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Parents are being encouraged to take part in registration drives under way in all Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Pacific systems for the 2004-05 school year, school officials said.

School registration continues for the next two months, according to the current edition of the DODDS-Pacific Newsletter available online at www.pac.odedodea.edu/publications/newsletters/ 2004/03-23-04.htm.

“Once the registration information is tabulated, it is submitted to district offices and provides essential information in making projections for next year’s enrollment and subsequent staffing,” the newsletter states.

“Districts and schools will be publicizing registration dates and activities in an effort to ensure 100 percent family participation.”

DODDS-Pacific schools require similar information for registration, said Yukari Kurisaki, Sasebo Elementary School registrar, from her office Tuesday. This registration information is needed for the children’s registration appointments.

At the appointment, children are scheduled to see a guidance counselor to help determine homeroom assignments.

A complete packet containing specific required forms should be returned quickly to the school to expedite enrollment, which takes up to three days upon the receipt of the packet, school officials said.

“Of course, we will allow students to register later,” Kurisaki said. “But we really want to encourage registration during the spring recess, or immediately afterward, because some people are traveling.”

What you need to register

Elementary School Students

• Sponsor’s orders• Family member entry approval or command sponsorship letter• Birth certificate or passport• Validated immunization records with the base medical facility• Student’s Social Security number• Prior school records

High School Students

New high school students require virtually the same documentation as elementary school students.

Returning DODDS Pacific students must bring:• Sponsor/pupil registration form with all updated data• Updated school health record• Department of Defense Education Activity student computer and Internet access agreement• Completed DODEA publicity permission form

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