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Hernando County school calendar

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.

Bus routes

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.

Helpful numbers

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

Hernando County school calendar 08/02/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 5, 2008 7:54pm]
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