First Schools of Choice Community Forum is January 25

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 12:00am

Champaign Community Schools will hold the first of three informational forums to discuss the Schools of Choice Program on Tuesday, January 25 at Temple Baptist Church, 1100 Broadmoor Drive in Champaign. Elementary school parents and guardians are encouraged to attend to hear more about Schools of Choice and the registration process. 

Two subsequent community forums will be held:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at Barkstall Elementary School in Champaign;  

Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 808 East Bradley Avenue, Champaign. 

The forums will include a Showcase of Schools. This will provide an opportunity for parents and guardians to meet with individual school staff members and learn more about their programs. Families are invited to visit the elementary schools on Monday, February 7, 2011. The elementary schools will offer tours at 9:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Families are also invited to attend an open house and school tour on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 6:00 p.m-8:00 p.m., at any of the eleven elementary schools. Families unable to attend a scheduled open house should visit the Family Information Center for assistance with the Schools of Choice process. Families of 5th grade students may visit the middle schools at open houses scheduled from 6:30-8:30 PM on the following dates: Jefferson – Tuesday, April 5, 2011; Edison – Monday, April 11, 2011 and Franklin– Tuesday, April 12, 2011. 

The Registration periods for the 2011-2012 school year have been set:

Magnet schools registration for B.T. Washington & Garden Hills from January 26 to February 28, 2011.

Kindergarten registration for incoming Kindergarten students only is scheduled for March 1-31, 2011.

6th grade registration for Stratton & Washington 5th Grade Students will take place April 11-15, 2011 and for all other current 5th grade students will take place from April 11 – 29, 2011. 

Elementary & Middle School Registration for 1st – 8th Grades will is scheduled for May 9-31, 2011.

For more information, parents may contact the Champaign Unit 4 Schools Family Information Center at 217-351-3701.

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