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Enrollment Increase For Schools Start
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OJHS students Josh Gorman, foreground, and Pedro Rodriguez stack up and sort through textbooks in the library to hand out to fellow students during the junior high Round-Up on Aug. 3-4. - photo by Dawn M. Henley/The Leader

Students have registered for classes and found out who their teachers are going to be for the new school year. School starts today, Wednesday, Aug. 10 for students throughout the Oakdale Joint Unified School District. That includes Cloverland, Fair Oaks, Magnolia and Sierra View elementary schools in addition to the Oakdale junior and senior high schools.

As of Aug. 8 in the district, 5,375 students have enrolled for this 2011-2012 school year, an increase of 30 students at this point compared to last year. The first day of school last year, Aug. 11 of 2010, a total of 5,345 students were enrolled. Enrollment numbers, however, typically fluctuate throughout the school year.

Oakdale High School and Oakdale Junior High School held their Round-Ups on Aug. 3 and 4, where new students were welcomed and got oriented to campus. OJHS librarian Barbara Denys was very busy and had several helpers with distributing textbooks to junior high students. However, she said that the process was “running smoothly.”

At the Round-Ups, the high school and junior high school students also received their class schedules, textbooks, PE clothes, paid for yearbooks, had their photos taken and got their photo I.D. cards. Students in certain grade levels also took hearing tests.