Device Rollout, book fee days are next week here

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The Switzerland County School Corporation has announced Device Rollout dates and times for students to receive their electronic devices for the 2017-2018 school year.

The rollout will be held on the following dates at Switzerland County High School for all students, regardless of which school they will attend:

– Tuesday, August 1st: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

– Wednesday, August 2nd: noon to 8 p.m.

– Thursday, August 3rd: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

– Friday, August 4th: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kindergarten through third grades will not have a device to pick up during rollout, but will be issued a device at the beginning of the school year that will be kept in the classroom. Textbook fees for these grades will still need to be paid on one of the dates mentioned above.

School officials note that all fees, current and outstanding, must be paid prior to picking up devices for this year. The textbook/outstanding fees are expected to be paid at the time of pick up. Any parent who feels that they are eligible for Free and Reduced Assistance, there will be an application available to be filled out that day.

Those wanting to apply for Free and Reduced Assistance should bring verification of income or SNAP or TANF eligibility.

The school corporation does accept credit cards; as well as checks and cash.

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Staff will be available to assist with tech and textbook fees; setting up lunch accounts; updating health records; and picking up devices. Parents can also get assistance completing the necessary online forms however, ​prior to arriving, parents are encouraged to complete the online forms at home through their Skyward account​. This will greatly reduce the amount of time needed at distribution. If you need assistance accessing your account, please contact your child’s school: Switzerland County Elementary School: (812) 534-3128; Jefferson-Craig Elementary School: (812) 427-2170; Switzerland County Middle School: (812) 427-3809; or Switzerland County High School: (812) 427-2626.

All forms must be complete before devices can be picked up.

Parents will be responsible for paying 20-percent of their textbook fees this year. The Switzerland County School Endowment Corporation will continue to pay a percentage of textbook fees that will be reduced by 20-percent each year until 2021.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions. For more information, contact the administration office at (812) 427-2626.