sophomores: 10 a.m. – noon
2nd grade, 5th grade, 8th grade, Juniors, Seniors: 1-3 p.m.
Families with three or more students can register from 3-5 p.m. Families with two students can register at the assigned time of their youngest child and should plan enough time to register both children.
To allow for social distancing:
PreK-2nd grade students will enter through the K-2 doors nearest College Street.
3rd-5th grade students will enter through the bus doors that access the “G” hallway.
6th-8th grade students will enter through the doors closest to the Student Parking Lot near West Main.
9th-12th grade students will enter through the front doors of the school.
New students will also enter through the front doors of the school.
Greenfield School
August 4, 2020 — Elementary, PreK-5th grade
August 5, 2020 — Middle School, grades 6-8
August, 6, 2020 — High School, grades 9-12
Martin Primary School
New-Student Registration packets are available for pick up at both entrances starting Monday, July 27, 2020, with New-Student Registration scheduled for Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1st- and 2nd-Grade Registration packets are available for pick up at both entrances starting July 27, 2020, with packet drop off conducted at the Popular Street entrance. Parents should remain in the car upon arrival. Dates for registration are:
1st-grade Registration – August 4, 2020, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2nd-grade Registration – August 5, 2020, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Kindergarten and Pre-K Registration will complete any additional paperwork at Open House visits on the first two days of school. Parents will set up appointments with teachers.
Martin Elementary School
Registration packets are placed in sealable tubs at the front of the building and available for pick up starting Monday, July 27, 2020, and continue through Monday, August 3, 2020.
Completed registration packets may be returned August 4, 2020, from 8-11:30 a.m. or August 5, 2020, from 1-5 p.m.
Please use the following drop-off locations:
3rd Grade – Bus entrance (the doors that are in the back by MPS)
4th Grade – Back Car Line entrance
5th Grade – Front Door Entrance
One parent of new students who were not enrolled at Martin Primary or Martin Elementary during the 2019–2020 school year should park in the front teacher parking lot and follow signs. One adult along with the student that is being registered will need to enter the building to complete the registration process.
Martin Middle School
From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 29, 30, and 31, 2020, parents may pick up registration packets from plastic bins at the front of the building.
Online registration is encouraged.
In-person registration days will be completed as parents drive up and drop off packets and receive class schedules by grades.
August 4, 2020 – 6th Grade
8-10 a.m. – Students with last names A-I
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Students with last names J-Q
Noon – 2 p.m. – Students with last names R-Z
August 5, 2020 – 7th Grade
8-10 a.m. – Students with last names A-I
10 a.m. – noon – Students with last names J-Q
12-2 p.m. – Students with last names R-Z
August 6, 2020 – 8th Grade
8-10 a.m. – Students with last names A-I
10 a.m. – noon – Students with last names J-Q
12-2 p.m. – Students with last names R-Z
Sharon School
Parents who do not utilize online registration may pick up registration packets on these dates:
August 4, 2020, 8-10 a.m. — Pre-K through 2nd grade
August 4, 2020, 12-2 p.m. — 3rd- 5th grade
August 5, 2020, 8-10 a.m. — 6th-8th grade
Completed registration packets may be returned from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. August 6, 2020.
Westview High School
Registration dates for Westview are August 4, 5, and 6, 2020.
August 4, 2020, New-Student Registration (not including upcoming 9th-graders from Martin Middle or Sharon)
Last name A-H: 8-9:30 a.m.
Last name I-O: 9:30-11 a.m.
Last name P-Z: 12:30-2 p.m.
August 5, 2020
9th Grade: 8-10:30 a.m.
11th Grade: 12-2:30 p.m.
August 6, 2020
10th Grade: 8-10:30 a.m.
12th Grade: 12-2:30 p.m.

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