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2011-2012 School registration dates and fees

June 30, 2011
Traer Star-Clipper

Registration to pay school fees for all grades will be held on Thursday, July 28 and Monday, August 1. School fees (except for required miscellaneous class fees) will be collected for the 2011-2012 school year at these times. The hours for registering on both days are noon-7:00 p.m. Registration will be held in the new Central Office.

Again this year electronic registration will be used. This will mean less writing of pertinent student information. Most of the information will already be on file in the computer. You will be asked to review it and necessary changes will be made at that time. An itemized print out will be your receipt. This makes for more accurate and efficient registering for all involved.

Elementary book fees will be $42. JH-HS book fees will be $63. Families that register their students on the Registration Days of Thursday, 7/28 and Monday 8/1, or by Pay School on the NT website, will receive a discount of $5 per student Therefore, the Elementary book fees on Registration Days only will be $37. And JH-HS book fees on Registration Days only will be $58. Everyone registering after August 1 will be charged the Elementary fee of $42 and the JH-HS fee of $63.

Additional fees may be charged to a student for items and materials that become the property of the student and are above and beyond the minimum requirements identified to complete the course. This is especially applicable in classes such as art and industrial tech where students may elect to do more than the minimum requirements for the class. These additional fees will not be paid at Registration. Students will be charged these costs as they occur during the school year.

There will be no registering before the set date, except by Pay School on the NT website. If you are unable to be here on the above-mentioned days, please come to the main office anytime afterwards to register. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Assignment books will be provided to all students in grades 4th, 5th, and 6th and handed out on the first day of school. Lost books can be replaced at a cost of $3.75

7th and 8th grade junior high students will be required to have a North Tama student planner. The school will provide and distribute the planners on the first day of school. Lost planners can be replaced at a cost of $5.00.

All high school students must have school fees paid before they pick up their class schedules. Students will not be officially enrolled in school until fees are paid.

2011-2012 Registration Fees

Kindergarten-Sixth Grade

Book Fees - $42.00 ($37.00 at registration)

Kindergarten Milk Fee - $64.00

Kindergarten Snack Fee - $16.00

6th Grade Band Fee - $11.00

Instrument Rental (gr. 5-12) - $47.00

Percussion rental (gr. 5-12) - $26.00

Optional Items:

Memory Books - $7.00

Student Activity Tickets-$47.00 ($42 at Registration)

K - 3rd graders admitted free when with parent and showing free athletic ticket.

Junior High Fees

Book Fees - $63.00 ($58.00 at registration)

Junior High Band Fee - $11.00

Instrument rental - $47.00

Percussion rental - $26.00

Memory Book - $7.00

Student Activity Ticket-$47.00 ($42 at Registration)

Clutier Shuttle Fee per season - $37.00

High School Fees

Band Uniform Rental - $26.00

Vocal Music Robe Rental - $11.00

Color guard - $16.00

Uniform & Robe Rental (both) - $37.00

Band & Color guard - $26.00

Vocal & Color guard - $27.00

Band Instrument Rental - $47.00

Driver's Education - $275 (starts summer 2011)

Student Activity Ticket - $47.00 ($42 at Registration)

Yearbook - $52.00 ($47 at Registration)

Clutier Shuttle Fee per season - $37.00


Breakfast - $1.05 (reduced price $0.30 set by state)

Lunch - $1.75(K-6) / $1.85 (7-12) (reduced price $0.40 set by state)

Adult Breakfast - $1.50

Adult Lunch - $2.35

Extra Milk - $0.37

Replacement Lunch Card (laminated) $3.50

Electronic Payment Fee

Registration fees and lunch money for the 2011-2012 school year may be made any time after July 1, by going to the North Tama web site and clicking on Pay Schools. You may use the $5.00 discount paying $37 for elementary fees and $58 for JH/HS registration fees between July 1 and August 1.

Your will still need to stop by on Registration Days (7/28 or 8/1) to pick up your school packets. A PAY SCHOOL table with your envelope will be set up for your convenience. No waiting in line. Envelopes will contain all handouts, forms, class lists, and class schedules. If you are unable to come during registration days, please stop by the office anytime after August 1.

