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News and Updates
DMV Driver Eligibility Certificate
For Instruction Permit or License
1. Request Form for the Driver Eligibility Certificate is requested by the student at the SCHOOL OFFICE.
2. Completed Request Form will be submitted by the student to the Truancy Diversion Specialist in Room M102d located in the Media Center.
*School attendance, behavior and satisfactory academic progress are conditions of licensing for privilege of operation of motor vehicle!
3. Status of student is checked and if the student is determined eligible, the school principal will sign the Driver Eligibility Certificate and submit it to the County Attendance Director for approval.
4. Upon approval, the certificate will be available for the student to pick up in Room M102d.
TIME LINE: Please allow approximately one week to complete this process (from date of request by student, until issuance of certificate). Submitting the Request Form 5 days prior to going to the DMV will ensure that you have the necessary documentation from Gilmer County Schools as needed. The Driver Eligibility Certificate will expire in 30 days from the date issued.
-August to May-
Students needing the DMV driver eligibility certificate to take their driver's test will need to pick up a request form in the main office. Request forms will be processed as quickly as possible, but please allow approximately one week from the date of request by the student until the certificate is issued. This will ensure you have the necessary documentation from Gilmer County Schools when scheduling to take your driver's test.
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In order to enroll/register a new student at Gilmer County High School parents/guardians need to bring the child's immunization records, proof of residency in Gilmer County, photo identification of the parent/guardian enrolling the student, and any court documents relating to the student (if applicable). Please call 304-462-7960 with any questions.
Gilmer County School Based Health will be doing Sports Physicals at Gilmer County High School in the School Based Health Clinic on TBA 8am-6pm. Parents need to provide proof of Well Child Check and immunizations if done with a provider outside of Minnie Hamilton Health System. It is important that your child have an annual Well Child Check (including any needed immunizations). Please make all arrangements to have your child’s Well Child Check performed prior to the sports physical. If a Well Child Check has not been performed within the previous 12 months, or if your child needs immunizations, we will schedule a follow up appointment for your child. If you have insurance, it will be billed for the sports physical, any remaining amount will not be the responsibility of the patient/parent/guarantor, only if scheduling the sports physical on one of the above-specified dates. Appointments MUST be made in advance. If you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment, please call 304-462-3415 or 304-462-7322. Forms can be picked up at the School Based Health Office, Minnie Hamilton Health Systems, Go-Mart, Gil-Co and Rite Aid.
Immunizations for Incoming 7th and 12th Graders
The current school year is rapidly coming to a close, and updated immunization records need to be turned into the school as soon as possible. Please be aware that students, who do not have proof of their updated immunizations turned into their school before May 25th, will not be considered fully enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year. After May 25th, students will not receive a copy of their schedule or be permitted to participate in ANY school-related group, team, or activity until the records have been received. Please do not hesitate in contacting your health care provider today to schedule an appointment.
Students entering 7th grade must show proof of a booster dose of the Tdap Vaccine, and their first dose of the Meningococcal Vaccine.
Students entering 12th grade must show proof of a single dose of the Tdap Vaccine and a dose of the Meningococcal Vaccine after the age of 16.