The first day of attendance for Massac Unit 1 School District students will be Thursday, Aug. 11, with dismissal at 2 p.m.
All students must register for the 2022-23 school year.
Online registration for returning first- through 12th-graders is currently open and available at the district's website — unit1.massac.org.
In-person registration will be held Aug. 3-5.
Pre-K, kindergarten screening and registration
Pre-kindergarten eligible students are those who are 3 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2022, and not 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2022, and not eligible for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year.
Kindergarten eligible students are those who are 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2022. All kindergarteners are required to have a physical
Screening for pre-K and kindergarten eligible students will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Metropolis Elementary School. Pre-K and kindergarten students who were not screened in spring 2022 need to be screened. Screenings take approximately one hour per child. Parents need to bring a state-issued birth certificate, proof of residence, immunization records and school physical to the screening appointment. To establish a screening appointment, contact Kristin Rousseau at 618-524-9376, ext. 101.
The first day of pre-K student attendance is Monday, Aug. 15.
Returning student registration
All first- through 12th-graders who are returning to a Unit 1 school can complete their registration online, including all forms and student fees.
All sixth-grade and ninth-grade students are required to have a physical
Online registration instructions are posted on the district’s website at https://unit1.massac.org/registration-information.
New student registration
New students who will be attending kindergarten through 12th grade in the Unit 1 district must first prove residency at the Massac School Board Office (401 Metropolis St., Metropolis) prior to registering at their school building.
New students will also be required to bring a valid, state-issued birth certificate.
Physicals are required for all new students.
Blood lead screenings are required of children below the age of 6 if they have not been previously screened.
For more information about residency requirements or to establish an appointment to prove residency, contact Kim Farmer at 618-524-9376, ext. 100.
Parents of new and returning kindergarten through eighth-grade students who cannot register online should schedule a time to register their students during the following dates:
• Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Brookport, Franklin, Jefferson, Metropolis and Unity elementary schools and at Massac Junior High School from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
• Thursday, Aug. 4, at Brookport, Franklin, Jefferson, Metropolis, Unity and MJHS from 4-6 p.m.
The registration fee for kindergarten through eighth-graders is $17.
High school registration
Parents of new and returning ninth- through 12th-grade students are encouraged to register and pay the registration fee online.
Parents and/or students who register online should still attend their in-person registration date to receive their class schedule and meet with a school counselor. Massac County High School registration will be from 8:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m.:
• Wednesday, Aug. 3, for junior and seniors;
• Thursday, Aug. 4, for sophomores; and
• Friday, Aug. 5, for freshmen. Freshmen orientation will be Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m.
The registration fee for high schoolers is $17.
The annual parking pass for high school students is $15 and must be paid in-person to receive parking decal).
• Cafeteria account deposits should be made online at https://www.myschoolbucks.com or during the first day of school.
• Parents of Unit 1 students are encouraged to sign up for the free Remind Text messaging service for emergency and non-emergency school communication at unit1.massac.org/text-alerts.
• School bus service will begin Thursday, Aug. 11. For more information about the bus service, contact Robinson Transport at 855-527-6171.
Parents are encouraged to plan ahead for emergency situations.
It is not too early to begin thinking about putting emergency procedures in place for your child should there be an early dismissal of students, without advanced knowledge. These dismissals might occur as a result of bad weather, a loss of electricity or water, a bomb threat or excessive heat or cold within classrooms.
Sometimes, the emergency may involve only one school, but most of the time, it will be district wide.
Later in the winter, weather conditions pose problems that may create a need for an early dismissal. When time allows and where contact with parents can be made, the parents of kindergarteners are notified first. Please ensure the telephone number given on the first day is a reliable number and that numbers are updated with the school office as changes occur.
Students of all ages need to know what you wish them to do if school is dismissed unexpectedly. Please share this information with them regularly and consistently.
In addition to contacting local media outlets, Massac Unit 1 will use the emergency all-call system, Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/massacunit1), Twitter (https://twitter.com/massacunit1), Remind (https://unit1.massac.org/text-alerts) and the district website (https://unit1.massac.org) to notify parents when school will be closed or have early dismissal due to inclement weather.