Early registration encouraged at younger RISD campuses

By ROBIN FAULKNER Principal, Rockdale Elementary

As the beginning of the new school year approaches, it is important to have new or transferr ing students enrolled as early as possible.

For any student, but especially younger children, this can determine whether a student’s first day memories are filled with the activities of a stimulating classroom or the lengthy, often anxious wait of completing registration paperwork in the school foyer. Even worse, the student may miss the entire first day altogether due to not having a required piece of enrollment documentation.

At Rockdale Elementary School we want all of our students’ first day to be an enjoyable one filled with pleasant memories.

If you have not yet enrolled your child please come by our office and let our staff answer your questions or assist you with the process. Required items you will need for enrollment are:

• Official birth certificate • Social security card

• Proof of residence

• Parent/guardianship identification (If you are not the parent, guardianship papers are needed.)

• Complete immunization records

• Verification of household income (Needed for Pre-Kindergarten registration only.)

Remember, enrolling early is a win-win situation. Parents avoid the crowd attempting to register on the first day, and students have already been placed on class rosters enabling them to go straight to class that first morning.

Furthermore, roster placement also gives students and parents the opportunity to attend the Back to School Nights held on the campus with advance knowledge of class assignment. This early meeting with the teacher and touring the classroom and campus goes a long way in relieving the first day jitters for students, and their parents.

Rockdale Elementary School office is located at, 625 W. Belton, phone number is 512-4306030. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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