South O'Brien School District

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Registration Information

2021-2022 Little Paws Preschool Registration

Please call the elementary school to get your child registered and to receive more information: (712) 957- 3755
*We strongly encourage you to call as soon as possible.
Your child must turn 4 years old by September 15, 2021

Click here for Preschool Registration.

K-12 Registration Information

A translator is available on request.

Please note:

  • Online registration is open as of August 3rd.
  • Free & Reduced Priced Meals – We encourage all families to fill out a meal application unless you are Directly Certified. If you do not have access to the internet, you may request a paper copy from either school office.

Registration should be completed online using the JMC Parent Portal. If you have access, use the Quick Resources Link to JMC and follow the directions below.

There are some documents that require information about your child and we do not yet have the ability to let parents/guardians complete these forms online because of the type of information they contain.  Other documents provided on this page and on the Health Services page are provided to help you compile the information you need to complete online.

School Supply List

Scroll down for more forms.

Instructions for Online Registration and Payments through Parent Access

Begin at the homepage of our website,

  • Select JMC in the main menu or in the Quick Resource Links list on the left.
  • Select the Parents Icon.
  • Log in to Parent Access – Be sure to select the 2020-21 school year.
  • Please read and follow the instructions to complete the online registration.
  • You may pay fees and make lunch deposits online either at the completion of online registration or at any time through the parent portal. Online payments through  PaymentSpring are credited instantly to your account.

When finished, please log out.  Please do not share your password with your child(ren).  Students have their own passwords and student permissions limit their ability to change important information.

Personal Check Policy

Your personal check is welcome.   Each check should include:

  • Full Name
  • Street Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Driver’s License Number

South O’Brien School District utilizes Paytek Solutions for the collection of returned checks.  Payments by check may be deposited electronically or redeposited electronically if your check is returned.  You authorize service charges and processing fees, as permitted by state law, to be debited from the same account by paper draft or electronically at Paytek’s option.  The use of a check for payment is your acknowledgment and acceptance of the terms of this policy.

Please print and complete forms as needed for your child/children and be prepared to provide the information when you complete registration online.

Information that must be provided or updated every year using online parent access

  • Health Information must be completed online every year.   Immunizations are required. A detailed list of the information you will need to provide is available on the Health Services page. If you have questions, contact South O’Brien School Nurse Brittany Goodchild.
  • A Medication Request must be completed every year if you are sending medication to be taken by your child at school.  This is also available on the Health Services page.

Forms required by grade

Health forms required by grade – all of these are available on the Health Services page

  • The South O’Brien Community School Physical Exam Form is required for all students entering TK/Kindergarten and Little Paws Preschool.  It requires a Professional Health Care Provider’s signature.  Health Care Providers may not have a copy of this form – please print and take with you to the appointment.
  • A Certificate of Vision Screening is required for Kindergarten and Grade 3. This form is provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
  • A Certificate of Dental Screening is required for Kindergarten and Grade 9 students.  The form is provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Free or Reduced Price Meal Forms

  • To complete the online application form, click here.

Student Laptop Terms of Use

Athletic Participation Forms for grades 7-12

Pre-participation Athletic Physical Exam
All athletes in grades 7-12 must have completed an athletic physical exam before they may begin participation in practices for cheer & dance, cross country, football, or volleyball. A physical exam is valid for one year of participation. Plan ahead and schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider.  HS practices begin on August 10, 2019.  JH practices usually begin on the first day of school.
There is a health history portion of the form that must be completed and a portion that must be completed by a medical professional. In addition, there must be signatures from the medical professional and from a parent or guardian. Please note, the parent/guardian signature is frequently missed and a student may not practice until that is completed.

Below is a link to the form required by both the Iowa Girls HS Athletic Union and the Iowa HS Athletic Association. Some medical professionals have forms available at their offices, but keep in mind that there are parts that must be completed by a knowledgeable family member and your health professional may wish for you to complete this before the appointment.

Driver Education

Little Paws Preschool Registration

For more information, contact either office:
Elementary in Primghar 712-957-3755 or Jonna Rohrbaugh
Secondary in Paullina 712-949-3454 or Landy Oliver
The Long Distance Toll-Free Number to reach South O’Brien is 1-877-493-2545.  It is answered in the JH/HS Principal’s Office in Paullina.  Messages will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

If you have Health-related questions, contact South O’Brien School Nurse Brittany Goodchild.