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Driver's Education Sign-up

Students who are eligible to take driver's education at North Tama were mailed a letter with information and a sign-up form. The contents of the letter are below. 

Important Dates

Friday, May 4, 2018: Deadline to sign up and pay or make payment arrangements for a guaranteed spot in driver’s education.

Sunday, May 6, 2018: Parent/student meeting, 3:00pm-5:00pm in the Gym (Baseball / Softball students must have their permits).

Tuesday, May 29, 2018: Deadline to get driver’s permit for those not out for baseball or softball and planned first day of driver’s education.

Driver's Education Information

 We should have room to accommodate all eligible students, which includes the following:

  1. Those who will be 16 or older.
  2. Those who need a school permit.  
  3. Those who are 14 or older and can obtain their learner’s permit by the deadline. Due to a change in the law, this includes those who do not need a school permit.
  4. SIGN UP CUT OFF IS FRIDAY, May 4, 2018, to guarantee a spot in class. Additions after that date will only be made if room is available.

The cost is $325.00. Students must sign up and the fee for class must be paid (or payment arrangements made) by Friday, May 4, 2018, so driving groups and the driving schedule can be ready for the Sunday, May 6, meeting, 3:00pm-5:00pm in the gym.

If you are planning (or have already made plans for) a vacation, camp, or other reason to miss drivers education in June, you may still be able to meet your other commitment and take driver’s education, as we have several built-in make-up days and students can pay to make up additional classes or drive time. With two built-in make-up classes, students can miss up to two classes at no extra charge. Additional make-up classes are $25 each. All make-up driving sessions cost $25. All missed classes or driving times must be scheduled, paid for, and made up before the last official day of driver’s education; failure to do so will result in failing the class.

There will be a mandatory student/parent meeting on Sunday, May 6, 2018, from 3:00pm-5:00pm in the Gym. These two hours will be considered class time. We will set up driving groups and times that afternoon and students who are not at the meeting will be assigned a group and driving time.

Driver’s education will start on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, but that date will change if there are more snow days.  Classroom instruction is held in the morning from 7:30am-9:30am, Monday through Thursday through the month of June. Driving sessions are held at various times through the month, students sign up for their driving groups and times during the meeting on May 6.

Some students may start driving in May (particularly baseball and softball players) to try and avoid conflicts with games or practices. These students must have their permits by May 6.  All other students must have their permits on or before Tuesday, May 29.  

Please return the enclosed form or call us at 319-478-2265 (x 210). Forms can be taken to the HS Office or the Main Office. You can also sign up by emailing Trish Kennedy (tkennedy@n-tama.k12.ia.us).

Respectfully, Mike Estes and Josh Youel – Driver’s Education Instructors

Important Dates:    

Friday, May 4, 2018: Deadline to sign up and pay or make payment arrangements for a guaranteed spot in driver’s education.

Sunday, May 6, 2018: Parent/student meeting, 3:00pm-5:00pm in the Gym (Baseball / Softball students must have their permits).

Tuesday, May 29, 2018: Deadline to get driver’s permit for those not out for baseball or softball and planned first day of driver’s education.