“The Meriwether County School System, in its enrollment procedures, requirements and process does not and will not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, or immigration status.” Documents you should have when enrolling students:
Age Verification –The school system requires evidence of the student’s date of birth and accepts as evidence a birth certificate or an alternate document from the prioritized list in the state enrollment rule.
Immunization Certificate – The school system requires proof of immunization as required by O.C.G.A. § 20-2-771, which includes an exemption for religious grounds and provisions for a temporary waiver.
Social Security Number – The school system complies with the provisions of O.C.G.A. § 20-2-150, which requires a person enrolling the student to provide a copy of the student’s social security number or to sign a form (available at each school) stating that the person does not wish to provide the social security number.
Documentation for Homeless Students – Homeless students, as defined by the McKinney-Vento Act, shall be enrolled immediately with full participation in school activities, regardless of whether required documentation can be provided at the time of enrollment. The designated employee responsible for care of homeless students shall assist the person enrolling the homeless student or the unaccompanied youth in acquiring the necessary documents for enrollment in accordance with the requirements of the state enrollment rule and the Act.
Residency – W-2 or W-4 form OR a Property Tax Assessment Form from Meriwether County OR a lease OR mortgage form OR a driver’s license OR voter registration for proof of residence.
The Meriwether County School System will not deny enrollment for any student registering at any of our schools due to lack of evidence of residency, age, immunization. The student will be enrolled on a provisional basis and their parent/guardian will have 30 calendar days to produce the needed documents.
Parents and schools need to work together as partners for the betterment of our students. Parents play an important role in providing support and building the confidence of their children. Parents should check some of the tips and activities they can use to develop their children’s confidence and improve their school experience. In Meriwether County School System Schools, there are several websites that students access frequently as a supplement to classroom lessons. Edmodo is a site that allows on-line interactive access between our students and teachers. It is a facebook-like site where students can actually take tests, view assignments, and submit assignments. Parents can be given a parent code to access this site and will be able to view what their students are doing in the classes that use Edmodo. A parent account will need to be created – but it’s FREE!! Khan Academy is a terrific study site that can assist students in all grades and all subject areas with day-to-day assignments as well as a testing supplement website. This site adds new material frequently. Many additional sites are available on the Meriwether County technology site.