Announcements

  • A Special Message for the Class of 2020

    Check out the “My Wish” video:

    https://www.smore.com/mhr1n

    TCS

     

     

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  • IN THE LOOP

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    https://www.smore.com/8udqm

    2020 Graduation Date Announced

    Turn Trussville Red for Seniors

    Reminder to Pick Up Caps and Gowns

    End of School Parade

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  • The Trussville City Board of Education will hold their monthly Board Meeting Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE).  The May meeting will be the annual meeting of the Board of Education and will include election of officers. 

    This meeting will be “Live Streamed” by the Trussville Tribune under the special allowances provided for by Governor’s Public Health Order for public meetings held during the COVID-19 health crisis. 

    The Trussville Tribune website is www.trussvilletribune.com .

     

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  • 2020-2021 School Registration

    Registration for the 2020-21 School Year for NEW Students, INCOMING kindergarten students and ALL 1st - 12th grade returning students will be open for online reigistration JUNE 15, 2020. 

    Kindergarten Registration

     

    Cahaba Elementary School Kindergarten Registration

    Magnolia Elementary School Kindergarten Registration

    Paine Elementary School Kindergarten Registration

     

    New Student Registration Information

    2020-2021 Registration Document

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  • APRIL 2020 MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

    The Trussville City Board of Education will hold their monthly Board Meeting Monday, April 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm.  This meeting will be “Live Streamed” by the Trussville Tribune with Board Members participating by Zoom under the special allowances provided for by Governor’s Public Health Order for public meetings held during the COVID-19 health crisis. 

    www.trussvilletribune.com

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  • NEW TIMES for Grab and Go Meals

    Effective Monday, April 20, the Grab and Go Meals will be distributed from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon.

    Please make note of the change in times.

    TCS

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  • NEW GRAB AND GO MEAL PROCEDURES - APRIL 15, 2020

    The Alabama Food Bank Association will require parents to provide documentation if they pick up meals without their students present.

    Here are the types of documentation that will be accepted if the child is not present:

    • Report Card
    • Pediatrician/Doctors office paperwork containing child's name
    • Birth Certificate or Passport
    • Daycare or school paperwork

    A picture of the child does not suffice as an official document

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  • The Trussville City Board of Education will hold their monthly Board Meeting Monday, April 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm.  This meeting will be “Live Streamed” by the Trussville Tribune under the special allowances provided for by Governor’s Public Health Order for public meetings held during the COVID-19 health crisis. 

    www.trussvilletribune.com

     

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  • Check out the latest edition of In the Loop

    https://www.smore.com/vqj63

     

    Items in this issue:

    • Grab and Go Meal Order Form
    • Governor Ivey's Ribbons of Hope Campaign
    • Alabama Governor's School Students from Hewitt-Trussville High School
    • Visual Arts Achievement Program State Winners from Hewitt-Trussville High School
    • Close Captioning Faculty/Staff

    Stay Weather Aware Sunday

    Happy Easter!

    TCS

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  • April 6, 2020

     

    Dear Students and Parents,

     

    Thank you for a great first day of Classroom to Cloud Learning!  We hope you had a successful day!  Your teachers and administrators worked very hard last week to ensure that the essential lessons will be taught in this 7 week program to finish the 2019-2020 school year. 

     

    As you work through your lessons each day, IF you should encounter a problem or have a question, we have three avenues for help.

     1) Online: At the bottom of each school page, you will find a Chat box The Chat Line is manned Monday-Friday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm each day.  Chat is live during these hours, and you may leave a voice message outside of these hours and someone will email or call you back.  

    2) Telephone: You may call your main school office phone number and Press 1 to leave a general message. After listening to your message, the appropriate administrator, teacher or technician, will call you back.

    3) With a specific question about a Classroom to Cloud assignment, you may email your child’s teacher or principal. 


    We are all standing by to help you! Thank you for your time and diligence to ensure students are prepared to cover the remaining standards for the 2019-20 school year. 

     

    Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need help.    

    Have a great rest of the week on your Classroom to Cloud learning.

