As faculty and staff prepare for a new school year, the nine schools in the Bullhead City Elementary and Colorado River Union High School Districts will hold a series of registration events for new and returning students this week.

The 2016-2017 school year for both districts starts August 1. Registration dates and times vary by school. A complete list is posted on the districts’ website, www.coloradoriverschools.org. The website also has registration forms that may be filled out in advance and brought to the events with other paperwork.

There are four elementary, two junior high and three high schools in the two districts.

The elementary and junior high schools will be open for registration during normal business hours, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm this week and next week. Parents with questions about which school their children will attend or the District’s open enrollment policy may call one of those schools.

Those include Coyote Canyon, Desert Valley, Diamondback and Sunrise Elementary, and Bullhead City and Fox Creek Junior High.
All three high schools have specific time frames by grade level.

CRUHSD Academy starts registration Monday by grade level; Mohave and River Valley High Schools start registration by grade level Tuesday.

Incoming kindergarten students whose parents did not register during the annual “Kindergarten Roundup” in March should do so before school starts. Likewise, high school students who don’t register on the appropriate days and wait until school starts risk not being able to get into the classes or schedule of their choice, especially classes that fill up quickly.

In addition to the forms available on the website or at each school, parents should bring proof of residency within the district, such as a utility bill or rental agreement. Students transferring from another District should also provide transcripts, immunization records and birth certificates, in addition to the proof of residency.

Records from schools within BCESD and most (but not all) area schools should automatically transfer to CRUHSD, but parents or guardians should be prepared if that’s not the case.

The Colorado River Schools comprise nine schools in two districts. The Bullhead City Elementary School District traces its history to what’s known as “The Little Red Schoolhouse,” which opened in 1947, and now has six schools serving students pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

The Colorado River Union High School District was created in 1989 following the division of the former county-wide Mohave Union High School District, and a high school opening in Bullhead City 20 years earlier. Its two brick-and-mortar and one non-traditional high schools serve students in grades nine through twelve, offering dual enrollment programs through Mohave Community College.