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Registration coming up for Twin Falls School District

Posted at 3:35 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 17:35:58-04

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Registration is coming up for the Twin Falls School District!

Differently than in years past, the process will be split up over four days.

"The registrations are divided up by alphabet and it's done that way to limit the number of people that are in the building at any one time," explained Dr. Brady Dickinson, Superintendent of the district.

Also, new this year, the district is asking folks to wear masks and practice social distancing as a safety precaution.

"We're also asking that they limit the number of people that they bring with them to just a parent and the child they're registering," Dickinson said.

School supply lists will remain the same this year, but because of state regulations, you won't see items like hand sanitizer and kleenex on those lists. The District says there will be plenty of hand sanitizer to go around.

"We encourage students to have them for their own personal use but you're not going to see that as a required supply for the classroom," Dickinson said.

A big question for parents is how many supplies they need to buy--especially with the possibility of distance learning. The District says it's ok to buy what you can for now, and supplement supplies through the year as things run out.

The district doesn't yet know what color level they'll begin the school year in, but hope to make that announcement on August 10.

"That would at least let parents know whether we're going to be partially online, fully online, or fully back into the building," Dickinson said.

For those who can't afford to buy school supplies, the district has resources available.

"We have counselors at every school level," explained Dickinson. "If parents make contact with the schools we'll do our best to get the kids the supplies they need."

The first day of school is August 19th.