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October / November 2019

MONROE SCHOOL

Home of the Mustangs

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER NEWS

Happy Fall Monroe Families:

We are changing our format to our bi-monthly newsletters.  We will continue our email communications through each school week to keep you informed.  Some of our whole school activities we can look forward to in the  months of October and November at Monroe are the following:

Safety Message

Please make sure students do not arrive on school grounds until 8:00 when supervision begins. Also, after school please make sure transportation is here for pick up at 3:08.  Students cannot stay on school grounds unsupervised or go over the Marshall school grounds.  This is for safety reasons.

Grandparents Day - October 11

Have you called your child’s Grandparent or special person and asked them to attend the program on October 11? It is always so fun for our students to have a special visitor.  We will host close to 1,000 visitors at this event. Visitors will also have an opportunity to take students to the Book Fair. Thank you, in advance for those of you providing beverages and treats for our visitors that day. Also, thank you to all the volunteers and work during the Book Fair.  We couldn’t do it without you.

Bags of Hope - Dress-Up Days/Coin Collection

Bags of Hope is a fundraising effort supported by the district to provide assistance to families in need in the School District of Janesville.  This fundraising effort brings two weeks of groceries to over 350 families in need.   During the week of October 28-November 1st, students will bring in loose coins and add them to their grade level bucket.  Mrs. Pope has promised to be duct taped to the wall if students raise more money than we raised last year.  We will also have Bags of Hope Dress-Up Days.  We would like students to participate.  Students participating should bring $1.00.  Thanks to our Student Council for assisting with our Bags of Hope efforts.   Dress-Up Days will be added to the calendar on the Monroe Website.

Parent Teacher Conferences - October 23 & 24

The end of October will bring Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Reminder notes with the date and time of the conference you signed up for at the Open House will be sent home.  Please make every effort to keep your conference. This is our opportunity to provide feedback on how well your child is learning. If you need to reschedule, please contact the teacher this week. We like to have 100% of our families represented at conferences. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and the teacher to communicate.

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS:

October 24 & 25 due to Conferences and Teacher Break Day.  NOTE:  Students do come to school the first day of conferences on Wednesday.  This is a change from in  years past.

PTA Fall Classroom Party:  October 31  

A PTA parent will be giving reminder calls to those families that signed up to bring treats, drinks, utensils, etc.  If you are bringing items for the party please send them with your students in the morning.  We have a parent from PTA that verifies if everything arrived.  She does this early to mid morning.  Thanks.

PTA Cultural Program:

PT arranges and funds cultural program for our entire school.  October 18 is the first one!  Students will be enjoying an assembly with the focus of kindness.  This supports our PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) we have in place at Monroe.

PTA Movie Night

PTA will be hosting a movie night here at Monroe on November 15.  Fun for the whole family.

PTA Papa Murphy’s Night

October 16 & November 134:00-8:00

PTA does lots of wonderful things for our school community.  Once a month they have a Papa Murphy’s Night as a fundraiser where 20% of the sales goes to Monroe.

Important Dates:

  • PTA Meeting October 21 & November 18 at 6:30
    • This is an opportunity for parents to hear what is going on and being planned.  If you can spare an hour of your time once a month they would love to see everyone attend.
  • Teacher Professional Development Day - No school for students Friday, November 22.
  • Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL:  No school for students November 27-29 (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday). 
  • End of First Trimester - November 21

YOU CAN ALWAYS VISIT OUR MONROE WEBSITE CALENDAR TO CHECK TIMES AND DATES FOR EVENTS.  IN ADDITION, IF YOU ARE NOT RECEIVING OUR EMAILS, PLEASE GO TO INFINITE CAMPUS AND UPDATE YOUR CONTACT PREFERENCES.

DISTRICT INFORMATION

Child Find Notice - Kimberli Peerenboom

“The school district must locate, identify and evaluate all resident children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities.” The school district has a special education program to locate and screen all children with suspected disabilities who are residents of the district and who have not graduated from high school. Upon request the school district will screen any resident child who has not graduated high school to determine whether a special education referral is appropriate. A request may be made by contacting Kimberli Peerenboom, Director of Pupil Services for the School District of Janesville at 743-5061, or by writing her at 527 S. Franklin St., Janesville WI 53548.