North Tama Web Page

The following articles can be found on the NT Web Page: K-3 supply list, 4-6 supply lists, and JH supply lists, Bus Routes and Bus Policies, Snow Cap and Weather related early dismissals, Pay School, Graduation Requirements, High School Academic Eligibility, High School Good Conduct Policy, Open Enrollment Deadlines, as well as other policies and notices. Our web address is:

Athletic Physicals

All athletes grades 7-12 are reminded that they need a new physical to be involved in athletics during the 2011-2012 school year. This physical must be completed and on file with the school on or before the first day of practice.

All clinics require a scheduled appointment. When making your appointment, you need to check if your insurance will be filed or if payment is requested at the time of the visit. Call the clinic of your choice for dates and times that are available.

Physical forms are available in the Central Office. The athlete is responsible for picking it up and taking it to the physical appointment.

Homeless Children and Youth

A homeless child is defined as a child or youth between the ages of 5 and 21 who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence and includes a child or youth who is living on the street, in a car, tent, or abandoned building or some other form of shelter not designed as a permanent home; who is living in a community shelter facility; or who is living with non-nuclear family members or with friends, who may or may not have legal guardianship over the child or youth or school age.


Enrollment Age

Iowa Code section 282.3 very explicitly states, "No child shall be admitted to school work for the year immediately preceding the first grade unless the child is five years of age on or before the fifteenth of September of the current school year."

The Iowa Attorney General has examined this law and has stated in a formal Opinion that "there is no discretion in district boards to admit children who have not attained the specified age." Put another way, it is illegal for a district to enroll a child whose 5th birthday falls after September 15.

After it is legal for the school district to enroll the child, the child must initially be enrolled as a Kindergarten student, but a district may assess the child and make a determination that the child should be placed in a different grade level.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The North Tama County Comm. School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability in its educational programs, services, or employment practices. Students, parents of students, applicants for employment and employees of the North Tama County Community School District, shall have the right to file a formal complaint alleging non-compliance with equity regulations. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to the Elementary Principal, 605 Walnut St., Traer, IA 50613. Telephone (319)478-2265.

Pets Prohibited at IHSAA/IGHSAU Sanctioned Events

Except as otherwise stated herein, no pets are permitted at events sanctioned by the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. Any person found with a pet will be asked to remove the pet from the premises. Failure to comply will result in the person being asked to leave the premises. However, this policy shall comply with the provisions of Iowa Code 216c. As such, a person with a disability or a person training an assistive animal has the right to be accompanied by a service dog or an assistive animal, under control. The person is liable for damage done to any premises or facility by a service dog or assistive animal.

North Tama County Community School District is taking a "No Pets" stance on all of its activities and/or grounds where activities take place. We believe pets and specifically pet waste that accompanies them shouldn't be allowed on any and all of these outdoor fields and surfaces. This means No Pets are to be allowed in these areas at any time whether or not people are using the facility. This also includes pets that are not leaving waste behind. With continued support of this policy we can help keep our facilities in good condition.

Senior Citizens Activity Tickets

Senior Citizen Activity Tickets can again be purchased by NT fans age 62 and older at a reduced rate to North Tama functions including athletics, music and drama. The tickets will be available to senior citizens living in the North Tama School District and may be purchased at the Central Office after the start of school. The cost will be $40.00.

Tobacco Free

Buildings and Grounds

The North Tama County Community School District Board of Education has implemented the following Board Policy #905.1 which prohibits smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco products.

Smoking or the use of smokeless tobacco products will not be permitted in District vehicles, in District buildings, or on District grounds at any time. This applies to school-sponsored and also non school-sponsored activities. This will apply to Dennis Field (Playground and Football Field area) when classes are in session and when school activities are held at Dennis Field.

It shall be the responsibility of all District personnel to abide by this policy and to enforce the policy. If, after being asked to abide by this policy, a visitor fails to comply, the visitor will be asked to leave District property. District personnel failing to abide by the policy shall be subject to disciplinary actions. Groups using school property who violate this policy may be refused future use of school property.

This policy was implemented at the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year. It will apply to both inside and outside activities. Announcements will be made at events to remind people of the policy. The North Tama County Community School District appreciates your cooperation in making our grounds, buildings and vehicles tobacco free.

Seventh Grade


Seventh grade students will have an Orientation scheduled for Wednesday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Ninth Grade

Ninth grade students will have an Orientation scheduled for Thursday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m.



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