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District Public Schools Share Information About New School Year With Parents

The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDOE) informs the community that the territory’s public schools will open for the 2016-17 School Year on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
“Student achievement is the number one focus of the Department of Education and we all have a stake to play in it,” Commissioner Sharon Ann McCollum, Ph.D., said. “Whether your profession is in the classroom, the lunchroom or the boardroom, we must all join forces to ensure our students are learning and thriving.”
McCollum went on to say that “with our persistence and dedication, and with our hearts and hands united as one, we will attain our goals of producing well-prepared students to meet 21st Century demands, generating higher test scores and developing tomorrow’s leaders to their fullest potential.”
Parents and students are reminded of the dress code: female students’ skirts must be long enough to touch their keens; over-sized pants should not be worn; belts must be worn with uniform pants; comfortable, flat shoes, or black or white sneakers may be worn with the uniform; female students may wear earrings not to exceed the size of a quarter; male students should not wear earrings on campus. Students should also adhere to dress codes pertaining to gym uniforms at their respective schools. Additionally, cellphone usage is prohibited while on campus.
For more information that is specific to a particular school, parents should contact the school directly.
CAHS Schedules Photos for Student IDs, Orientations, Class Schedule Distributions
The Charlotte Amalie High School has announced schedules for photo IDs, orientation and class schedule distribution for school year 2016-17.
Photo ID Schedule
• ID photos taken, payment for student fees and presentation of immunization information
All new 9th graders will report to CAHS to take photographs for their school identification cards according to the first letter of their last name. Students must wear their uniform shirts.
Tuesday, Aug. 23
Last names A-F, at 8 a.m.
Last names G-M, at noon
Wednesday, Aug. 24
Last names N-S, at 8 a.m.
Last names T-Z, at noon
Thursday, Aug. 25
8 a.m. — All new 10th, 11th and 12th graders and all other students who need to purchase a permanent school ID.
All students, new and returning, should use these three days to present immunization records and to pay all fees: $15 for ID, $18 for school accident insurance, and $10 for PTSA dues. Doing so will avoid congestion and unnecessary delays during orientation.
Orientation and Class Schedule Distribution
Students must report in proper uniform, accompanied by their parents. Students must present a photocopy of their updated immunization record and be able to pay the following fees: $15 for ID, $18 for school accident insurance, and $10 for PTSA dues. Students who do not wish to purchase accident insurance must present a photocopy of an insurance card (front and back) on which they are covered. Attendance is mandatory.
Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 8 a.m. — all 9th graders with last names A-L and their parents
Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 12:30 p.m. — all 9th graders with last names M-Z and their parents
Thursday, Sept. 1, at 8 a.m. — all 10th graders and parents
Thursday, Sept. 1, at 12:30 p.m. — all 11th graders and parents
Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 8 a.m. — all 12th graders and parents (students will report to class immediately following the orientation.)
**Returning students must take care of all outstanding obligations before receiving a class schedule.
All students must have attended orientation and received their schedules in order to attend classes at Charlotte Amalie High School.
Jane E. Tuitt Elementary School Orientation Scheduled
The administration of the Jane E. Tuitt Elementary School on St. Thomas has announced that orientation sessions for School Year 2016-17 will be held according to the following schedule:
Thursday, Sept. 1 at 8:30 a.m. All parents of kindergarten and first grade students are required to attend.
Thursday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. All parents of second and third grade students are required to attend.
Students are not required to attend orientation, but parents are asked to bring required documents to complete the orientation process. These documents include copies of students’ immunization card, health insurance/MAP card and the school registration form. Parents should also be prepared to pay the $18 fee for school insurance and $20 for physical education uniforms, as needed.
The orientation process must be completed in order for students to attend classes on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
All parents should have received a classroom supplies list, which is also available at the school, regional library or in select stores.
School Opening Activities at Sibilly Set for Kindergartners and Parents
Felix Durand, Ph. D., principal of the Joseph Sibilly Elementary School on St. Thomas has announced the following activities at the main campus for kindergarten students and their parents prior to the opening of the 2016-17 School Year:
Tuesday, Aug. 30 — Testing of all incoming kindergarten students from 9 a.m. to noon for students with last names beginning with A – L; and from 12:30-3 p.m. for students with last names beginning with M — Z. Students are not required to wear uniforms on that day.
Thursday, Sept. 1 — A meeting for parents of all kindergarten students beginning at 9 a.m. Students should not attend.
All other Sibilly School students will report on Tuesday, Sept. 6, the official opening of the 2016-2017 School Year.
