Warrensburg Central officials released details this week about school opening, they issued a reminder for parents and guardians to exclusively use the front entrance of the elementary school when picking up or dropping off students.
On Tuesday, Sept. 6, school starts for all Warrensburg Central students, from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade.
Before school begins, several events have been scheduled to help students transition back to school, according to Superintendent Tim Lawson.
Visitation day will be held for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students only on from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. Students and parents are invited to visit the classroom, meet the teachers, and have refreshments.
A picnic for 7th graders and their parents will be held Sept. 1, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the high school cafetorium.
On Tuesday, Sept. 6 only, students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten will have a shortened school day. The morning pre-kindergarten session is from 8 to 10 a.m.; the afternoon pre-kindergarten class is from noon until 2 p.m. On Sept. 6 only, kindergarten is from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. for bus students, with parent pick-ups at 11:35 a.m. On Wednesday, Sept. 7 and after, pre-k and kindergarten will follow their regular schedules.
The regular full-day schedule for students in first grade through sixth grade starts Sept. 6. The school day begins at 8:10 a.m., and ends at 2:50 p.m. for bus students and 2:55 for students who walk home.
All parents and students must enter the main front entrance of Warrensburg Elementary. For safety reasons, no student should be dropped in the back of the school. That area is for use by school buses and staff only. Parents can either drop their child at the front curb or park in the designated front parking lot and walk their child in. It is expected that the front circle area will be congested on the first day of school, so parents are urged to park on either Elm St. or Library Avenue for easier access. At dismissal, parents are to wait in the entrance foyer or outside the kindergarten or main entrances. Parents may enter the building to meet their children at 2:55 p.m.
High School schedule set
Students at Warrensburg High School start their day at 8 a.m. on Sept. 6. Students are to report to their first period class on Sept. 6, except for seventh and eighth graders, who will meet in the cafetorium for a brief assembly. An assembly for ninth-12th grade students will be held after the Junior High assembly. For safety reasons, parents are also reminded to drop off their high school students only in the designated areas.
Student schedules for grades 7 through 12 will tentatively be mailed Aug. 29. Students should bring their schedules to school on the first day. If changes are necessary, school counselors will be available on Sept. 6 to make adjustments.
The school district will be continuing its PRIDE program this fall. Students will have the expectations for behavior in the hallway, classrooms, on the bus, and in the cafeteria reinforced during the morning assembly.
All Varsity and Junior Varsity teams have begun practicing. Any student who would still like to try out for a team should contact Athletic Director Steve Nolan at 623-2861, ext. 227.
Modified practices will begin as follows: Football, Sept. 1, 3 to 5 p.m. at the high school; Field Hockey, Sept. 1, 3 to 5 p.m. at the high school; Soccer, Sept. 1, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the elementary school; Volleyball, Sept. 6, 3 to 4:15 p.m. at the high school, room 200. All athletes need a blue card, health status sheet and a participation form.
Required forms can be found at the school website, www.wcsd.org on the Athletics link.
Again this year, a shuttle bus will transport students who want to walk to the elementary school and then get bussed to the high school. This bus departs from the rear of the elementary school each morning at 7:40 a.m. In the afternoon, a shuttle will transport high school students to the elementary school at 2:55 p.m.
This year breakfast is $1.00 and lunch is $1.75. Reduced price lunch is 25 cents. If parents believe they qualify for free or reduced-price meals, they should complete the application form in the front of the Parent-Student Handbook, which each student will receive on the first day of school, and return the application to the cafeteria manager as soon as possible. The form is also available at the district website.
Parents and friends are encouraged to take advantage of all the information posted on the district website, from free and reduced lunch applications to school lunch menus to teachers’ assignments.