Enrollment

BUSINESS DAY/ORIENTATION DAY
 A business day/orientation day is set the week before school opens for parents to enroll their children in school.  The date will be publicized each year by the local media.  Enrollment will be handled by the classroom teachers except for transfers from other schools or late enrollments, which will be handled by the school secretary.

TRANSFERRING TO FERRUM
Parents transferring a child from another school will be asked to sign a release allowing the child’s records to be sent from the previous school.  Students transferring from other schools are subject to the same medical and birth certification requirements as if they were new enrollees in the school system.  (See below under Kindergarten Enrollment).
All third graders new to Franklin County are required to take and pass the second grade-reading test before being placed in third grade.

KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT
   Children must have:
v Social security number
v Birth Certificate
v Certificate of immunization
v Recent medical exam by a physician
v Health information form
v Personal Data Sheet

The medical forms and an application form for a certified copy of birth record are available at the school in advance of enrollment.

HEALTH SCREENINGS
    Speech, vision, and hearing tests are given when the student enters school for the first time and according to state guidelines.  Scoliosis screening is done when the student is in fifth grade.