Tuesday, August 29, 2000

City schools welcome 42,000 pupils today

By Andrea Tortora
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Carson Elementary Principal Clare Kubiak (left) greets Max Gumm, 8, at open house Tuesday, while his sister Anna, 9, and mother Angela Whitaker look on.
(Michael E. Keating photo)
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        More than 42,000 students were expected today for their first day of classes at Cincinnati's 75 public schools.

        The district expects close to 90 percent attendance, thanks to a “ready to learn” campaign that used yard signs and a big yellow bus to spread the word that today is the first day of school.

        But it will take several days for parents and students to straighten out the logistics of where and when to go and how to get there.

        Here's what parents can do:

        • For busing questions, call the transportation line at 487-4300.

        • For questions on which school your child should attend, call the Factline at 475-7099, or check the Web site at www.cpsboe.k12.oh.us and click on the “schools” icon.

        • To register your child, go to the school in your neighborhood. New residents must bring proof of address, the child's immunization record, birth certificate, Social Security card and last report card.

        Students already living in the district should bring proof of address and their last report card.

        • To find out what time classes start at your school, call the school or go to the district Web site at www.cpsboe.k12.oh.us and click on the “schools” icon.


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