Enrolling a child in a new school can be difficult.
But, for parents of students new to any of the eight Altus Public School campuses or the local Head Start locations, enrollment is all in one spot — the Altus High School cafeteria, across from the Altus City Park.
“We really wanted to take the stress out of enrolling new students,” said Amanda Davis, director of public relations for Altus schools. “Our One-Stop Enrollment is much more efficient, as parents are not only able to enroll all of their children, but also may sign them up for busing, extended day care, the school lunch program and more.”
Enrollment for all newcomers is scheduled 8 a.m. to noon July 29.
All students new to Altus schools are encouraged to enroll on this day. Parents may make one stop, complete all paperwork, and enroll all of their children. There’s no need to drive to each school.
The Altus Kiwanis Club is partnering with the school district to provide free breakfast pastries, juices and coffee for all coming to the event in the morning.
The Altus school staff has teamed up with Southwest Technology Center and the City of Altus to provide information on programs that they offer.
Students who are enrolling in Altus schools for the first time should bring a birth certificate for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten, proof of residency — such as proof of payment of local or ad valorem taxes, title to a residential property in the district, valid and unexpired mortgage or lease agreement, receipt for payment of rent, current utility bill, or notarized affidavit verifying residency, current immunization records — Social Security Numbers for each child (optional), previous school records and proof of custody for children not living with a parent.
Meet the Teacher Day will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5 at each Altus school. The first day of school is set for Aug. 9.