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    IMPORTANT! Beat the back to school rush! Click here to view the 2014 Department of Health - Pasco School and Sport Physicals and Immunizations flyer, with locations, dates, and times.


    Step 1: Register!

    Middle and high school registration for the 2013-2014 school year will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. Elementary registration will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. Please contact your child's school (boundary search) for hours of operation on registration day. Prior to arrival, please read through the following information to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

    Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is sponsoring a FREE Back to School Health Fair for all K-12 students attending Pasco County Schools. The following will be offered free of charge: school/sports physicals and cardiac screenings (EKG and echo - for high school student athletes only) Click here for more information.

    Students entering a Florida school for the FIRST TIME, at any grade level, will be asked to present the following items upon registration at the school (please note special conditions in parentheses):

    • current immunization records (See Immunization/Physical requirements for school entry)
    • proof of a physical examination dated and signed by a licensed health professional within the last 12 months
    • Evidence of age (i.e. Birth Certificate. Please see F.S. 1003.21 for a complete list of acceptable documents
    • Social Security number (if available)
    • proof of Florida residency (such as utility bill (i.e. water, electric, gas, etc.), properly executed lease agreement, etc.)
    • copy of student's last report card (if applicable)
    • legal guardianship records (if applicable)

    Please note: Students entering kindergarten for the first time must be 5 years of age on or before September 1st. Pre-Kindergarten and Head Start/Early Start programs are available to students who will not make the deadline.

    Students transferring from another Florida county will be asked to present the following items upon registration at the school (please note special conditions in parentheses):

    • current immunization records (See Immunization/Physical requirements for school entry)
    • Social Security number (if available)
    • proof of Florida residency (such as utility bill, lease agreement, etc.)
    • copy of student's last report card (if applicable)
    • legal guardianship records (if applicable)

    Students currently enrolled in Pasco County schools will already be in our computer system, and should not have to present any additional material. If your child is moving from elementary to middle, however, or from middle to high, you may want to bring proof of address (such as an electric or other utility bill) in case it is needed. Students moving from one school to another under the school choice program should be prepared to present their approved school choice application at the time of registration.

    Attention to Anyone Born in Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico’s New Birth Certificate Law - The government of Puerto Rico has enacted a new law aimed at strengthening the issuance and usage of birth certificates in order to combat fraud and protect the identity and credit of all people born in Puerto Rico. Effective July 1, 2010: all Puerto Rico birth certificates issued before this date will be invalidated. This will be done so that new, more secure certificates can be issued.

    As of July 1, 2010 it will be necessary for all citizens born in Puerto Rico to be issued a new official birth certificate. Citizens living in the states will be able to request and receive their new birth certificates through a simple mail process. People that have an immediate need (i.e., request for a passport, or other official purpose) should submit their request as soon as possible.

    For more information, to review the law or to download a Birth Certificate Application, please visit the following site: http://www.prfaa.com/birthcertificates

    Step 2: Prepare for Day 1

    Once registered, you may find it useful to review the following links for additional information relevant to your child's return to class. Before going back-to-school shopping, please remember to call your school or check its web site for supply and wish lists.

    If your child is entering middle school for the first time, check out our special resources page prepared just for incoming sixth graders!

    Code of Conduct/Dress Code Free/Reduced Lunch Applications Pre Kindergarten Services
    PLACE Before and After School Care High School Graduation Requirements School Year Calendar
    School Lunch Program On-line meal/snack payment Bus Stops
    Our Schools School Hours

    Step 3: Stay Involved!

    It might sound obvious, but parental involvement during the school year is essential to student success. There are numerous programs and services offered both by the district and third parties designed to help you maximize your involvement in your child's education. Please review the following links for more information, or call our Student Services department. We are always available to help you. Remember, quality education requires a community commitment.

    Media Resources Volunteer Program ESE Department
    Today's Tip for Parents Check Grades On-Line
    FACTS.org ePEP Personal Electronic Planner
     

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    Kurt S. Browning, Superintendent of Schools
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