     

    Stay safe and stay home,

    Dr. Pattie Neill

    Superintendent

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  • TRUSSVILLE CITY SCHOOLS

    PRESS RELEASE

    APRIL 4, 2020

     

    KICK-OFF CARAVAN CANCELLED

    On Friday afternoon, April, 3, 2020, Governor Kay Ivey issued a  Stay at Home Order for Alabama effective at 5:00 pm Saturday, April 5, 2020.  To comply with Governor Ivey’s order and to ensure the safety of all faculty, staff and students, Trussville City Schools will cancel the Kick-Off Caravan scheduled for Monday, April 6, 2020 at 8:30 am.

    Everyone at TCS looked forward to the Kick-Off Caravan.  As excited as we were to see our students again, we urge everyone to take the Stay at Home Order seriously, stay at home and away from crowds.  Together, we can flatten the curve and hopefully our normal way of life will return this summer. 

    While the Kick-Off Caravan is cancelled, we are excited to introduce the Classroom to Cloud learning platform that goes live at 9:30 am Monday morning!  Your teachers and administrators have worked so hard to provide meaningful online lessons for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

    Stay safe, well and at home.  We hope to see you all soon!

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Pattie Neill, Superintendent

     

     

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  • Click the link below for 

    Important Student and Parent Information for Spring 2020 In the Loop.

    https://www.smore.com/7k6nd

     

    This edition includes information on:

    • Classroom to Cloud Learning Platform starts Monday, April 6
    •  Kick-Off Caravan Monday, April 6
    • Grab and Go Meals for the week of April 6-10
    • COVID-19 Video

     

    Have a great afternoon!

    TCS

     

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  • March 27, 2020

    School Closure Grab and Go Meal Orders

     

    Trussville City Schools will be offering one drive thru pickup location at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School March 30, April 1 and April 3 between the hours of 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. You can pick up food for ANY child in your home age 18 years or younger. Meals will include a lunch for that day and a breakfast and lunch for the following day. Fill out this order form before 5:00 PM the day before pickup.

    LINK REMOVED...please use current link in SMORE at top of page.

     

    Enter the HTMS front small Visitor parking lot for drive thru pick up. If your child has a food allergy, the packaged meal will be labeled accordingly. Only submit this order form once. Do not attend if you or someone in your family is sick. If you have questions, email Morgan Bean at morgan.bean@trussvillecityschools.com or call 205-228-3034.

    * Required

     

    Thank you,

    TCS

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  • Message from the Superintendent - March 26, 2020

    COVID-19 School Closure Update for Trussville City Schools:

    Today, March 26, 2020, the Governor announced that Alabama schools are closed through the end of the school year to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  This includes sporting events, field trips, and extra-curricular activities.  Safety is our first priority! 

    The TCS calendar ends May 22 but all Alabama schools can provide online instruction through June 5 as needed.   TCS faculty and staff will rise to meet the need for a new instructional delivery system that will create a “new normal” for students for the end of the 2019-20 school year. We will meet the challenge to redesign teaching and learning in the form of online instruction. Co-teaching and alternative methods of instructional delivery  will also be available in some circumstances.

    March 30 – April 3 will be planning time for teachers and staff to prepare for the start of online classes April 6, 2020.  We are using a Classroom to Cloud platform to deliver instruction for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Alternative instruction may occur for some students. 

    Important Information for Instruction and Meals

    Instruction:

    Friday, April 3, look for the link to be sent through our mass communication system with instructions to get started Monday, April 6 in the Classroom to Cloud platform and other alternative instructional delivery methods from your child’s teachers. 

    Meals:

    Friday, March 27, information will be sent out through our mass communication system for meal orders for March 30 – April 3 for pick up at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School.  Thereafter, the link for meals will be sent each Friday by the mass communication system for the following week.

    On a personal note,  please stay well and healthy.  We are in an unprecedented time of rapid change as we navigate the educational impact of the COVID-19 virus.  So, I encourage you to practice social distancing, patience, and kindness as we adapt to these uncertain circumstances.  Parents are part of our team and this is a transformational time to become better, wiser and stronger on the other side of this pandemic.   

    Dr. Pattie Neill, Superintendent

    Trussville City Schools

     

     

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  • March 21, 2020

    TCS Families,

    We have a unique opportunity for you if you are looking for something meaningful to do with your family during this time. If you wish to participate, adults and students can write letters of encouragement to healthcare workers, draw or color a picture for them, and then drop them in the mail to the addresses below. The letter below is from a hospital administrator that gives a glimpse into the experiences of healthcare workers during this time.

