North Carolina public schools serve every child who comes to their doors. Effective in 2009-2010, House Bill 150 requires that a child presented for enrollment to kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 of that school year.Programs are available statewide for children with special needs—including academically gifted children. For more information about the legal school entry age see the following website: http://community.learnnc.org/dpi/ec/archives/2009/04/hot_topics.php#more
To enroll, a child needs proof of immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, mumps, and red and German measles. Certain exemptions are possible for extenuating health or religious reasons. All students need proof of a current physical examination when enrolling in North Carolina schools for the first time. Children are enrolled in the school district in which they live, and school assignments are made by the local school system.
Schools provide a wide-range of academic opportunities, as well as support services. School lunch and breakfast are usually offered for a nominal fee. Free school bus transportation, to students who live more than 1.5 miles from school, and free use of textbooks also are provided.
Age Requirement: Your child must be five years old on or before August 31. If your childs birthday falls on or after September 1 the child is not eligible to enroll.
NORTH CAROLINA LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTERING KINDERGARTEN
- Certified Birth Certificate
- Kindergarten Health Assessment
- Immunization Records
- Proof of Residency (One of the following)
- Current utility bill
- Current lease/rent agreement
- Current contractor/loan agreement for primary residence (verification of utility bill to follow)
- Social Services financial assistance documentation
The North Carolina Department of Public Instructions gathers infromation about all of the school systems in the state. You may view a wide variety of statistics for any system by clicking here and choosing the type of information you wish to review.
You may find yoru school by looking inn several places. To search for your school using your street address click here, to see which high school district your school feeds to click here, and to see about bus stops click here.
The Rowan-Salisbury School System believes all students have potential for learning. Our goal is to cultivate this potential so that students of all ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic groups achieve success in their school experiences.
An overall educational program, which supports excellence for all students, must include services for learners who are gifted. The learning needs of gifted students are different from those of other students of their age, experience, or environment. We are committed to meeting these diverse needs through providing an array of service options. These options are designed to maximize the students’ opportunities to develop and show gifted behaviors. For more information about the AIG program click here.
7. What is your school year calendar? You may see the school calendar by clicking here
The Rowan-Salisbury School System falls under the direction of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. You may visit the NCDPI site by clicking here.
You may call your child’s school or visit our website. Click here to visit the website.
Each school has the paperwork necessary to apply for 504 status. Ask to see the 504 coordinator at your child’s school.
Homebound is a temporary service for students who cannot attend school due to long-term illness. During the time your child is homebound a tutor will visit your home 1-5 hours a week to assist students with their assignments. For more information about homebound, ask to speak to the homebound coordinator at your child’s school.
It is an act written to protect and provide educational services to students who have become homeless. Each school has a homeless coordinator.
Each middle and high school has an Intervention Specialist. They help with securing services for students with drug problems, pregnancies and other high-risk behaviors.
An Attendance Counselor helps monitor the attendance of students in the Rowan Salisbury School System. We have five within the school system to cover all 33 schools. Go to the Student Services School Notes web site to find out which counselor covers your child’s school, or you can contact your child’s school to request the name of the Attendance Counselor. (http://www.schoolnotes.com/28145/healthed.html)
Every high school has a random drug-testing program. Students who drive must sign up for random drug testing. All other students can sign up through the high school intervention specialist.
Yes, students and parents must sign an agreement at the time they purchase their permit.
Contact Student Services at 704-630-6029.
Contact the nurse assigned to your school. You can locate the appropriate nurse by visiting our website. (http://www.rss.k12.nc.us/stservice/nurse/title.html) A nurse is available at each school site to develop a plan with you to assure that your child receives appropriate services.
The Student Services department handles any service related to intervention, prevention and health related services for the students.
The Student Services Department oversees the Elementary, Middle and High School Guidance Counselors, Intervention Specialists, Attendance Counselors and School Nurses.