2015-2016 Registration FAQs

The 2015-2016 School year marks a year of new students, new classes for the students, new athletic seasons, and a new way to register your child for the school year. We have received numerous questions concerning the process and here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:

 1. What should I do if I have not received my registration information emails? You will need to call 667-5400. Someone will be available to get you started.

  • Walk-in registration will be held each building on July 30th from Noon to 7pm. Walk-in registration will require families to provide documents for proof of residency, complete forms with student demographic information and pay student fees at each individual building.

 2. When will my students get their class schedule (TMS and THS students) THS students schedules will be emailed to student the 2nd week in August and TMS students will receive their schedules at the open house on August 11th and 12th.

 3. When and where do I pay my students fees associated with the school year?

  • Parents who have registered online and elected to pay school fees by check or cash can provide payment to the school office during 1st week of school.
  • Sports fees can be paid directly to the coach when the roster is completed. .
  • THS parking permits:  Students will be permitted to drive to school without a parking permit during the first two weeks of school. During these first two weeks, students will be asked complete necessary paperwork and payment in the high school office. Students will be required to have their parking permit by August 31st .
  • THS and TMS P.E. shirts are available by many area vendors. Parents will need to contact vendors to  place an order.  
  • Band fees and instrument rental can be paid to the band director when the school year begins.
  • Lunches and Sodexo Food Service questions can be answered by clicking here.

 4. When does my THS and TMS student get their student ID picture taken? 
All Triad Middle School and Triad High School students, grades 6 through 12, are required to have a photo ID taken before the start of the 2015-2016 school year. ID pictures will be taken at THS on:

  • July 29th from 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • July 30th from 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • August 11th from 4:00pm-8:00pm

Photographs taken on these dates will be the phographs that will appear in the TMS and THS yearbooks.  You may download a picture order form by clicking here:
Voegle Photography Order Form

 5,  Will there be open buildings for my student to visit the building they will attend?
Dates and times are listed below:
August 11 th

  •  Freshman Kick-Off- 8:00am-12:00pm
  • TMS Open Building for 7th and 8th Grade Students-4:00pm-8:00pm
  • THS Open Building-6:00pm-8:00pm

August 12th

  • TMS Opening Building for 6th Grade Students-6:00pm 

  6.  Where are school supply lists located?  Click here (Supply Lists) to download or print the list associated with your students grade and school.

  7. When is the first day of school?  The first day of pupil attendance is Monday, August 17, 2015.  It is a full day of attendance.

End of Year

List of DATES


April 24th-29th Book Fair (Will be open the night of the 28th)

April 27th Board Meeting 6:30 CO

April 28th 1st Grade Field Trip

April 28th-30th PARCC testing

April 28th Living Museum for parents  6:00pm

April 28th PTO Meeting 7:00 Marine Elem

May 1st Cardinal BBQ Day

May 4th -8th Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7th 2nd Grade Field Trip

May 7th KDG Registration and Informational night 5:30 to 7

May 11th 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Field Trip

May 14th Read, Right, Run

May 12-15th MAP testing


May 19th Dodgeball Extravaganza  2:15 to 3:00 in the gym

May 21st Classroom Switch Up 2:00 to 2:30

May 22nd Marine’s Got Talent 9-11/ Field Day 12:30 -?

May 26th 11:45 Dismissal LAST DAY 9-11 AwardsJ

The old adage, "A picture is worth a thousand words", refers to the idea that a picture can tell a story. We have hundreds of stories to share about our classrooms, students, building activities and events.  To help share our stories, we have constructed a photo slide show that will be continually updated.  Come back often and take the time to view our story and proudly share with others.  We have amazing schools, staff and students and hope these moments capture some additional stories you may not have heard about. [ Slide Shows ]

Marine's Monthly Message

Good Afternoon Parents,

This is just a quick update on everything that has happened during the month of April in Marine!!  We have been very busy this month but first I would like to congratulate our Trashformation County Award Winners!! 

  • Congratulations to the following individuals on a job well done. Their projects will be displayed at SIUE, May 12th, for the Earth Day Flag Celebration.