     

    Dear School Leader,

    I hope each of you are navigating this COVID 19 well, both personally and professionally. I certainly appreciate all you are doing to help "flatten the curve" by keeping our school children home. It has helped reinforce to so many parents how serious this virus can become. As I help lead this hospital through this challenge that is COVID-19, I can't help but think we have a unique opportunity to partner with you and the kids you teach toward some truly meaningful work. 

     My ask is simply, would you be willing to ask the children you teach and lead to consider writing a short letter of encouragement to the healthcare workers who are now on the frontlines of this battle vs COVID-19? 

     As a leader of these associates, I cannot begin to explain the strength, love and wisdom I witness each day. But I also know many are tired, and at times scared. This battle is unpredictable and may last much longer than any of us want to consider, so letters from the children would provide much needed nourishment to the souls of our teams (many of whom have children in your school systems). While these associates are here working in such uncertain times, someone else is caring for their kids. The guilt of not being home with their kids is real. 

     Please consider this request, as I know the impact of these letters on our associates will be profound. Please feel free to forward this message. 

     

    Send letters and drawings to any or all of the following addresses: 

     

    St Vincent's Health System

    ATTN: Human Resources

    810 St Vincent's Drive

    Birmingham, AL 35205

     

    Grandview Medical Center

    ATTN: Human Resources

    3690 Grandview Parkway

    Birmingham, AL 35243

     

    UAB Hospital

    ATTN: Teri Poe

    500 22nd Street South

    Birmingham, AL 35233

     

    If you participate, we would love for you to share a picture of your family showing gratitude to healthcare workers during this time. Send pictures of your letters and drawings to sandra.vernon@trussvillecityschools.com or tag TCS on social media.

    Thank you!

    TCS

     

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    March 20, 2020

     

    TCS Community:

    I am proud of your vigilance and cooperation in working with TCS during this difficult time. Thank you!

    I would like to use this platform to reach out to you as needed but no less than each Friday during this school closure just to say hello and update you on the school system. 

    Today, State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey announced that President Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy Devos have created an expedited waiver process for standardized assessments and related accountability reporting.  Dr. Mackey will apply for this waiver and expects a very quick turnaround time of 24 hours approval.  This is great news for school systems.  We are very thankful for Dr. Mackey’s leadership during this difficult and stressful time.

    Our  TCS faculty and staff have united in a common goal of safeguarding the health of our community, sanitizing buildings and ensuring the continued delivery of food service for those in need of food.  Our teachers really miss seeing their students every day and they are attempting to reach out as much as possible. The concern for our students and families is immeasurable and I am so proud of the strength of our Trussville City  Schools community. 

    Education and support to our students are at the forefront of our thoughts each day and most of the night.  I’m grateful for the many ways that everyone has adjusted with us to care for academic, emotional, and physical needs in the absence of our regular school day. As we settle in to a new routine, I want to draw your attention to a few things:

    • Please check our TCS app, website and Facebook for general updates. 
    • Our mass communication system via phone call, email and text will be used for informational and operational messages. 
    • Stay tuned for information on plans for the remainder of the school year. As of today, we are still expecting an April 6 return date, but as you know, that could be extended.  

    As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow, it is imperative that we remain determined in our efforts to reduce its spread.  Based on the latest guidance from the CDC and the Alabama Department of Public Health, you should:

    -Call your health care professional if you have COVID19 symptoms. 

    -Stay home if you or someone in your household is sick.

    -Avoid social gathering in groups of more than 10 people.  

    -Avoid discretionary travel.

    -Continue to practice good hygiene (wash hands frequently).

    -Practice social distancing.

    We will continue to hope for a prompt return to school. Take care of each other and please let your children know that we are thinking of them and we greatly miss seeing their smiling faces each day. 

     

    Please stay safe and well,

    Dr. Pattie Neill, Superintendent

    Trussville City Schools 

     

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  • March 16, 2020

    School Closure Grab and Go Meal Orders

    Trussville City Schools will be offering one drive thru pickup location at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School from March 18 - 20, 2020 and March 30 - April 3 (not including Spring Break and weekends) between the hours of 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 

    You can pick up food for ANY child in your home age 18 years or younger. Meals will include a lunch and a breakfast for the following morning.  Children must be present to receive a packaged meal.

