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Johnson City Schools set to welcome back students

Contributed • Jul 29, 2019 at 8:08 PM

Johnson City Schools’ teachers, principals and staff, along with Superintendent Dr. Steve Barnett, will welcome students back on Monday, Aug. 5, with an abbreviated day. The arrival and dismissal schedules for Aug. 5 are as follows:

Science Hill High School — 7:40 to 11 a.m.

Liberty Bell Middle School — 7:40 to 11 a.m.

Indian Trail Intermediate School — 7:50 to 11:10 a.m.

Elementary schools — 8:15 to 11:30 a.m.

All schools will be in full session on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Normal school hours are as follows:

Liberty Bell — 7:40 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Science Hill — 7:40 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Indian Trail — 7:50 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Elementaries — 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

For the full school calendar, check www.jcschools.org/calendar. As students head back to school, it’s particularly important to obey traffic laws and drive safely in school zones.

• Be patient during drop-off and pick-up if you drive your student to school or drive near school. The roadways surrounding schools are congested during these times.

• Please be advised that as of July 1, it is illegal for drivers of any age to hold or physically support a cellphone with any part of one's body while driving.

• Be aware of students where there are no sidewalks along the road and when backing out of driveways.

• Watch for younger and less predictable children who may dart into the road.

• Stop and wait for school buses when red lights are flashing.

Here is a list of the events that will be happening at the 11 schools during the first few weeks of school:

Cherokee Elementary

Open House on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Fairmont Elementary

Aug. 5 — 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. for kindergarten parents in the cafeteria

The following are in the classrooms:

Aug. 6

• 5 p.m. 4th grade

• 6 p.m. 2nd grade

Aug. 8

• 5 p.m. 3rd grade

• 6 p.m. 1st grade

Aug. 15

• 6 p.m. Kindergarten

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, Fairmont will host a Parent Open House at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.

Lake Ridge Elementary

Open House on Friday, Aug. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Grade Level Parent Meetings:

Aug. 5

• 9 a.m., Kindergarten

• 1 p.m., Multi-age

• 1 p.m., 3rd grade

• 1:30 p.m., 2nd grade

• 2 p.m., 4th grade

Aug. 8

— 4 p.m., 1st grade

Mountain View Elementary

Open House on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. Parents and students have the opportunity to walk around to meet teachers and see their classrooms. There will also be representatives from different community agencies on hand in the lobby with information for parents.

North Side Elementary

Meet The Teacher: Thursday, Aug.1, from 4 to 6 p.m.

South Side Elementary

Open House on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. South Side will be having an ice cream social, so parents and students are able to drop in at any time during the event.

Towne Acres Elementary

Open House on Thursday, Aug. 1 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Woodland Elementary

Open House & Meet the Teacher (Grades K - 4) on Thursday, Aug. 1 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. followed by Popsicles and a Story with the Principal at 6:45 p.m. underneath our new playground sunshade (weather permitting; alternate popsicle & story location: underneath our front entrance awning).

Kindergarten Parent/Guardian Informational Meeting: Monday, Aug. 5, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. followed by a celebratory breakfast hosted by our kindergarten teachers and Woodland PTA.

Indian Trail Intermediate

Meet on Greet on Friday, Aug. 2:

• Noon to 2 p.m., 5th grade

• 9 to 10:30 a.m., 6th grade

Liberty Bell Middle

Open House on Monday, Aug. 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Science Hill High School

Freshmen Friday (Orientation for rising freshmen) Friday, Aug. 2, 9 to 11 a.m.

Meet and Greet on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 3 to 6:30 p.m.

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