For more information, contact Joseph Sibilly Elementary School at 774-7001.
Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School Schedules Orientations
The administration of the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School on St. Thomas has announced that orientation sessions for School Year 2016-2017 will be held for students according to the following schedule:
• Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 1 p.m. — 6th and 7th grade students
• Thursday, Sept. 1, at 1 p.m. — 8th grade students
Principal Carver Farrow invites parents to the school from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 25 and Friday, Aug. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for early payment of school fees for the school year. The two-day effort is designed to minimize extended wait times for parents when school opens on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
School fees to be collected include: insurance, $18; student ID, $15 and PTA dues at $10 per family. Students should attend orientation fully dressed in school uniforms and accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For more information, contact Boschulte School Assistant Principal Merlene Jones at 775-4222.
Addelita Cancryn Jr. H.S. Schedules Photo IDs, Orientations
Lisa Hassel-Forde, Ph.D., principal of the Addelita Cancryn Jr. High School, announces the following School Year 2016-2017 schedules for photo IDs for incoming 7th and 8th grade students, and orientation for all students:
Photo IDs for Incoming Students
Students should report to the library dressed in the school uniform shirt to have ID photos taken. The fee is $15.
Tuesday, August 30
· 9-11 a.m. — 7th graders with last names beginning with A-M
· 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — 7th graders with last names beginning with N-Z
Wednesday, August 31
· 9-11 a.m. — 8th graders with last names beginning with A-M
· 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — 8th graders with last names beginning with N-Z
**All returning students who have lost, destroyed or faded ID cards must have a new one printed on Monday, Aug. 29, upstairs in the main office.
Orientation Schedule (Students should report to the auditorium.)
Thursday, September 1
· 9-11 a.m. — 7th graders with last names beginning with A-H
· 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — 7th graders with last names beginning with I-Z
Friday, September 2
· 9 a.m. to noon — all 8th graders
Students must present a photocopy of their updated immunization record and applicable letters for medical conditions. They must attend orientation in full uniform and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The administration would like to avoid a make-up orientation schedule; therefore, parents and students are asked to be present on their respective dates of orientation. All returning 7th and 8th grade students with outstanding obligations from the 2015-16 school year will not receive a schedule until the obligations are paid.
School fees are $18 for insurance, $25 for activities and $15 for ID cards.
Student Registration, Orientation Scheduled at Bowsky Elementary School
Daphne Gonzales-Thomas, acting principal of the Yvonne Milliner-Bowsky Elementary School, has announced registration and orientation dates for School Year 2016-17 according to the following schedule:
Tuesday, Sept. 6
8 a.m. — Registration only for all new students (K-6) in the cafeteria. Students should be dressed in full uniform and must be accompanied by a parent. Parents must bring the official placement letter from the Curriculum Center.
9 a.m. – Orientation meeting for only kindergarten students and parents in the library
Thursday, Sept. 8
8 a.m. – Orientation meeting for primary (1st – 3rd grades) students and parents in the cafeteria
Friday, Sept. 9
8 a.m. – Orientation meeting for intermediate (4th – 6th grades) students and parents in the cafeteria
The insurance fee is $18 for students without family insurance. One passport-sized photo is required for each student using the school bus service. Additionally, physical education shirts and pants will be available at $11 each.
For more information, contact the Yvonne Milliner-Bowsky Elementary School at 775-3220.
Ulla F. Muller Elementary School Schedules Orientations, Open Houses
The administration at the Ulla F. Muller Elementary School has announced School Year 2016-17 opening activities according to the following schedule.
First Day of School: on Tuesday, September 6 – for all students. Registration and a school overview will be held for kindergarten and new students only from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Parents are asked to provide a copy of student’s immunization card to expedite the registration process.
Orientation/Open House: on Thursday, Sept. 8, for grades 1-3 will take place from 8:30-11 a.m.
Orientation/Open House: on Friday, Sept. 9, for grades 4-6 will take place from 8:30-11 a.m.
For more information, contact Ulla F. Muller Elementary School at 774-0059.
E. Benjamin Oliver Elementary School Announces Orientation Schedule
E. Benjamin Oliver Elementary School will hold orientation for parents on Thursday, Sept. 1, according to the following schedule:
• 9 a.m. to noon – parents of kindergarteners and 2nd graders
• 1-3 p.m. – parents of new students in grades 3rd through 5th
Only parents are asked to attend orientation.
For more information, contact the E. Benjamin Oliver School at 775-2000.

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