Annually the district conducts developmental screening of preschool children. Each child’s motor, communication and social skills are observed at various play areas. Each child is weighed and measured, and the child’s hearing and vision is checked. The information is used to provide the parent with a profile of their child’s current development and to provide suggestions for follow up activities. Parents learn about community services available to them and speak with representatives of agencies serving families. The information from screening is also used to determine whether a child should be evaluated for a suspected disability. When school staff reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability, they refer the child for evaluation by a school district Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. Developmental screening will be a part of the kindergarten screening this Spring. Watch for dates at your local school.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to report the child to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parents that the referral will be made. The referral must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. Others who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child to the school district in which the child resides. A referral of a child residing in the School District of Janesville may be sent to Kimberli Peerenboom at the school district address above.”

School District of Janesville

CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH CHILD FIND ACTIVITIES

The School District of Janesville is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children.  The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as child find.  This agency conducts the following child find activities each year in the form of Early Childhood and Speech and Language Developmental Screenings. This notice informs parents of the records the school district will develop and maintain as part of its child find activities.  This notice also informs parents of their rights regarding any records developed.

The school district gathers personally identifiable information on any child who participates in child find activities.  Parents, teachers, and other professionals provide information to the school related to the child’s academic performance, behavior, and health.  This information is used to determine whether the child needs special education services.  Personally identifiable information directly related to a child and maintained by the school is a pupil record. Pupil records include records maintained in any way including, but not limited to, computer storage media, video and audiotape, film, microfilm, and microfiche. Records maintained for personal use by a teacher and not available to others and records available only to persons involved in the psychological treatment of a child are not pupil records.

The school district maintains several classes of pupil records.

"Progress records" include grades, courses the child has taken, the child's attendance record, immunization records, required lead screening records, and records of school extra-curricular activities. Progress records must be maintained for at least five years after the child ceases to be enrolled.

"Behavioral records" include such records as psychological tests, personality evaluations, records of conversations, written statements relating specifically to the pupil's behavior, tests relating specifically to achievement or measurement of ability, physical health records other than immunization and lead screening records, law enforcement officers' records, and other pupil records that are not "progress records." Law enforcement officers' records are maintained separately from other pupil records. Behavioral records may be maintained for no longer than one year after the child graduates or otherwise ceases to be enrolled, unless the parent specifies in writing that the records may be maintained for a longer period of time. The school district informs parents when pupil records are no longer needed to provide special education. At the request of the child's parents, the school district destroys the information that is no longer needed.

Directory data includes the student's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, degrees and awards received, and the name of the school most recently previously attended by the student.

"Pupil physical health records" include basic health information about a pupil, including the pupil's immunization records, an emergency medical card, a log of first aid and medicine administered to the pupil, an athletic permit card, a record concerning the pupil's ability to participate in an education program, any required lead screening records, the results of any routine screening test, such as for hearing, vision or scoliosis, and any follow-up to the test, and any other basic health information, as determined by the state superintendent. Any pupil record relating to a pupil's physical health that is not a pupil physical health record is treated as a patient health care record under sections 146.81 to 146.84, Wisconsin Statutes. Any pupil record concerning HIV testing is treated as provided under section 252.15, Wisconsin Statutes.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and section 118.125, Wisconsin Statutes, afford parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") the following rights with respect to education records:

The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of receipt of the request. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the records(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The school district will comply with the request without unnecessary delay and before any meeting about an individualized education program, or any due process hearing, and in no case more than 45 days after the request has been made. If any record includes information on more than one child, the parents of those children have the right to inspect and review only the information about their child or to be informed of that specific information. Upon request, the school district will give a parent or eligible student a copy of the progress records and a copy of the behavioral records. Upon request, the school district will give the parent or eligible student a list of the types and locations of education records collected, maintained, or used by the district for special education. The school district will respond to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records. A representative of the parent may inspect and review the records.

The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask [Name of] School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the district decides not to amend the record, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that federal and state law authorize disclosure without consent. The exceptions are stated in 34 CFR 99.31, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; and section 118.125(2)(a) to (m) and sub. (2m), Wisconsin Statutes. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosures to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Also the district discloses "directory data" without consent, unless the parent notifies the district that it may not be released without prior parental consent.

The right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.

Public School Open Enrollment Timelines

The State of Wisconsin has announced the application period for open enrollment (also known as public school choice) begins in February for the following school year.  Open Enrollment laws permit children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live.

The open enrollment application period for the 2020-2021 school year is from February 3, 2020 – April 30, 2020.  Parents are encouraged to apply on-line at dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment.  Although on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district after February 3, 2020 and must be delivered (hand-delivery is recommended) to the nonresident school district during the application period. Paper applications to attend Janesville must be submitted to the Open Enrollment Specialist in the New Student Enrollment Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 30th (a postmark does not constitute timely submission).  Applications turned in prior to February 3rd will be returned as not valid and must be resubmitted after February 3rd but before April 30th at 4:00 p.m.

