Schools of choice open houses planned

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school district will host informational forums and open houses to inform parents about the schools of choice registration process.

Registration is open from Jan. 2 through March 31 next year. Children must be age 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2014, to register for kindergarten.

Forums will include opportunities for parents and guardians to meet and talk with individual school staff members.

Forums are scheduled for:

— 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Stratton Elementary, 902 N. Randolph St., C. Parking is available on the building's north side.

— 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Barkstall Elementary, 2201 Hallbeck Drive, C. Parking is located on the building's east side.

Elementary school tours are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 23; Tuesday, Feb. 11; and Thursday, Feb. 27. All elementaries will have tours from 9-9:30 a.m. and 1:15-1:45 p.m. those days.

Evening open houses and school tours are scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 18 at any elementary school. Families unable to attend a scheduled open house should visit the Family Information Center for assistance with the school assignment process. The center is located at 1103 N. Neil St., C.

Middle school open houses are scheduled from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 at Jefferson Middle School,1115 Crescent Dr., C; 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at Franklin Middle School, 817 N. Harris Ave., C; and 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at Edison Middle School, 306 W. Green St, C.

Sixth-grade registration is the week of April 7-11 for new students and those who attend Stratton and Booker T. Washington STEM Academy, whose students pick their middle schools. All other elementaries feed into to specific middle schools.

Transfer requests for elementary and middle schools (for students in first through eighth grades) can be submitted between May 1-30.

For more information, contact the Family Information Center at 351-3701.

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