    Fill out this order form before the day of pickup. We will need your reservation completed by 5:00 pm before the day of pick-up.   

    Enter the HTMS front small Visitor parking lot for drive thru pick up. If your child has a food allergy, the packaged meal will be labeled accordingly.

    https://forms.gle/n4QPY6cpgnpxPVQy8

     The menu and order form for the week of March 30th will be opened Thursday, March 26.

     If you have questions, email Morgan Bean at morgan.bean@trussvillecityschools.com or call 205-228-3034.

    Thank you,

    Trussville City Schools

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  • TCS Update #2 March 15, 2020

    Parents: Please email or call your school Monday, March 16 and make plans to pick up your child’s medications from the clinic, band instruments, and/or other belongings your children have at school that they may need during the long-term school closure.

    Dr. Neill

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  • Update - March 15, 2020 10:15 am

    After recent updates and careful consideration, Trussville City Schools has made the decision to close schools effective immediately.

     

    Monday, March 16, all TCS schools and after school student activities are cancelled.  Schools are closed tentatively through Friday, April 3. 

     

    12 Month Employees should report to their school/department site Monday only to prepare for the long term closure. 

    Please follow the guidance of state and local health officials and practice social distancing along with handwashing and cough hygiene. 

    Trussville City Schools will use our mass communication system, the TCS website, and In the Loop to inform parents of additional information during the closure.

     

    Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation and please do all you can to stay safe and healthy. 

    Dr. Pattie Neill

    Superintendent

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  • Saturday, March 14, 2020 3:06 pm

    To Hewitt-Trussville High School Seniors:

    Senior Exam Exemption Rule Change

    Attendance during the 3rd nine weeks will count toward Exam Exemptions instead of attendance during the 2nd semester.   The 3rd Nine Weeks ended Friday, March 13, 2020.

    Mock AP Exams are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday this week instead of Monday and Thursday.

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  • Today, Saturday, March 14, 2020, we received an update from Dr. Eric Mackey, State Superintendent of Education.  Under this state of emergency, students who are absent from school Monday, March 16 – Wednesday, March 18, 2020 will be excused. 

    School campuses will be staffed and ready these days to support the education of children attending school.  While schools will be open Monday – Wednesday March 16-18, any student absences will be excused. 

    Thank you for your patience as we receive updates and send out information.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Pattie Neill

     

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  • 3/13/2020

    Governor Kay Ivey declared a State of Emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The State of Emergency begins in Alabama at the close of the business day Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

    Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020, Trussville City Schools will be closed for 2 ½ weeks. To ensure limited public exposure next week, sporting events and extracurricular activities are postponed or cancelled beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.

    Specifically, schools will be closed March 19 – April 3, 2020. No make-up days will be necessary because the Governor has declared a State of Emergency.

    During the 2 ½ week period of school closure, the state will re-assess the coronavirus outbreak and take a common sense approach to our next steps.

    Trussville City Schools will use our mass communication system, the TCS website, and In the Loop to inform parents of additional information.

    Thank you for your patience as we work with state agencies in this unprecedented situation.

    Dr. Pattie Neill, Superintendent

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  • HEALTH INFORMATION UPDATES REGARDING FIELD TRIPS AND EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

    Monday, March 9, 2020 -

    We review recommendations each day from the Center for Disease control as we consider activities involving student travel. So far, the CDC has not recommended cancelling trips unless they involve international travel or cruise ships.  However, we check the CDC website for updates 2 -3 times daily to be sure we have the latest information.

    We are also in contact with the State Department of Education and Jefferson County Health Department for any state or local concerns that may arise.  Today, we are conducting business as usual with increased hand washing and additional preventive facility measures.  If any school or extracurricular schedules need to be changed,  we will send mass information to all parents, faculty and staff through normal parent contact procedures.

    Link to Center for Disease Control for Additional Information:

    CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL INFORMATION

     

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  • March 3, 2020 Information

    To the Parents/Guardians of Trussville Students,

    This message is to let you know that Trussville City Schools administrators continue to follow the news on the coronavirus known also as COVID-19 virus. As of today, there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in Alabama. As your Superintendent of Schools, I would like to assure you that the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff are our first priorities.

