Coweta schools set to begin Aug. 6

It’s that time of year again. The 2012-2013 school year in Coweta County begins Aug. 6 and will extend through May 24. There is a volume of information pertaining to nearly every aspect of school attendance available on the Coweta County School System website.

For those not yet enrolled, new students are registered at the school system’s registration center located at 167 Werz Industrial Drive in Newnan, off the Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard/Ga. Highway 34 bypass near Bullsboro Drive. Students already enrolled in a Coweta County school, including in a pre-Kindergarten class during the 2011-12 school year, do not need to register again.

Georgia law requires that students must be five years old by September 1 in order to enroll in Kindergarten and six years old by September 1 to enroll in first grade.

School bus routes for the new year are posted on the school system’s website. A representative of the transportation department will be available at each school on the first day of school on Aug. 6 to provide information on bus routes for the new school year.

Registration for new students comes with a number of requirements. For information call 770-254-5551 or visit www.cowetaschools.org

The calendar for the 2012-2013 school year shows classes beginning Aug. 6 and running through May 24. The Pre-K schedule shows classes beginning Aug. 16 and running through May 22. Pre-K students will observe the same holidays as grades K-12.

Speaking of holidays, they will come on Sept. 3, Oct. 8-9, Nov. 6, Thanksgiving break from Nov. 19-23, Christmas break from Dec. 20-Jan. 2, Jan. 21, mid-winter break from Feb. 18-22, March 15 and spring break April 1-5.

Coweta schools also have a dress code. Individual schools across the system are responsible for setting and enforcing the student dress code. Parents should consult the child’s school for information specific to the school their child will be attending. For more information and to view dress code requirements for elementary, middle and high schools visit http://cowetaschools.org/index.php/categoryblog/120-dress-codes

Coweta County high schools operate on a block schedule system, which allows students to complete a full course earning one Carnegie Unit in one semester. Therefore, missed classes at any point during the semester will result in significant lapses in instructional time, which can seriously jeopardize a student’s success.