Enrollment in a requested school or program is subject to space and other limitations and is not guaranteed. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Habitual truancy may result in recommendation for the student to return to their home district.

Under School District of Janesville board policy, students who attended the district under open enrollment the previous year are not required to reapply for the following school year.

An application is required for each sibling in the family.  For example, if a family has one child in elementary school that has been approved for open enrollment and a new student entering kindergarten next year, the student entering kindergarten must apply for open enrollment in order to attend the School District of Janesville.

Parents will be informed in June whether their open enrollment applications have been approved or denied.  The student’s school or program placement will be provided in June.

If you have questions, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.

Request for School Transfer/Placement (Intra District Transfers) within the School District of Janesville Attendance Areas

If you move within the School District of Janesville during the school year and wish to remain at your current school, please ask the school office for a Request to Remain in Current School Following Move to New Attendance Area Form (blue).  Complete the form and return it to the school office.

Due to Parent Choice:

If you wish to apply to have your student transferred/placed in another school within the district next school year (2020-2021), please ask the school office for a School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow).  Completed forms will be accepted from December 1 through December 15, 2019 only.  Submit your Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow) to your home school attendance area office. Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/ Placement Within the School District will be notified of approval or disapproval by January 15, 2020.  Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District for incoming Kindergarten students will be notified of approval or non-approval after they have enrolled their child during the Kindergarten Enrollment period with the New Student Enrollment Office.  If you have questions, please contact the school office of your home school attendance area.

Kindergarten Enrollment

2020-2021 School Year

School District Residents

 

If you have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2020 and they are not currently enrolled in a School District of Janesville Pre-school for Janesville (P4J) or Early Childhood (EC) program it is time to enroll in the Janesville Public School District.  Enrollment will take place at the Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin St. (administration building) in the New Student Enrollment office.  You may enroll anytime during the two week period.

Weeks of December 2–6 and December 9-13

  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M/W/F both weeks
  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m   Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m   Thursday, December 12, 2019

If you cannot attend the enrollment period please come in as soon as possible to enroll after December 13, 2019.  Enrollment in the district is required for participation in orientation.  When you enroll, you will need your child’s birth certificate for proof of age, proof of residency (top portion of a utility bill, or current lease) to determine school assignment, immunization records and photo identification.  If you have questions on general enrollment, please contact the New Student Enrollment office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Requests for School Transfer/Placement within the School District (yellow forms) for incoming kindergarten students should be submitted through the enrollment process.  Forms are available at all schools, as well as at the Educational Services Center.  If you have questions regarding this process contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152.  The status of requests will be determined by January 15, 2020 if they are turned in by December 13th.  If you have a student currently attending a school under a School Transfer/Placement within the School District, it does not automatically qualify your kindergarten student for attendance at the same school; however, siblings are generally assigned to the same school.  In order for your kindergarten student to attend the same school as a sibling, you must submit a request during the Kindergarten Enrollment time frame.

If you know of a child in your neighborhood or from community activities that would be entering kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year, please pass this enrollment information on.

Non-District Residents

If you are a non-resident of the School District of Janesville and have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2020 and would like your child to attend the School District of Janesville you must also apply for OPEN ENROLLMENT.   The timeline for Open Enrollment is February 3 to April 30, 2020.  Currently open enrolled non-residents in a P4J or EC program do not need to re-apply. If you have questions regarding the Open Enrollment process, please contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152.

MOVING???

If you will be moving from your current home address please contact Monroe school office at 743-6900 as soon as possible to determine what paperwork you will need to fill out for your child to continue attending his/her current school.  Please note: if you are moving to an address outside the School District of Janesville in most cases your child is eligible to continue attending the School District of Janesville as long as you complete the appropriate paperwork within the required timeline.

If you have any questions about school placement for a particular address please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5152.  The New Student Enrollment Office is open year round.

If you are the parent of an elementary student and will be moving over the summer months when the elementary schools are closed, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5152 or the New Student Enrollment Office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 to complete the appropriate paperwork.

Open Enrollment or Public School Choice

If during the school year, you move outside the School District of Janesville and you wish to remain at your current school please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152 and request a tuition waiver form within two weeks of your move.  This will allow you to be eligible to attend your current school for the remainder of the current year tuition free.  To continue attending the School District of Janesville after the 2019-2020 school year, you will also need to complete an open enrollment application.  Application instructions are provided to the School District of Janesville by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and should be available by late January 2020.  This year applications will be accepted February 3 – April 30, 2019.

If you have questions regarding Open Enrollment or Public School Choice, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.

