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Good news about bad weather

Visit the Welcome Center New to Wilson County Schools? Whether you’re relocating to Wilson County and need to get your child enrolled in school or you’re already local and need to register a kindergartner, the only stop you’ll have to make is the school system’s Welcome Center located at Adams Learning Center. At Adams, you’ll find a team ready to enroll your child, answer your questions and make sure your first experience with Wilson County Schools shows how glad we are you’re here. The crew at Adams is ready right now to get the enrollment process started. To make an appointment, call 252.399.7870 to schedule a visit between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We’ll complete the enrollment and then notify the principal at your child’s school. Your principal will contact you with information about schedules, bus routes and anything else you’ll need to know to get a great school year off to a fast start. Directions to Adams are available at the school system website, On the homepage, just click the Parent Tab and find Map of Schools. Then choose Adams Learning Center. Select Directions in the balloon, then key in your starting address and click Find Directions. If you’re using the GPS in your car, your destination is 639 Walnut St., Wilson, 27893.

Steps to enroll a student in Wilson County Schools: 1. Call Adams Learning Center at 3997870 to schedule an appointment to register your child. 2. Bring a least two different types of address verification documents to your scheduled appointment. 3. Complete the enrollment documents requested of you. 4. Adams Learning Center staff will enroll your child and notify your school’s principal of your enrollment. 5. Your school will contact you with your

Here’s some good news about bad weather. When the skies are brewing snow and freezing rain this winter or when severe weather threatens at anytime, Wilson County Schools’ families should listen for the telephone to ring with the latest news about school closings or delays. Whenever weather requires a change in the school schedule, an automated communication system will dial school

families and deliver the news. The system will call telephone numbers gathered from the database at each school. Missed the call? Check your answering machine or turn to television or radio for the latest weather-related information. No call means the system does not have your correct phone number. Calls to families and to television and radio stations about changes to

the school day generally will be made by 5:30 a.m. However, if the weather requires an earlier decision, information will be distributed by 7 p.m. when school is to be closed or delayed the following day. To ensure that you get a bad-weather call, make certain that your phone numbers listed at school are current. Calls will not be made when school operates on a regular schedule.

child’s schedule, bus route and any additional information to assist you as we begin our school year together. Please bring at least two of the following items with you to Adams Learning Center to enroll your child: • Property tax records which indicate the street or road address location of the residence • Copies of the mortgage documents or copies of deed to property which indicate the street or road address of the property • Copy of the residential lease showing street or road address • Copy of utility bill showing residence address • Copy of current driver’s license showing street or road address • Copy of voter registration form showing street or road residence address • Copy of automobile registration showing street or road address • Affidavit by designated school official setting forth that the address and residence has been verified by such designated school based on a personal visit by such school district official to the address You will also need to bring a current Report Card for your child.

Wilson County Schools tobacco-free Wilson County Schools – every square foot of it – is tobacco free. The restriction, which covers every hour of the day, seven days a week, extends to school buildings, other school facilities, school vehicles, to all school-sponsored or school-related activities and to community events held on school property. The policy affects everyone. Anyone on school property – whether it’s during the school day, after school hours or on the weekend – is not allowed to use tobacco.

Once you arrive at Adams Learning Center you will be asked to complete each of the following forms that can also be found online under by clicking About Us, I’m New to Wilson: 1. A student enrollment form 2. Attendance Verification Form 3. Student Acceptable Use Agreement (technology) 4. Publication Waiver Release

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The Wilson County Schools website has a new URL and a new look. The website is packed with information, and it changes daily. You’ll find the latest news headlines about the district, accounts of Board of Education meetings, academic and event calendars, staff and Board of Education directories, links to

school websites, child nutrition menus, job opportunities and more. You’ll also find important links for students and parents. Interested in reading the entire Wilson County Board of Education policy manual? It’s on the web, too. The website’s a great resource. Visit often.


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