Hernando Schools 2008-09 Calendar
Aug. 11-15: Preschool
Aug. 18: First day for students
Sept. 1: Labor Day
Oct. 16: End of first grading period
Oct. 17: Professional day
Nov. 11: Veterans Day
Nov. 26-28: Thanksgiving break
Dec. 19: End of second grading period
Dec. 22-Jan. 2: Winter break
Jan. 5: Professional day
Jan. 19: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Feb. 6: Professional day
Feb. 11-13: FCAT writing
Feb. 16: Presidents' Day
March 10-23: FCAT
March 26: End of third grading period
March 27: Professional day
April 6-13: Spring break
May 25: Memorial Day
June 3: Last day for students
What you'll need to register
Parents of students entering the Hernando County public school system for the first time can register their children at the schools they will attend. To find out which school your child should attend, call 797-7003. To register, students need the following items:
• A birth certificate for prekindergarten, kindergarten and first-grade students new to Florida who did not attend a kindergarten program in another state. A hospital record is not acceptable.
• Proof that a physical examination has been performed within the past 12 months. The Hernando County Health Department performs physicals at its Brooksville and Spring Hill locations. Call (352) 540-6800.
• Proof of residency, which can be a copy of your most recent utility bill.
• All students, including transfers, must have a complete, up-to-date certificate of immunization prior to enrollment.
School bus routes and pickup times should be available online at the School Board Web after Aug. 4. Transportation officials are still updating the information. The Web site is www.hcsb.k12.fl.us/transportation/index.htm. Parents who have questions or lack computer access can call their children's schools or the district transportation office at (352) 797-7003.
Adult Literacy: (352) 797-7018
Star Education Center: (352) 797-7013
Education Resource Center: (352) 797-7016
Exceptional Student Education: (352) 797-7022
Food Services: (352) 797-7028
General Information: (352) 797-7000
Head Start: (352) 754-2464
Hernando County Education Foundation: (352) 797-7029
Home Education: (352) 797-7008
Student Services: (352) 797-7008
Transportation: (352) 797-7003
Volunteers in Education: (352) 797-7017