    1st place in the K-2 Team Meggie, Rock, & Brock O’Toole    Steel Can Xylophone

    1st place in the 3-5 Team Libby and Nate Engler   The Green Garden

    1st place in the 3-5 Individual Donny Becker   Recycled Sports Stool

    3rd place in the K-2 Individual   Brayden Wuebbels Castle

I am pleased to say that we had 36 Trash-formation Projects between the individual and group sections total here at Marine Elementary.  It was wonderful to see their creative minds at work.  Congratulations and great job to everyone who participated!

  • We are preparing to take our next round of PARCC testing on our Chromebooks April 28th, 29th, and 30th from 9:30 to 11.  Please make every effort for your student to be present during these times.  Please make sure they are well rested and have had a good breakfast to fuel their brain.  Thanks for your help!

  • Spring has sprung here at Marine Elementary!  This year our 3rd/4th grade had our largest hatch ever in the history of Marine.  Mrs. Logan’s class successfully hatched 21 chicks and 1 turkey.  The students learned how even in nature we must help one another as our chicks had to teach our only turkey how to eat and drink.  It was a wonderful learning experience that won’t soon be forgotten. 

  • Our students had the opportunity to participate in Agricultural Awareness Day at St. Jacob Elementary this month.  The students learned about life on the farm while playing in a hay maze, petting baby animals, and inspecting farm equipment.  It was a great learning experience for our students.  A big thank you to Mr. King at THS for helping make this possible.   

  • This month we began our second year of Marine Corp running program.  We have over 50% of our eligible students participating!  Way to stay healthy Marine Elementary!! Thank you to all of the parents that honk to show support as we are running.  Marine Corp provides boys and girls the opportunity to meet once a week after school and spend time learning how to make healthy life choices. A big thank you to our volunteer coaches Mrs. Robertson and Ms. Hughes. Marine Corps last day will be this Tuesday, April 28th. 

  • Kindergarten Registration and informational meeting for all incoming 2015-16 kindergartners will be held here at Marine Elementary on May 7th.  Registration will begin at 5:30 with the informational meeting starting at 6.  Spread the word to any and all soon to be kindergarten students.

  • This month’s Triad CODE word is Pride.  Our students show pride in themselves and others by their excellent behavior and healthy choices. 

This summarizes our month of April here at Marine Elementary.  I sent a list of upcoming dates via email earlier this week and they are available on our website.   Also, if you want to stay up to date on our latest happenings follow us on twitter @ReneeMGS .  I hope everyone has a great rest of the month as we count down the last days of school.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact our office. 

Renee Iberg

Marine Elementary Principal

Start & End of School Procedures

We recognize that at the start of each school year it is difficult for our younger students to transition to daily school attendance and the process of "letting parents go" for the entire day can be daunting.  The front of our building and lobby provides for a great transition point for a parent to say their last goodbye, supportive hug and encouraging wave to their child.  Although it is difficult as a parent to let go, understand that the longer this transition occurs, the more anxious the child becomes.  Please be assured that your child will calm down once they get inside. If for any reason your child does not calm down, we will contact you. We would prefer that parents refrain from entering the gym during our morning activities and anyone wishing to visit a classroom must obtain a visitor pass from the office.  


Obviously, the end of the school day is marked by an entirely different emotion as the children express their excitement to see parents again and talk about the classroom events that occurred during their school day.  I would like to remind those parents who are picking up, that for the safety of all of the children in our building, we do not want students leaving the front of the building without an adult escort.  Please park your car and cross the circle drive to meet your child.  The circle drive is reserved for bus entry only.  Please exercise caution as you move your car through our parking area to an open space.


8:25 Doors will open for students and they will report to the classroom unless they are eating breakfast in the cafeteria. Please do not bring children to school earlier, since there is no supervision available unless they are enrolled in latchkey.

8:40 Breakfast ends.  Children who arrive after 8:40 must be accompanied by an adult to sign in at the office.
3:00 Non-bus students are dismissed. If you plan to pick up your child, please pick them up in the front parking lot.

Please do NOT park in the circle drive. It is a fire lane.

3:05 Bus students are dismissed.




