With the start of school about 24 hours away, all appointments to register new students are booked until after classes begin.
The Hill Center Registration Center has been registering new students for the 2016-17 school year since late January before classes begin on August 4.
“Those that waited until now to register a new student may attempt a walk-in registration,” Forsyth County Schools officials said. “However, we cannot guarantee there will be time available and we will cut off walk-ins once we have reached our capacity.
“Please note that if you are able to be a walk-in, you will need to wait until all present appointments and wait list families have been seen, which could be several hours.”
As of July 29, the Hill Center has registered about 5,000 new students for this coming school year and have been enrolling more than 100 students a day.
“To handle our summer registration increase, we also have additional staff and extended hours,” the district website stated. “Please be patient as we work through our busiest time of the year.”
The district’s overall growth, with graduation and withdrawals and moves, is projected to increase by about 2,000 students.
Enrollment is expected to break 46,000 students this school year, officials have said.
Following are a few notes about registering new students:
• During the first five days of school —Thursday-Wednesday — it is common for middle and high school student schedules to be adjusted, causing students to move from one class to another. As such, teachers and schools recognize that new students will be entering classrooms the first few days of the year
• Students will not be marked absent until he/she starts school as registered students. If they miss the first day or two due to registration delays, they will not be counted absent
• Parents must have all documents in order to complete registration for a child. Health documents (immunizations and screenings) are the most common items missing. Contact a Georgia doctor or the local health department to arrange for those to be completed
To make an appointment to register a student on a date after August 4, visit fcsapps.forsyth.k12.ga.us/Online/Appts.