Claremore Daily Progress

Education

July 10, 2012

30-Day Countdown: Students, teachers and parents get ready for new school year

CLAREMORE — Summer may just be the most treasured season for children. But for many parents the last few weeks of summer vacation are spent preparing for the upcoming school year.

Often times parents, spend July not only purchasing new school clothes or supplies but also scheduling last minute dental checkups or physicals.
This year is no exception. With area schools starting a little bit earlier than last year, parents just might start feeling short of time.
Claremore Christian School begins classes on Aug. 6.
Claremore Public Schools and Oologah-Talala Public Schools are scheduled to kick off first in Rogers County on Aug. 9.
Followed by Verdigris Public Schools on Aug. 11 and Catoosa Public Schools on the Aug. 13.
Chelsea Public Schools will start classes on Aug. 15.
Sequoyah and Inola students go back to school on Aug. 16 with  Justus-Tiawah beginning on Aug. 17.
Foyil Public Schools will be the last district in the county to start classes as they begin on Aug. 25, just a few days shy of Labor Day Weekend.
Each district has enrollment requirements for students including immunizations for all elementary school students and a few older students.
For example, all seventh-grade students at Will Rogers Junior High in Claremore are required to receive the TDAP immunization before attending class.
Other area schools have similar requirements and it is recommended that parents check with their school administration for details.
The “Caring Van” will be at Reasors in Claremore from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 3 to provide free immunizations for students.
Parents or legal guardians may bring a current copy of each child’s immunization to receive the care, free of charge.
Immunizations and physicals are just one requirement for some students. 
Students that participate in sporting or other extra curricular school sponsored activities may be required to take a drug test before participating.

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