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KCSD registration days July 24-25; online registration now open

July 18, 2019

Families in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) should fill out their children’s school registration materials online now at www.kcsdschools.net/register and plan to attend Registration Day next week.

“Families can update and complete the necessary information we need for the new school year online at their convenience,” said KCSD Superintendent Shane Robbins. “Then when they come to Registration Day, they can complete any missing information, pay any fees due, get school supply lists and find out their children's classroom assignments."

Registration Day Registration Day will be held at all schools on Wednesday, July 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. for families of new and returning students.

For Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS) only, families of 9th graders should attend on Wednesday, July 24. Families of LEHS students in grades 10-12 should attend from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 25.

This year for the first time, KCSD held a spring Round-Up registration for full day 4K students districtwide. All eligible students have been contacted and should attend Registration Day. Families of 4K students who will be attending West Wateree Academy should register at that site (424 Wildwood Lane, Lugoff.)

All families will be required to provide a current (two months or less) utility bill (electric or water) that contains the student’s address at Registration Day.

Families of returning students—including families who completed their kindergarten students’ initial enrollment this spring—should have received a “Snapcode” via email to complete the online registration process. Families who did not receive a Snapcode should contact their students' schools for assistance.

LEHS Registration Day Families of students who are new to the school district should contact their students' schools to set up an appointment. For the initial enrollment appointment, families need to bring: a copy of the child's birth certificate, the child’s South Carolina Certificate of Immunization, a parent/guardian’s valid South Carolina driver’s license, a tax document with the current and correct address, a check stub with the current and correct address, either a mortgage or lease agreement or legally notarized documentation from the landlord and a current (two months or less) utility bill (electric or water) that contains the student’s address. A child’s registration will not be complete without this documentation.

Families can also complete applications for free and reduced priced meals online. An application for free/reduced meal benefits must be submitted each school year, and doing the paperwork online before school starts helps speed up the notification process. Families can apply online and check the status of their application at www.kcsdschools.net/meals.

Last month, the Kershaw County School Board voted to eliminate matriculation (also called incidental) student fees for the 2019-20 school year. Students will still pay athletic and parking fees as well as any outstanding debt still owed. The yearly parking fee is $60, which will be pro-rated on a quarterly basis. Middle school students pay $25 per sport for middle school sports. Middle and high school students playing high school sports pay $50 per sport. No student will pay for more than two sports in a single school year.

Other fees that were in place prior to the matriculation charges being implemented—such as fees for band or instructional equipment and supplies—will remain. All students will also pay an annual $5 technology fee except for high school students who previously paid a higher one-time device fee.

Families who are unable to attend Registration Day should contact their school’s office prior to Aug. 19, the first day of school for students.

Mary Anne Byrd
maryanne.byrd@kcsdschools.net
8034328416