August is quickly approaching and the start of school is just around the corner. Our buildings are making great progress and will be ready to greet your student(s) in a few weeks. Last week we provided the dates for PK and K orientation for all East and Morrison-Gordon Elementary students. The intent of this message is to communicate the dates and times you should plan to attend. At this time we will only be permitting the parent(s) or legal guardians of each student to attend orientation.
- Students with last names beginning with A-L will attend the morning orientation at 9:30 am on Wednesday, August 25. They will attend a full day of school on Thursday, August 26, and will not attend on Friday, August 27.
- Students with last names beginning with M-Z will attend the afternoon orientation at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 25. They will not attend school on Thursday, August 26. Their first full day of school will be Friday, August 27.
- All students will attend full-time following the district calendar on Monday, August 30.
Don't forget to mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 24 for our open house event from 4:00-5:30. This is a great opportunity to tour our new building, drop off supplies, and meet the staff.
If you have further questions please contact Mrs. Heather Skinner, Morrison-Gordon Principal, at email@example.com or Andrea Bobo, East Elementary Principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting all of you on August 24 and 25.
We had a great first day to start preschool and kindergarten Thursday, and we are devastated that the rest of our students did not have the opportunity to come to school on Friday. We wanted to update you all with the most current information we have so that you can plan to the best of your ability for the days ahead.
As of now, Athens City Schools are to resume on Wednesday, September 1st. The first day we come back will be for the second group of students who were unable to have their first day. This will allow the second group to have their small group day before we ALL come together on Thursday, September 2nd.
Dr. Gibbs is planning to give an update on Monday regarding our return date. We want to make sure everyone knows that regardless of when school resumes, only students who were supposed to attend Friday will attend our first day back. All students will attend on the second day.
This is definitely not the start of the year we were hoping for, but we are hopeful that we will have a class full of happy faces again soon. Please reach out if you have questions.