    TCS will continue to follow guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control, Alabama Department of Public Health, the Alabama State Department of Education and the Jefferson County Health Department. We receive frequent updates from these agencies and I would like to share their information with you with specific notes from Trussville City Schools in bold and underlined print below:

     

    Here is what Trussville Parents can do?

    1. A parent survey will be sent next week to gather data about home Internet and device access so we can prepare for a library checkout of TCS technology for those who do not have internet and devices at home. The survey will give us a count of households who will need our assistance for classroom internet access in the case of long term school closures.

    2. If you have been out of the country or if you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, contact your healthcare provider and tell them about your exposure.

    3. Talk with your children about the preventative practices for any illness. Together, we can ensure the safest school environment possible for our students, faculty and staff.

      From the Alabama Department of Public Health and Association of School Nurses:

     

    COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) virus, and we are learning more about it every day. There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. At this point, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it. Stopping transmission (spread) of the virus through everyday practices is the best way to keep people healthy.

     Everyday preventative practices include:

    • Stay home when sick.

    • Students and staff who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are asked to stay home and not come to work until they are free of fever, signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).

    • Seek immediate medical care if symptoms become severe, such as high fever or difficulty breathing.

    • Clean and disinfect surfaces often especially when someone in the household is ill.

    • Cover cough with a tissue or sleeve.

    • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

    • Avoid touching face, eyes, ears, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.Germs spread this way.

     

    Trussville City Schools will also continue to use the new disinfectant sprayers on a regular basis in our classrooms.

     

     

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    From CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): Guidance for schools which do not have COVID-19 identified in their community

     

    To prepare for possible community transmission of COVID-19, the most important thing for schools to do now is plan and prepare. As the global outbreak evolves, schools should prepare for the possibility of community-level outbreaks. Schools want to be ready if COVID-19 does appear in their communities.

     

    • Disseminate common-sense preventive actions for students and staff. For example, emphasize actions such as staying home when sick; appropriately covering coughs and sneezes; cleaning frequently touched surfaces; and washing hands often.

       

      Ensure handwashing strategies include washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

     

    Establish procedures for students and staff who are sick at school such as:

     

    • Establish procedures to ensure students and staff who become sick at school or arrive at school sick are sent home as soon as possible.
    • Keep sick students and staff separate from well students and staff until they can leave.
    • Let parents know that schools are not expected to screen students or staff to identify cases of COVID-19. The majority of respiratory illnesses are not COVID-19. If a community (or more specifically, a school) has cases of COVID-19, local health officials will help identify those individuals and will follow up on next steps.

     

    Perform routine environmental cleaning.

     

    • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, light switches, countertops) with the cleaners typically used. Use all cleaning products according to the directions on the label. TCS has a new disinfectant spray solution to do this.

     

     Create communications plans for use with the school community.

     

    • Include strategies for sharing information with staff, students, and their families.
    • TCS will continue to use In the Loop, Remind 101, TCS phone messaging system, emails, text, media messaging and website banners for important action updates, as needed, if schools are delayed or closed.

      

     In the event of School Closings:

    If TCS schools experience an outbreak and it is necessary to close schools, eLearning will occur. Classroom instruction will continue with the use of technology resources such as Google Classroom, video instruction using Screencastify, Google tools, and various additional online academic resources.

     

    TCS is equipped for these possibilities through our experience with eLearning. Students will access learning through Google Classroom at home using personal devices or chromebooks checked out from the school. Support will be given to students and parents to access resources by teachers and the technology team as needed. Our nurses, administrators, health and safety personnel, and I will continue to monitor the guidelines issued for public facilities. Preventative practices for COVID-19 are the same as for the common cold or flu. 

     Dr. Pattie Neill

    Superintendent

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  • Monthly Board Meeting

    The Trussville City Board of Education will hold the monthly Board Meeting on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 6:00 PM in the Board Room of Central Office. 

    There will be a Work Session at 5:00 PM before the Board Meeting in the Training Room.

    Looking Forward

    The Trussville City Board of Education will hold their March monthly Board Meeting on Monday, March 16,2020 at 6:00 PM in the Board Room of Central Office. 

    There will be a Work Session at 5:00 PM before the Board Meeting in the Training Room.

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  • New Student Registration Information

    Visit the Online Registration Page to learn how to register your child. New kindergarten and first grade students can view registration packets for Cahaba, Magnolia and Paine.

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