Back to School Info

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Meet the Teacher/Orientation Info
The graphic below provides important dates before the first day of school. Please put these on your calendar, and plan to attend.

****Important additional details for CHS/CMS parents and students are below****

*CHS Sophomore-Senior Registration times are "come and go". Please note that freshman will need to be at the school during the entire 7:45-11:00 timeframe.
*During CHS registration/orientation, students/parents will update student info, pay class fees ($10), sports fees and receive their class schedule. For those students who will be driving to school this year, they will need to provide a driver's license, proof of insurance and a $5 parking fee.
*During CMS registration on August 7th, students and parents will receive bussing information, update demographic info, turn in all necessary health forms, pay participation fee ($20), order PE uniform, and receive class schedule and locker information.
*During CMS Meet the Teacher/Orientation on August 14th, students and families can attend an orientation in their Cardinal Time classes. The remainder of the evening (6:30-8:00) will be "come and go".

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School Supply Lists
School supply lists can be found here.

Website Tutorial
Our district website is a great place to visit when you are seeking a variety of information.  View the video tutorial below to learn more.

Need to Enroll a New Cardinal?
Do you have a child who will be new to the district this year and they haven't enrolled yet?

Beginning on August 1st, all school offices will reopen for business. To enroll a new student, you will need immunization records, birth certificate and proof of residency (the link below provides more helpful information regarding enrollment).

****For those needing to enroll a CHS student, please make note of the dates and times below for new student registration.****
*August 5th 8:00-3:00
*August 9th 8:00-2:00 (by appointment only)

District App
For parents, students and community members, the Clinton School District App is designed to offer one place where you can access the most needed information in a mobile, on-the-go format. You can download the district app through the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Search for "Clinton School District".

The app provides calendar events, current news from your child's school and the district, access to school websites, sports/activities information, district notifications (including snow days), a staff directory with immediate connection to phone and email, access to PowerSchool for grades, attendance and meal balances, breakfast/lunch menus, ability to make online payments, AND MORE!

Some things to note:
*When downloading the app, select "Allow" to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.

*When adding the app to your phone, make sure you go through the "Start setup" procedures. Completing this step allows you to customize the app to receive information from the school(s) that your child(ren) attend.

*Whenever you open the app and receive the "New Content" prompt, be sure and choose "yes". This will ensure that you are always viewing the most up-to-date info.

District Calendar
Becoming familiar with the school calendar will be beneficial as you schedule family vacations, dentist and doctor appointments so as to minimize your child's time away from school.

You can find a printable version of this year's district calendar here

Connect with us on Social Media:

The district uses a variety of methods to communicate with parents, one of which are our social media outlets.

Everyday during the school year we share pictures and videos from inside our classrooms, so you never know when your child might show up on our page! Our social media outlets are also a great way to stay informed about upcoming events, announcements and those winter snow days!

Make sure you like us on Facebook (Clinton Schools). To ensure that you don't miss any of our posts, you will also need to choose "see first" under the "Following" tab.

You will also find us on Twitter at @ClintonMoCards.

You can find our social media directory, which lists classroom accounts and our social media guidelines here.

Breakfast and Lunch Information:
You can access breakfast and lunch menus on the district website under the "For Parents" tab or using the "menu" quick link under the scrolling pictures on the home page. These menus can also easily be accessed through the new district mobile app.

Below are the breakfast and lunch prices for each building. There are two options for paying for school meals. Parents can send/bring money to the school or can use our online payment system, RevTrak, to make payments. RevTrak can be accessed under the "For Parents" tab or using the "online payment" quick link.

Free/reduced meal applications are available at all school offices and on the website under the "For Parents" tab. You can check out the eligibility guidelines as well, to see if your family would qualify.

Breakfast Prices:
Reduced breakfast at all buildings-$.30

Lunch Prices:
Reduced lunch at all buildings-$.40

Immunization Requirements:
Do you have a child entering kindergarten, 8th grade or 12th grade? Students in these grades have certain immunization requirements. You can view these requirements here:

If your child is still in need of immunizations, please contact your child’s physician or the Henry County Health Center (885-8193) to schedule immunizations before school starts on August 19th.

If you have any questions you can contact the district nurse, Julie Balke at 885-2247.

School Start/End Times:
Do you know what time your child starts school? What about dismissal time?

Please refer to the table below to see start times, dismissal times as well as what time doors open to students at each building.

school start/end times

District Text Messaging System:
It is always our goal to have the most up-to-date contact information for our families. One of the ways we will reach out to parents regarding important events, school closings, and safety alerts is via our text messaging service through School Messenger. 

If you received text messages from our district last year AND your cell phone number has not changed, there is nothing further you need to do.

If you did not receive text messages from the district last year OR your cell number has changed, there are TWO very important steps you need to take.

1). Provide your child's school with the cell number where you wish to receive text messages.

2). After updating your cell phone number with the school office, follow the simple steps found here. You MUST opt-in to receive text messages from the district.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures:
We know that drop-off and pick-up expectations can be confusing, especially if this will be your child's first year in a new building.

The maps at the links below were created to help alleviate any confusion and to ensure the safety of our Cardinals. We ask that parents refer to the maps to learn about entrances and exits at each building, where "bus only" lanes are located, and to let us know if you have any questions.

Henry Elementary Map
Clinton Intermediate School Map
Clinton Middle School Map
Clinton High School Map

Some things to note:
Henry Elementary School car riders MUST be picked up in the car rider line notated on the link above. To keep all of our students safe, we ask that parents do NOT park in the church parking lot or the school's north parking lot to pick-up students. For a student to be picked up in a vehicle, parents must enter through the car rider line shown below.

Clinton Middle School procedures were implemented last school year, make sure you refresh yourself with the maps below. To reduce wait time and traffic congestion on Clinton Street during morning drop-off, please pull forward to the end of the circle drive so that six vehicles can unload at one time.

We appreciate your help in keeping our students safe during arrival and dismissal times. If you should have any questions, please contact your child's school office.

After School Care Program (Latchkey):
Enrollment is now open for Henry Elementary and Clinton Intermediate School's After School Care Program.

Enrollment forms and parent handbook can be found at this link. Please return enrollment forms to your child's school office ASAP, as limited spots are available.

Bus Routes:
Bus routes are posted, and can be found here:

Please be aware that a NEW transportation information sheet must be completed for any student who will be riding the bus this school year. This can be completed at each school's Meet the Teacher/Orientation event. You can also visit the transportation department at 1401 N. Washington to complete a card. 

All transportation-related questions can be answered by calling our transportation department at 885-2644.


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