MSDWC announces 2013-14 school year information

The 2013-14 school year begins for students on Monday, August 12.

Registration days for student enrollment are Wednesday, July 31 from 2-8 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

All North schools will report to Northfield High School to enroll.

All South schools will report to Southwood High School to enroll.

Students in grades 7-12 new to the school community should contact their respective school guidance departments prior to Aug. 3 for special enrollment appointments.

Book rental prices for grades K-6 is $190.00. Book rental charges for students in grades 7-12 vary individually dependent upon the courses in which the student is enrolled and will be assessed at time of registration.

Parents who have enrolled their children in one of the MSD schools in the past should know that book rental is due and payable at the time of enrollment.  The school district now accepts credit card payment and parents may pay online at

If this is not possible, one-fourth of the book rental will be due at time of enrollment with equal payments thereafter on Aug. 31, Sept. 30, and the final payment on Oct. 31. If applying for the delayed payment (credit application), additional personal information will be required at registration.  

Failure to meet the selected payment plan will automatically subject you to collections and the account will be turned over to a collection agency for processing. Collection fees, attorney feeds, and court costs will be added to the book rental fees, and will be the responsibly of the parent or guardian.

The school district trusts that if you have this information in advance, you will be prepared at the time of registration to either pay in full, or know that monthly payments will be required with the final payment no later than Oct. 31.

As in the past, if you plan to apply for assistance, please bring your income verification at the time of registration.  Income verification can consist of the following: 

  a.) Current paycheck stub or pay envelope showing how often pay is received; letter from employer stating gross wages and how often they are paid; or farming business papers, such as ledger or tax books;

  b.) Social Security retirement benefit letter, statement of benefits received, or pension award notice             

c.) Notice of eligibility from State employment security office, check stub or letter from Worker’s Compensation;

d.) Benefit letter from welfare agency;

e.) Child support or alimony: court decree, agreement or copies of checks received

f.) Other income information that shows the amount of income received, how often it is received, and the date received

g.) Food stamp or TANF:  certification notice with dates of certification, or letter from Food Stamp or Welfare office that shows qualification or ATP card with and expiration date.

School lunch prices are $1.95 for students in grades K-6, $2.10 for students in grades 7-12 and $3.00 for adults.  Extra milk is $ .50.  Applications for free and/or reduced lunches are available from the building principals.  The cost of reduced price lunches is $.40.  Breakfast is available at the schools for $1.40 with the reduced price being $.30.  Parents are reminded that lunch money should be deposited into the student’s SNAP lunch account at the time of registration. All lunches and breakfasts are to be paid at least 24 hours in advance of service. Parents may pay school meals online at Please note: it may take up to 48 hours to process an on-line payment.

Posted on 2013 Jul 23