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School registration to begin Aug. 16

By E. CLARK
Martinez Tribune

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The dog days of summer will soon be over, and that means one thing for area children – it’s time to go back to school.

Walk-through registration at Alhambra High School (AHS) will take place from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the 150 E St. campus. Students will have the opportunity to order yearbooks, purchase spirit wear, obtain their school ID and schedules, have their pictures taken and explore the various clubs and activities that will be available throughout the school year. School portraits can be pre-ordered at www.alhambrahigh.org. Freshmen orientation at AHS is scheduled from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17.

A Bullpup walk-through for Martinez Junior High School (MJHS) students will take place over a two-day period Aug. 17-18, from 1-6 p.m. at the 1600 Court St. campus. All 6th and 7th grade students with last names A-L should walk through on the 17th, and all 7th and 8th grade students with last names M-Z should walk through Aug. 18. The first hour of walk-through is the busiest, according to the school website, with wait times decreasing around 2 p.m. Incoming 7th graders are also reminded of the Tdap vaccination requirement prior to enrollment. The booster shot helps protect against the spread of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. A Tdap shot given at 7 years or older satisfies the state requirement. Proof of Tdap vaccination should be submitted to the MJHS Student Services Office as soon as possible. Records may also be emailed to shotrecords@martinez.k12.ca.us, or faxed to (925) 335-5829.

Returning students at Vicente Martinez High School and Briones School will receive registration information via the U.S. Post, as well as electronically the week of Aug. 8.

Information will also be posted on the respective schools’ websites (see www.martinezusd.net). New students and their families must contact the counselor at AHS for a referral to Vicente/Briones. After referrals are received, each family will meet with Principal Lori O’Connor for orientation, an intake interview and to create an individualized academic plan for each student.

Registration for elementary school students in the Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) should consult the district website at www.martinezusd.net for registration information. Not all information has been posted as of Tribune deadline.

The first day of school for all students in MUSD is Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Students attending Hidden Valley Elementary School in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) are asked to register before attending an “All In One Day” event at the school from 9-11:30 a.m. and again from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. The event will be held in the multi-use room at the 500 Glacier Drive campus, where students will find out their teacher’s name and room assignment, receive teacher supply request lists, sign up for after-school programs, have the opportunity to purchase spirit wear and lunch cards, and learn about Parent Faculty Club.

College Park High School will hold their walk-throughs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 15-16. A third walk through will be made available from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday for students who cannot attend the day-time walk-throughs.

All schools within MDUSD will hold their first day of class Monday, Aug. 22. More information about that District can be found on their website at www.mdusd.org.

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