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ON-LINE REGISTRATION FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

posted Jun 1, 2020, 9:04 AM by Bobbi Thomsen   [ updated Jul 2, 2020, 12:18 PM by Calvin Kruse ]

Online registration opens on Monday, July 6, 2020, for ALL returning students.  Online registration is REQUIRED for all returning students for the 2020-2021 school year.  Preferably, you can complete this process from your own home; however, you may come to the District Office, 1002 11th Avenue, Orion, (beginning July 6:  Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon) to complete the process if you do not have access to a computer with internet service.  Please go to http://www.teacherease.com and log-in to your child(ren)’s account to begin the process.  (Please contact the District Office (526-3388) if you have not yet created your TeacherEase account.)  Online registration will close at midnight on Friday, August 7.      

2020-2021 Kindergarten Students:  Please follow the options listed below: 

1.  If your child will be a new kindergarten student this school year and you have signed onto the Kindergarten Round-Up google form prior to June 30, 2020, please register as a “Returning Student”. 

2.  If your child will be a new kindergarten student this school year and you did not sign onto the Kindergarten Round-Up google form prior to June 30, 2020, please call the District Office (526-3388) during the month of July (office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon on Friday) to make an appointment for new student registration on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

3.  If you signed onto the Kindergarten Round-Up google form prior to June 30, 2020, please drop off completed registration paperwork to the District Office, 1002 11th Avenue, Orion (office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon on Friday), or mail completed registration paperwork to the District Office, P.O. Box 189, Orion, IL 61273. 

            2020-2021 New Students to the School District:

1.  If your child will be a new student to the Orion School District, please call the District Office (526-3388) during the month of July (office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon on Friday) to make an appointment for new student registration on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

ALL school fees may be paid on-line using your credit card. This includes registration fees, student lunches, etc. The District will credit the $2.00 convenience fee for each payment of $50.00 or more to your child’s lunch account.  

You may also pay school fees with cash and/or checks.  Cash payments and checks may be dropped off at the District Office, 1002 11th Avenue, Orion (office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon on Friday), or checks (no cash please) may be mailed to OCUD #223, P.O. Box 189, Orion, IL 61273.  One check for ALL fees for all family members will be accepted!

Fee waivers are available for those families meeting income eligibility guidelines.   A completed Fee Waiver Application and income verification documents must be returned to the District Office (and approved) prior to beginning the registration process, for fees to be waived.  Please click the "fee waiver FY21" file at the bottom of this article for a copy of the Fee Waiver Application.  Fee Waiver Applications are also available on the school district’s website (listed under the District tab, Forms), or you may stop by the District Office to obtain a paper copy of the Fee Waiver Application.  

Busing information will be completed through the on-line registration process (except for new students).  Please contact Julie Lough, Transportation Director, (526-3382 or jlough@orionschools.us) if you have any new busing changes from last school year.

Completed physical and dental forms, and proof of required immunizations, may be mailed to the School Nurse, P.O. Box 189, Orion, IL 61273; or dropped off at the District Office (office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon on Friday), 1002 11th Avenue, Orion.  Completed physical forms are required for all new out-of-state students to the district, preschool students, kindergarten students, 6th grade students, and 9th grade students.  Completed dental forms are required for all new out-of-state students, kindergarten students, 2nd grade students, 6th grade students, and 9th grade students.  Completed vision exams are required for all kindergarten students.  Reminder:  Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) on or after 11th birthday for 6th graders and 2 doses Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) if the first dose is received on or after the 11th birthday, and the second dose is received on or after the 16th birthday, at least 8 weeks after first dose.  If first dose is received at 16 years or older, only one dose is required.  All seniors are required to have a meningococcal vaccine ~ one or two doses depending on when the first one was administered.  Failure to have this turned in by the first day of school may result in your child being withheld from school.  Physical exams and proof of required immunizations, MUST be completed and returned to the School Nurse by the first day of school (Thursday, August 13, 2020).    

Students who are new to the district may register on Tuesday, August 4.  Please call the District Office, (526-3388) during the month of July to make an appointment. 

School offices will reopen on Monday, August 3.        

            C.R. Hanna Elementary School (grades Preschool-5th):  309-526-3386

            Orion Middle School (grades 6th-8th):  309-526-3392

            Orion High School (grades 9th-12th):  309-526-3361

 

Athletic fee payments may be made through the 8to18 registration process (both OMS and OHS).

 

Additional student registration information for the 2020-2021 school year will be included in the August/September 2020 Newsletter. 

 

The first day of student attendance for the 2020-2021 school year is Thursday, August 13, 2020.   


Video Walkthroughs:

New Family & Student Registrationhttps://youtu.be/yKtPkndVia4

Check for Emails from TeacherEase: New Families: https://youtu.be/p8NbZmnWuSM

On-Line Registration Click-through: https://youtu.be/8-_GjLQTs8Y




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Bobbi Thomsen,
Jul 2, 2020, 11:15 AM
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