December / January 2019-2020

MONROE SCHOOL Home of the Mustangs

DECEMBER/JANUARY NEWS

Hello  Monroe Families:

Below are some reminders for December and January.   In addition, a calendar for December & January is also included.  NOTE:  Our calendar is always updating so if you are ever looking for the most current information go the  calendar on our Monroe Website. We wish you and your family the most relaxing and enjoyable Winter Break!

WINTER SING DATE & TIMES:

  • Friday, December 13
  • 8:45 Kindergarten  Sing & Project Time
  • 9:30 Grade 1 Sing & Project Time
  • 10:15 Grade 2 Sing & Project Time
  • 12:30 Grade 4 Sing & Project Time
  • 1:15 Grade 3 Sing & Project Time
  • 2:00 Grade 5 Sing & Project Time

APPROPRIATE PLAYGROUND DRESS:

During the next few weeks, it is important we are sending the message to all students to dress appropriately for the upcoming winter months. Once the snow increases and is a major factor, the following rules apply:

K, Grades 1, 2 & 3: 

Students must wear both waterproof pants (snow pants or snowsuit) and boots in order to play in the field.  Without both snow pants and boots students must only play on the cleared blacktop areas. Hats/hoods, mittens/gloves and winter coats are also outdoor apparel that should be worn at all times.

Grades 4 & 5: 

Students are allowed to choose whether or not they wear waterproof pants and boots. We advise they wear both. If a Grade 4 or 5 student chooses not to wear waterproof pants or boots and they become wet outdoors, they will not be allowed to call home for new/dry clothes. We strongly encourage hats/hoods and mittens/gloves are worn at all times as well. Coats must be worn outside during the winter months.

Weather Conditions:

It is important that parents check each morning to make sure children are dressed suitably for the weather. If a child is well enough to be in school they are well enough to participate in outdoor recess and noon period activities. All children will remain inside if wind chill is below zero or it is raining.

After school

ARRIVING TOO EARLY & LATE PICK-UPS

Please make sure students do not arrive on school grounds until 8:00 when supervision begins. Also, after school please make sure transportation is here for pick up at 3:08.  Students cannot stay on school grounds unsupervised or go over to the Marshall school grounds. This means if a student is on school grounds either at Monroe or Marshall, a parent is directly with them supervising their activities.  These rules are in place for safety of all students.  

DECEMBER 2019 

  • 12/2 Report Cards Go Home Via Students
  • 12/3 Field Trip - Kindergarten to UW Whitewater Theatre
  • 12/3-6 Dental Sealant Grades 2 & 3 Only
  • 12/9 Student Council - Bells Ringing
  • 12/13 Winter Sing Day (See times on front page)
  • 12/16 Student Council Spirit Week:  Frosty Day
  • 12/17 Student Council Spirit Week: Tasty Treat Tuesday
  • 3:08-4:08 SAP
  • 12/18 Student Council Spirit Week:  Wear Your Holiday Best
  • 12:30 PTA Assembly:  Creepy Crawly Zoo 
  • 1:45 PTA Assembly:  Creepy Crawly Zoo 
  • 4:00-8:00 PTA Papa Murphy’s Night 20% of sales goes to Monroe
  • 12/19 Student Council Spirit Week:  Ugly Sweater
  • 8:30 Field Trip Grade 4 Madison Capital
  • 12/20 Student Council Spirit Week: PJ Day
  • PTA Classroom Winter Party
  • 12/23-1/1 Winter Break - No School for Students or Staff

JANUARY 2019

  • 1/2  School Resumes
  • 1/13 6:30 PTA Meeting
  • 1/14 4:00-8:00 Culver’s Scoopie Night
  • 1/20 No School for Students and Staff MLK Day
  • 1/22 4:00-8:00 PTA Papa Murphy’s Night 20% of sales goes to Monroe
  • 1/27 3:10 Student Council Meeting
  • 1/28 3:08 SAP

DISTRICT INFORMATION: 

Public School Open Enrollment Timelines

The State of Wisconsin has announced the application period for open enrollment (also known as public school choice) begins in February for the following school year.  Open Enrollment laws permit children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live. 

The open enrollment application period for the 2020-2021 school year is from February 3, 2020 – April 30, 2020.  Parents are encouraged to apply on-line at dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment. Although on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district after February 3, 2020 and must be delivered (hand-delivery is recommended) to the nonresident school district during the application period. Paper applications to attend Janesville must be submitted to the Open Enrollment Specialist in the New Student Enrollment Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 30th (a postmark does not constitute timely submission).  Applications turned in prior to February 3rd will be returned as not valid and must be resubmitted after February 3rd but before April 30th at 4:00 p.m.

