EVENTS Area students in kindergarten through seventh grade are invited to participate in the Beaufort County School District's free virtual summer school program. Students can work on individual areas of need or prepare for the coming school year by using a Web-based tool during the eight-week program this summer. Students will complete CompassLearning sequences in math and language arts for each week of summer school. The program will be available through Aug. 5. Registration is available at goo.gl/kUfQJ.
OTHER The University of South Carolina's University Test Prep program and University of South Carolina Beaufort are teaming up to offer a SAT/ACT test prep program at the Hilton Head Gateway Campus in Bluffton. The course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1-4. The program is intended to help rising ninth- through 12th-graders. Lunch, course materials (including the Official SAT and ACT textbooks), workbooks and interactive online comprehensive review sessions in September will be provided. Registration is required. Details: 803-777-9444, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://discover.sc.edu/ The Beaufort County School District will require proof of residency for all students for the 2011-12 school year. Each student will be required to complete an enrollment packet that will be available at the school. Proof of residency for all students must be provided. Details: www.beaufort.k12.sc.us
H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS Rising eighth- and ninth-grader registration will be from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 2, and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Aug. 4. Eighth and ninth grade orientation will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 4. The first day of school is Aug. 15.
OTHER New student registration for the coming school year will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 26-28 at the school. Extended Learning Days will be Aug. 1-5.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
OTHER Summer office hours are available at www.hhca.org.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Back to school registration will be held form 8-9:30 a.m. today, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday and 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday. First grade "meet and greet" will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Aug. 12; second through fifth grade "meet and greet" will be from 1-3:30 p.m. The first day of school is Aug. 15. Picture day is Sept. 8.
OTHER Extended Learning Days will be Aug. 1-5. The cost of elementary lunch will rise to $1.45. The changes will only affect the cost of lunch, not breakfast.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS Strive to Excel's Hawkfest 2011 back-to-school community festival will be held from 3-8 p.m. Aug. 27 at Mitchelville Beach Park on Hilton Head Island. Craft vendors are invited to participate. A booth with a table, two chairs and a tent is $100; access to electricity is available for an additional $50. Details: Amy Metzger, 843-689-4982; www.strive2excel.org
OTHER The school is enrolling new students for the 2011-12 school year, which begins on Aug. 15. Details: Sandy Atkins, 843-689-4922 Physicals for Hilton Head Island High School and Hilton Head Island Middle School will be given at 5 p.m. July 27 at the high school fieldhouse. Cost will be $10 in cash. Any athlete that wishes to participate in any sport must have a physical on file with the athletic department, and these physicals must be done yearly. The physical for the 2011-2012 school year must be dated after April 1, 2011. Details: Shawn Zink, 843-298-0595
HILTON HEAD ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
OTHER Physicals for Hilton Head Island High School and Hilton Head Island Middle School will be given at 5 p.m. July 27 at the high school fieldhouse. Cost will be $10 in cash. Any athlete that wishes to participate in any sport must have a physical on file with the athletic department, and these physicals must be done yearly. The physical for the 2011-2012 school year must be dated after April 1, 2011. Details: Shawn Zink, 843-298-0595
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
OTHER Summer office hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Fridays. For information on summer programs, go to www.hhprep.org or contact Liz Nash at 843-671-2286, ext. 327, or email@example.com.
MAY RIVER MONTESSORI
OTHER Summer camp for primary and elementary students will be July 25-Aug. 5.
To submit items for "Class Notes," send them to The Island Packet, P.O. Box 5727, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938. Fax to 706-3070 or