As summer draws to a close, Ottawa schools are preparing to open their doors once again. The school district has released the following enrollment information for the 2013-2014 school year.
Ottawa High School
Enrollment is planned for Aug. 7-8 at the high school, 1120 S. Ash St., Ottawa. Seniors will enroll from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 7; juniors from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 7; sophomores from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 8, and freshmen from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8.
Open enrollment for returning students who cannot make the scheduled enrollment times (for freshmen through seniors) is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the school.
Enrollment for high school students new to the school district is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13 at the high school office.
All freshmen and new students are scheduled to start school 7:45 a.m. to noon Aug. 16. The first full day for all high school students will be 7:45 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Aug. 19.
Ottawa Middle School
Eighth-graders will enroll 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the middle school, 1230 S. Ash St., Ottawa. Seventh-graders will enroll 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 7, and sixth-graders from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at the school. Pictures of OMS students will be taken at registration.
A pool party for seventh- and eighth-grade students will take place Aug. 7 after enrollment. A pool party for sixth-graders will take place Aug. 8 after enrollment.
All sixth-graders and new middle school students to the district will start classes 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 16. The first full day of classes for all middle school students will be 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Aug. 19.
Enrollment at Lincoln Elementary School is 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at the school, 1102 N. Milner Road, Ottawa.
Enrollment at Garfield Elementary School is 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 2 at the school, 1213 S. College St., Ottawa.
Enrollment at Eugene-Field Elementary School is 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at the school, 720 Tremont Ave., Ottawa.
To attend kindergarten, a student must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31.
The first day of classes for the district’s elementary schools will be 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 16.
Ottawa Virtual Learning Program
Enrollment is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school district central office, 1404 S. Ash St., Ottawa.
Ottawa Learning Center
Enrollment is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at the school district central office. Call Brenda Cummings for more information at (785) 229-8070, ext. 4713.
Book rental and material fees
• Kindergarten through fifth grade, $40.
• OMS, $42; elective fee, $40; student activity fee, $10.
• OHS, $42; student activity fee, $20. Additional fees will be charged for electives.
• Elementary schools: breakfast, $1.35; lunch, $2.30.
• OHS/OMS: breakfast, $1.40; lunch, $2.40.
Applications for free or reduced lunches are available at the district central office. Contact Teresa Powers at (785) 229-8010.
Families using the bus service for the first time need to call Tom Parks, the district’s transportation director, at (785) 229-8040, ext. 1202.