Cambridge school registration to be Aug. 9 through Aug. 11

Sandy Hull
Cambridge school district's motto

    The first day of school attendance in the Cambridge School District is Tuesday, Aug. 17. 

    Regular grade school hours will be held, 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and 8:20 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. for junior high and high school students.

    Students (K-6) will register at the Cambridge High School because of ongoing projects at the Cambridge Elementary School and registration for students in grades seven through 12 will be held in the high school unit office.

    All teachers for the unit district will participate in a local institute Monday, Aug. 16.


    Registration will be held Monday, Aug. 9, through Wednesday, Aug. 11, at both locations.

    On Monday, registration will be held from noon to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All new students should register on Aug. 11.

    Parents of all students must provide the office with the child’s Social Security number.

    Students entering kindergarten, sixth and ninth grade are reminded that the State of Illinois requires they have physical exams. Verifications of immunizations must be given to the school at the time of registration.

    Dental exams are now required for students in kindergarten, second and sixth grade. They must be turned in by May 15, 2011.

    All physicals and immunizations should be completed and turned in prior to the start of the school year.    

    New students to Cambridge schools, regardless of grade, must have evidence of a physical exam.

    A student handbook will be given to each student at registration. The handbook informs what is offered at the school they are attending, as well as the rules that guide the school.

Book rental    

    Book rental fees for students in kindergarten through sixth grade are $40. The price includes textbooks and some of the paper used by the students. There will be a $3.50 charge for an assignment book for students in first through sixth grade. There also is an additional $2 charge for an art sketch pad for students in fourth through sixth grade. Some grades will also be using take-home folders which can be purchased for $1. Third grade will be using a binder to be purchased for $1.50 and all grades will need to purchase headphones for $2. Book rental fees for seventh-and eighth-grade students are $40 plus a $3 locker fee, $2 health care fee and $2 for a student planner. Fees for high school students are $40 plus a $2 health care fee and a $3 locker fee. A student planner will be available to high school students for $2.

    There will be a $25 per semester class ILLINOIS VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL fee or a $50 per full year class ILLINOIS VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL fee if the high school student is scheduled in an ILLINOIS VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL class.

    For students taking Black Hawk College classes, the fee will be payable to the college after the high school student is enrolled in the course. There will also be a Black Hawk College book fee to pay to the college. Amounts will be given to the student after they are enrolled in the class on the first day. All  payments will be made to Black Hawk College.

    Physical education uniforms may be purchased.


    Excess insurance is provided by the school district through Markel Insurance Company for students in prekindergarten through 12th grade. A student is covered against medical expenses for accidents not covered by the family’s primary plan that occur while attending regular school sessions. This coverage includes travel time for a child directly to and from his/her residence to attend regular school sessions. If a child travels to school on a district bus, the coverage extends to the travel time of the bus. This protection is provided by the school district at no cost to parents.

    Football insurance is mandatory for students in grades seven through 12 who participiate in football.

Food prices

    Lunch prices will be $1.75 for kindergarten through sixth grade, $2 for a regular meal for grades seven through twelve and $2.40 for adults. Breakfast prices will be $1.25 for students in kindergarten through sixth grade, $1.50 for students in seventh through 12thgrade and $1.75 for adults.

Season athletic passes

    No season athletic passes will be sold during registration this year because of the athletic co-op. There is a Lincoln Trail Conference Senior Citizen pass for individuals 62 and older. This is a lifetime pass for all LTC activities.

School bus

    All rural students will receive a letter informing them of their approximate school bus pick-up time at registration. Persons new to the district should phone the unit office for bus routes and times. On the first day of school, all bus students should be at the pick-up points a few minutes ahead of time. Students who live in town and attend grades seven through 12 are not eligible to ride the bus to school.

Phone directory

    The Cambridge Parents’ Club is publishing a district wide phone directory for the 2010-11 school year. It will include students’ names, parents’ names and phone numbers for students in prekindergarten through high school, listed according to homerooms. The back of the directory will include the parents’ names, address, home phone number and a list of the children in each family. Parents will have the opportunity at registration to fill out a consent form. This form will provide the club with the correct information and/or the only information that the family wishes to be published. If someone does not sign a consent form, their child’s information will not be included in the phone directory.

High school yearbook

    A high school yearbook will cost $60 this year. There is a $6 fee if someone would like their name printed on the front cover of the book. The cost of the book goes up to $70 after Dec. 3.