At Owen County Schools, we believe engaging guardians, students, and staff forms the foundation for success in our school community. In order to engage the school community, we must maintain current contact information for students and their guardians. We are excited to announce the addition of a new online registration process to our district beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.
New Families Existing Families
Please click on the video link below to learn more about online registration for parents.
The online registration process will walk you through a series of steps to enter or confirm information about your student(s), parents or guardians, and emergency contacts. Before you begin, please gather the following:
Household information -- address and phone numbers
Parent information -- work and cell phone numbers, email addresses
Student information -- demographic and health/medication information
Emergency Contact - addresses and phone numbers.
Number of the bus your student will be riding. Call 502-484-5175 if unsure of the bus number.
No Pass/No Drive - KRS 159.051 applies to every public and private school district across Kentucky and results in the denial or revocation of a student driver's license for any of the following:
academic deficiency which is defined as a student who does not have passing grades in at least four of six courses or the equivalent in the preceding semester
nine or more unexcused absences in one semester
DEFINITION OF TRUANCY
Any child who has been absent from school without valid excuse for three (3) or more days, or tardy without valid excuse on three (3) or more days, is a truant. Any child who has been reported as a truant three (3) or more times is a habitual truant. Being absent for less than half of a school day shall be regarded as being tardy. A local board of education may adopt reasonable policies that require students to comply with compulsory attendance laws, that require truants and habitual truants to make up unexcused absences, and that impose sanctions for noncompliance.
Chronic absenteeism keeps students from succeeding and often causes even bright, capable students to drop out of school. This process starts early in a student's educational career and builds momentum. Students start to fall behind, feel defeated, and finally just stop going to school.
The Key Is Not To
Let This Process Start!
Parents/Guardians must express high expectations relating to school success and attendance. It is important to foster positive attitudes about the importance of school. Good attendance must be enforced and reinforced.
First Signs of a Problem with Attendance:
- Excessive absences, excused and/or unexcused
- Resisting going to school, making excuses to stay home
- Poor grades/academic performance
- Being disruptive in school
- Associating with students who get into trouble
- Becoming increasingly defiant or disrespectful
- Cutting classes/skipping school
- Failing classes
- Expressing negative attitudes about school attendance
How Parents Can Help:
- Make going to school expected, not an "option"
- Praise and reward good attendance
- Talk about positive outcomes
- Remove avoidable excuses, such as no clean clothes, exaggeration of minor aches and pains, being late
- Set reasonable, age-appropriate bedtimes
- Purchase and use an alarm clock
- Help student organize morning routines
- Reinforce student getting up and getting ready independently
- Maintain frequent contact with the school
- Send a note clarifying legitimate absences
- Check student's report card for attendance
- Keep a calendar and record absences
- Establish severe consequences for cutting school
Homeschool Information (taken from the Kentucky Department of Education)
The Homeschool Information Packet And Best Practices Document was prepared as a joint effort by the Christian Home Educators of Kentucky and the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel. The purpose of the document is to assist homeschool parents and Kentucky school personnel.
For more information contact Donette Gaines at 502-484-4009.
Please note that students must turn five (5) on or before August 1st for admission to Kindergarten.
What documentation do I need to provide when registering my child for Kindergarten?
* Social Security Number ( This is optional but will be needed for KEES money)
* A legal birth certificate or other reliable proof* of age and identification
* A preventative health care examination (School Physical Form)
* An eye examination between ages 3-6 by an optometrist or ophthalmologist, documented on the Kentucky School Eye Exam Form
* A dental screening or examination by a dentist, dental hygienist, physician, registered nurse, advanced registered nurse practitioner or physician assistant, documented on the Kentucky Dental Screening Form
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