Registration for the 2014 to 2015 school year at the Student Services Center, formerly Bastrop Learning Academy, started yesterday and continues today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to the school board, these registration days are for students whose addresses have changed since the previous

school year or who are new to the parish and have not yet registered.

Parents who visit the center will find a streamlined enrollment process which allows them to check-in and precede through stations to verify residency, learn bus route times and receive information about the school system.

According to Ralph Davenport, Child Welfare and Attendance Supervisor, the centralized location is designed to save parents time when enrolling a student. Under the old system, parents would provide their information at the school board office and then carry enrollment papers to the child's school. With the process, the student's information is transferred from the office to the school by the school system, which saves parents an additional step and transportation costs.

When a child is enrolled, parents receive a packet of school system information which includes the 2014 to 2015 start and end times for all public schools, a 2014 to 2015 school calendar, school uniform information and school supply lists.

The packet also features information about the new programs starting in Morehouse Parish Schools this year.

The first program is the Community Eligible Provision. The CEP provides each Morehouse Parish School student with a healthy breakfast and lunch each day of the 2014 to 2015 school year without any charge for the household. Parents do not need to take any action, such as submitting a meal application, for a child to receive these meals at no cost.

The second change is to the 21st Century Community Learning Centers' Program which will offer enrichment and remediation services at H.V. Adams Elementary for Kindergarten through second grade, Oak Hill Elementary for third through fifth grade, Morehouse Junior High for sixth through eighth grade and Bastrop High School for ninth through twelfth grade.

Through this program, tutoring will be offered on certain Mondays during the academic year. A full schedule of Monday tutoring days will be published in the August 14 edition of the Enterprise on the school news page.

Other back-to-school events to take note of include a August 14 convocation at the Bastrop High School auditorium and the Back-to-School Bash, which will start at 6 p.m. August 18, also at the BHS auditorium. School will start for students on August 19.

The Student Services Center is located at 1607 Martin Luther King in Bastrop.