Registration for the 2009-2010 school year for Cherokee high school students will be held Aug. 3, 4 and 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, in the high school library. High school students will not be able to register via mail-in. Juniors and seniors are asked to come on Monday, Aug. 3; sophomores on Aug. 4; and freshmen on Aug. 5. Though it is preferable to show up on the assigned day, students can register on any of the three days. It is very important to students to attend registration, and parents are also encouraged to attend. There are numerous forms that must be checked and/or completed, photos to be taken for the yearbook, and numerous fees to be paid, as well as activity tickets which may be purchased at that time.
Registration will consist of meeting with the counselors and going over the student's schedule; getting locker and homeroom assignments; making any needed changes to contact information; receiving activity tickets; and the taking of underclassmen school pictures by Pierson Photography.
Some of the fees which will need to be paid include book rent ($30); activity ticket ($35); instrument rent ($25); and, for students taking College Now! classes, a $20 book rental fee. Students can opt to buy the book directly from Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City or on-line. Should you have any questions regarding school picture packages, please call Pierson Photography at 225-2453.
The school asks that all students who are new to the district call the office (225-6755) to schedule an extended time period to meet with the counselor to develop a schedule for the year. In addition, proof of immunization must be shown before a student will be allowed to enroll. All incoming freshman and students who are new to the district will also need to show proof of a dental screening performed within the last year.
On Wednesday Aug. 12 (please note the change of date), there will be an orientation for all incoming freshmen, other new students, and their parents. This will be held at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The meeting will cover basic policies and high school expectations, and allow the students to ask questions as they prepare for their first day of school.
The night will end with the students and their parents going over the student's schedule. The students and parents will be able to meet the student's teachers for the upcomng semester, and the meeting should also reduce some of the "first day fears" regarding location of the various rooms in the high school building.
By attending registration, students will be ready for an enjoyable first day of school and avoid much of the confusion that comes with late registration.