Enrollment in a requested school or program is subject to space and other limitations and is not guaranteed. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Habitual truancy may result in recommendation for the student to return to their home district.

Under School District of Janesville board policy, students who attended the district under open enrollment the previous year are not required to reapply for the following school year.

An application is required for each sibling in the family.  For example, if a family has one child in elementary school that has been approved for open enrollment and a new student entering kindergarten next year, the student entering kindergarten must apply for open enrollment in order to attend the School District of Janesville.

Parents will be informed in June whether their open enrollment applications have been approved or denied.  The student’s school or program placement will be provided in June.

If you have questions, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.  

Request for School Transfer/Placement (Intra District Transfers) within the School District of Janesville Attendance Areas

Due to Move:

If you move within the School District of Janesville during the school year and wish to remain at your current school, please ask the school office for a Request to Remain in Current School Following Move to New Attendance Area Form (blue).  Complete the form and return it to the school office.

Due to Parent Choice:

If you wish to apply to have your student transferred/placed in another school within the district next school year (2020-2021), please ask the school office for a School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow).  Completed forms will be accepted from December 1 through December 15, 2019 only. Submit your Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow) to your home school attendance area office. Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/ Placement Within the School District will be notified of approval or disapproval by January 15, 2020.  Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District for incoming Kindergarten students will be notified of approval or non-approval after they have enrolled their child during the Kindergarten Enrollment period with the New Student Enrollment Office. If you have questions, please contact the school office of your home school attendance area.

Kindergarten Enrollment 2020-2021 School Year

School District Residents

If you have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2020 and they are not currently enrolled in a School District of Janesville Pre-school for Janesville (P4J) or Early Childhood (EC) program it is time to enroll in the Janesville Public School District.  Enrollment will take place at the Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin St. (administration building) in the New Student Enrollment office. You may enroll anytime during the two week period. 

 Weeks of December 2–6 and December 9-13

  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M/W/F both weeks
  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Thursday, December 12, 2019

 

If you cannot attend the enrollment period please come in as soon as possible to enroll after December 13, 2019.  Enrollment in the district is required for participation in orientation. When you enroll, you will need your child’s birth certificate for proof of age, proof of residency (top portion of a utility bill, or current lease) to determine school assignment, immunization records and photo identification.  If you have questions on general enrollment, please contact the New Student Enrollment office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Requests for School Transfer/Placement within the School District (yellow forms) for incoming kindergarten students should be submitted through the enrollment process.  Forms are available at all schools, as well as at the Educational Services Center. If you have questions regarding this process contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152. The status of requests will be determined by January 15, 2020 if they are turned in by December 13th.  If you have a student currently attending a school under a School Transfer/Placement within the School District, it does not automatically qualify your kindergarten student for attendance at the same school; however, siblings are generally assigned to the same school.  In order for your kindergarten student to attend the same school as a sibling, you must submit a request during the Kindergarten Enrollment time frame. 

If you know of a child in your neighborhood or from community activities that would be entering kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year, please pass this enrollment information on. 

Non-District Residents

If you are a non-resident of the School District of Janesville and have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2020 and would like your child to attend the School District of Janesville you must also apply for OPEN ENROLLMENT.  The timeline for Open Enrollment is February 3 to April 30, 2020. Currently open enrolled non-residents in a P4J or EC program do not need to re-apply. If you have questions regarding the Open Enrollment process, please contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152.

MOVING???

If you will be moving from your current home address please contact Monroe school office at 743-6900 as soon as possible to determine what paperwork you will need to fill out for your child to continue attending his/her current school.  Please note: if you are moving to an address outside the School District of Janesville in most cases your child is eligible to continue attending the School District of Janesville as long as you complete the appropriate paperwork within the required timeline.

If you have any questions about school placement for a particular address please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5152.  The New Student Enrollment Office is open year round.

If you are the parent of an elementary student and will be moving over the summer months when the elementary schools are closed, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5152 or the New Student Enrollment Office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 to complete the appropriate paperwork.

Open Enrollment or Public School Choice

If during the school year, you move outside the School District of Janesville and you wish to remain at your current school please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152 and request a tuition waiver form within two weeks of your move.  This will allow you to be eligible to attend your current school for the remainder of the current year tuition free. To continue attending the School District of Janesville after the 2019-2020 school year, you will also need to complete an open enrollment application.  Application instructions are provided to the School District of Janesville by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and should be available by late January 2020. This year applications will be accepted February 3 – April 30, 2019.  

If you have questions regarding Open Enrollment or Public School Choice, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.