New student registration is set for Thursday in Juneau

    New students will register on Thursday. (KINY file photo)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Thursday is new student registration day at neighborhood schools. High school orientation is taking place at JDHS this week and TMHS next week.

    Elementary, middle and alternative high school students new to the district, kindergarten age, and home/private school students can register at neighborhood school offices on Thursday, August 8. Parents should bring previous school records, immunization forms and birth certificate to your new school when you register.

    Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. Families should register at elementary schools on August 8. Remember to bring records of your child’s immunization records and birth certificate, and be sure to meet the school office staff.

    The first day of school for kindergarten is Thursday, Aug. 22.

    High school students new to the district can choose which high school they wish to attend. Both Juneau-Douglas High School and Thunder Mountain High School have comprehensive academics, competitive sports, activities and bus service.

    Yaakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School in Marie Drake provides small classes on a quarterly basis and personalized learning for youth. Each student has an adult advocate who helps students customize a schedule. Students are eligible to participate in sports and activities at JDHS or TMHS. For more information or to get an application call 523-1800.

    High School Students should plan to attend orientation at their school. School and ID pictures will be taken, lockers issued and course schedules distributed. Schedules are based on student last name.

    Juneau-Douglas High School: Kale - Call JDHS 523-1625 for more info.
    JDHS Orientation for all Students

    Tuesday, August 6:               9-11 am & 12-2 pm Last Name A-G
    Wednesday, August 7:          9-11 am & 12-2 pm Last Name H-O
    Thursday, August 8:              9-11 am & 12-2 pm Last Name P-Z
    Freshman First Day - Tuesday, August 13:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Open House – Wednesday, August 28:  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Thunder Mountain High School - Call TMHS 780-1905 for more info.
    TMHS Orientation for all Students

    Tuesday, August 13:                8:00 am - 10:30 am    (D - H)
                                                    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm     (M - P)
    Wednesday, August 14:          8:00 am - 10:30 am      (I - L)
                                                    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm    (Q - S)
    Thursday, August 15:              8:00 am - 10:30 am      (A - C)
                                                    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm    (T - Z)
    Freshman First - Monday, August 12, 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm in the gym
    Open House - Thursday, August 22:  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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