District Introduces Before and After School Service

Triad is pleased to offer safe, high quality, before and after school programming for K-5 children enrolled in Triad Community Unit School District #2 buildings. The "Beyond the Bell" program provides extended-day care in each of our elementary schools that successfully connects the educational school day with those additional hours that children may need to stay at school. Each building offers the ideal combination of quiet time, homework time, play time and fun. For More Details ]  

[ To Register and Pay Fees ]


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Marine Elementary School was built in 1955.  The building currently houses kindergarten through grade five students.  The school is a two-story building with six regular education classes, one special education classes, a library, gymnasium, cafeteria, and individual rooms for keyboarding lab, music, art, and speech. The mission of our school is to develop in our students the knowledge, skills, respect, and responsibility necessary to conduct themselves as productive, responsible citizens of their locality, state, and nation.

Keep in touch with activities and events

Looking for ways to stay in touch with what is happening at Marine Elementary?  We offer parents two services that can deliver immediate information to your cell phone, smartphone or tablet device.  While we will continue our current practice to contact parents through the use of a pre-recorded voice message and building email distributions for such things as school event announcements, school closings, and other parent notifications. We also offer immediate notifications via SMS text message to registered family cell phones as well as a Twitter feed.  We enjoy hearing from so many families that appreciate our use of these systems last year and hope you will also consider registering.

Marine students piecing together character

Character Education remains a key focus here at Marine. This year staff members will be recognizing students that they see displaying positive character traits with a "caught you being good" puzzle ticket and the will place them in our building Character Book.  Every Friday the classroom puzzle tickets will be tallied and announced.  Individual student will be randomly drawn from the tickets recieved and be recognized with a certificate, free individual pizza from Pizza Man, and prize from the building office. Classrooms will also recieve puzzle pieces related to Marine Elementary and compete to finish the whole puzzle during the school year.  [ Download an order form from Kelly Tracy for our unique Character Education Sprit-Wear for 2012-13 ]

Online Cafeteria Accounts 

The Triad District is now able to offer parents the ability to manage their child's meal account balances through an online management service called PayForIt.net.  The service may be accessed via links through our Parent Resources webpage or directly via www.payforit.net. This service benefits students, parents and the school cafeteria.  Management of your child's account through this online service will ensure that they never have to worry about carrying cash for lunch purchases and having the money with them at the start of lunch service.  Using the PayForIt.net service, parents can log in at any time to make a deposit to their child's account, view their child's account balance, set up recurring deposits to their child's account, set up e-mail notifications when their child's account falls below a certain dollar amount, or request a report showing what the child has purchased on their account. [Triad Food Service]

School Lunch Program

Marine Elementary students are enjoying using the Triad District’s new computerized point of sale cafeteria system at the start of this school year.  The new system has established every student with an account in the cafeteria that can be accessed by using a barcode based on their triad student ID.   At meal time, the students make their lunch selection and use an ID badge, as opposed to our traditional punch card, to track meal purchases and payments.  Currently, we are still taking food service payments via cash or check.  Students will continue to hand their deposit to their classroom teacher in the mornings. We appreciate receiving these transactions in envelopes with your child’s name clearly printed on the outside.  While the system will continue to accept cash and personal checks, we will eventually be able to offer parents the convenience of online check or credit card payments toward cafeteria purchases.  Daily food service menus are available online through Sodexo.

The payment system is not the only change in our cafeteria. Our students are also being introduced to a revamped school lunch menu this year. Enforced by the federal government and made effective July 1, the changes are part of a healthy school lunch initiative put forth in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  The new guidelines establish calorie and sodium minimums and maximums for meals, require schools to offer a wider selection of fruits and vegetables, mandate that all milk be 1 percent or nonfat and require the use of whole grain.  Much more information can be found at http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Virtual Backpack

Our schools “Virtual Backpack” is the District's effort to reduce the distribute of paper flyers, newsletters and other printed notices that traditionally have come home in our student’s take-home folders and backpacks. This area of our website is a courtesy to serving the needs of many area non-profit groups and other approved community organizations.

The site contains links to information for community educational & recreational events for our children and their families. Please be sure to visit the Virtual Backpack often, as the flyers and information are constantly changing!