Panama City, FL –
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLA. (WMBB) – From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday morning, Walsingham Academy organized a student registration event. Parents and students arrived all morning to register for the school and meet with teachers and administration.
“It’s a great opportunity for parents to come out and see the school,” said Micah Holt, parent of an enrolled student. “Many of us haven’t been able to see the school yet. So to come and see the school and meet the principal, meet members of the staff, a lot of teachers are here.
The enrollment also gives Principal Amy Harvey a better idea of how many students she can expect once the school year begins on August 10.
“It’s really important that parents register as early as possible so that we know how many people to hire, how many textbooks to order, how many supplies we need, how many breakfasts to prepare for the first day of school. Harvey said.
Parents can register for the school since February by phone, but many had yet to see the brand new school.
The interior of the school is still under construction, but there will be a groundbreaking ceremony on August 5th to officially open Walsingham Academy.
“The sooner we get parents to come and register, the sooner we can hire the right number of teachers and buy the right textbooks and everything,” Harvey said.
Although Harvey said the school has prepared enough supplies and hired enough staff for the students already enrolled, she still doesn’t know how many more students will be enrolling.
“Usually people don’t even understand the process for, for example, hiring teachers. So if I have two classrooms full of kids showing up the week school starts, I can’t hire teachers in time for the first day of school.
To register your child for Walsingham Academy, visit this link to their phone number, where you can call to register.
New Bay District School system school holds school registration event Source link New Bay District School system school holds school registration event