Lawton_No more sleeping in, or staying up late for students! School is starting soon and Lawton Public Schools (LPS) enrollment is underway. Officials say that enrollment seems to be off to a sluggish start, but there will probably be a surge of students and parents enrolling on the first day of school on August 15. LPS says the earlier parents can get their kids enrolled, the better. Going back to school can be an exciting time for parents and students, but it can also be very stressful. The more prepared families are, however, the less hectic enrolling is for students and parents.
Carriage Hills Elementary Principal Larry Stormer says early enrollment can help students prepare ahead of time for class, therefore making focus easier. "When they come to school, they're ready and excited the very first day of school," he says.
Tracey Eddins enrolled her daughter Kaya on Wednesday at MacArthur Middle School, and said early enrollment is a priority for her and her daughter. "So that we know what's going on - what to expect," she said. "They have a lot of information out of what's available, and it's important that the parents know that. It's important for her to be here so that we're both on the same sheet of music."
Cynthia Volk also enrolled her son on Wednesday and said that there is no reason to wait until the last minute to enroll students. "They've got it categorized, you just kind of go through the line and get all the paper work you need, and give them what they need," she said. "It's a lot simpler than it has been in past years."
Teachers say that the first day of school is nerve-wracking enough, but by showing them around their school before classes begin, they'll have enough time to orient themselves. "Sometimes it's confusing cause you'll, like, go to your locker, and you'll forget your combination on the first day," said 7th grader Haydyn Williams. "Sometimes it's hard."
If your kids are getting back to school late after summer vacation, don't worry. LPS also will enroll your kids on their first day of school.
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