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Schools welcome parents and students to orientation

LENOIR, NC (August 18, 2018) — Parents contributed more than 55,000 volunteer hours last school year, and they are invited to be involved in their children’s education this school year beginning with school orientation.

First day of school is Monday, August 27…

Studies show that when parents are involved in their children’s education in positive ways their children score better on tests, are better behaved in the classroom and miss fewer days of school. Orientation is the first step in creating a successful pattern of parent involvement.

During an orientation or open house, schools provide student classroom assignments and/or students’ daily schedules. Parents have an opportunity to tour the school, meet their child’s teachers, and register to volunteer in the schools. Information centers are available to showcase programs, such as the before and after care program, parent organizations, breakfast and lunch program, and much more.

Parents receive a packet of information, to include parent announcements, calendars, handbooks, bus safety, etc., and student data forms to complete and return to the school. More importantly, students get to see their friends and new classmates before school officially starts.

Listed below are the start and end times for the school day and the orientation dates for elementary, middle and high schools:

SCHOOL Start & End Times Orientation Date/Times
     
Baton 8:00 am -2:40 pm August 23, 5:30-7 pm

Pre-K and Kindergarten by appointment

Collettsville 8:00 am – 2:40 pm August 23, 5-7 pm

Community meet and greet new principal

Davenport A+ School 8:00 am – 2:40 pm August 23

1:00-1:45 1st Session Pre-K

2:00-2:45 2nd Session Pre-K

3:00-4:30 K-2nd Grade

5:00-6:30 3rd-5th Grade

Dudley Shoals 8:00 am – 2:40 pm August 23, 3-5:30 pm (floating)
Gamewell Elem. 7:50 am -2:30 pm August 23, 4:00-6:00 pm
Gamewell Middle 8:05 am -3:05 pm August 23, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Gateway 8:30 am – 2:30 pm Orientation is done during individual Enrollment/Intake Appointment with Counselor
Granite Falls Elem. 7:50 am – 2:30 pm August 23, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Granite Falls Middle 8:05 am -3:05 pm 6th Grade Parent Night: Tues 8/21  7th Grade Parent Night: Wed 8/22  8th Grade Parent Night: Thurs 8/23  (All sessions start in the auditorium at the start time)
Happy Valley 8:00 am -2:40 pm August 23, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Hibriten 7:55 am – 2:55 pm August 22, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Horizons 7:15 am – 3:00 pm August 23, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Hudson Elem. 7:50 am – 2:30 pm August 23, 3:00 to 5:30 pm
Hudson Middle 8:05 am -3:05 pm August 23, 3:00 to 5:30 pm.
Kings Creek 8:00 am – 2:40 pm August 23, 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Lower Creek 8:00 am – 2:40 pm August 23, Three sessions to choose from: 3:30-4:30, 4:30-5:30, 5:30-6:30 in student’s classroom
Oak Hill 8:00 am – 2:45 pm August 23, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Sawmills 8:00 am – 2:40 pm August 23, 3:30 to 5:30 pm
SCHS 7:55 am – 2:55 pm August 24, 10 am for Freshman Orientation – Make-up ONLY
Valmead 8:00 am – 2:40 pm August 23, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
WCHS 7:55 am -2:55 pm August 21, 6:00 to 8:00 pm (Freshmen & New Students)
West Lenoir 8:10 am – 2:50 pm August 23, 5:30 to7:30 pm
Whitnel 8:10 am – 2:50 pm August 23, Three sessions: 2:00 till 3:00; 4:00 Till 5:00; 6:00 till 7:00. All Start in Gym with Parent Meeting. Pre-K to be TBD
William Lenoir 8:05 am – 3:05 pm August 21, 6th Grade (4:30 – 6:30) 7th/8th – Aug. 23 (4:30 – 6:30))

The Caldwell County School System summer work schedule concludes August 20. Regular operating hours resume – Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.