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Bell Rings to Kick Off 2015-16 School Year Next Week

By Staff | Aug 5, 2015

School doors will open next Thursday morning, Aug. 13, in Tyler County as students in grades 1-6, and grade 9 return for the beginning of the 2015-2016 school term. Students in grades 7, 8,10,11,and 12 will return on Friday, Aug. 14. Kindergarten students will report on Monday, Aug. 17 or Tuesday, Aug. 18, depending on their group. The Kindergarten teachers will provide all necessary information to those parents as they make home visits and calls home. Preschool students will report on Thursday, Aug. 20 or Friday, Aug. 21, depending on their group. The preschool teachers will provide all necessary information to parents as they make home visits.

Superintendent Robin Daquilante advises that any student not yet enrolled in school needs to register immediately by calling the school to schedule an appointment. Parents unsure about what school their children are to attend should call Troy Smith, Transportation Director, at the Bus Garage at 758-2112.

Students transferring from another school are to request that a transcript be mailed from the school they previously attended. If this has not been done, these students should bring with them their latest report card when registering. Students residing in Tyler County who want to attend school in another county must request to be released from Tyler County and request to be accepted by the county in which (s)he will be attending. Likewise, a student residing in another county who wants to attend school in Tyler County, must make a formal request to be released from the county in which (s)he resides and ask for acceptance to Tyler County. This must be done on an annual baises.

Students whose certified birth certificates and immunization records have not been recorded at the school need to bring these documents on the first day of classes. Food Service Director, Amanda Kimble, announces to parents that breakfast and lunch will be served on the first day. During the opening weeks of school, before applications for the current school year are received and approved, we will serve free and reduced price meals to eligible students from applications on file from the previous school year and/or for new students who have transferred into the county. However, this is a reminder that parents must re-apply every year if they wish to continue receiving the free and reduced benefits. Tyler County Schools has made it easier for families to complete a school meals application to receive free or reduced meals. Parents or guardians can apply online at wvschoolmeals.net. Students will be able to obtain benefits faster, and electronic submissions ensure that the completed application reaches the county office quickly, and the process is secure.

Students attending Sistersville and Boreman Elementary Schools will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision program through the West Virginia Department of Education which provides the opportunity for the students of these two schools to eat breakfast and/or lunch for no cost. Please be reminded though that any past bills for lunch and breakfast from previous years still needs to be paid.