Monday, September 24, 2018
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It’s time to go back to school

Classes start Thursday, Aug. 18.

A teacher in service means students have an extra day before school starts.

Classes begin Thursday, Aug. 18, instead of Wednesday, Aug. 17 as initially planned, so teachers can review and discuss state test results during an in service.

The school’s annual open house, to which students, parents and the public, are invited will be Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 5:30-8 p.m.

On the first day of school, Gothenburg junior and senior high school students will begin classes at 8:15 a.m. and elementary youngsters at 8 a.m.

Secondary students start later because of access time which allows students to meet with teachers for a half hour before school starts each day.

Junior and senior high students will meet the first day in the performing arts center for a general assembly at 8:15 a.m.

Dudley Elementary students, K-3, will meet in the PAC at 9:45 a.m. and grades 4-6 will gather at 10:35 for a general assembly.

Classes will be dismissed at noon on Thursday and Friday.

Once classes are underway the following week, the junior-senior high will dismiss at 3:30 p.m. and the elementary at 3:15 p.m.

Kindergartners start with half-day classes—from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.—until Tuesday, Sept. 6, when they begin full days.

Teachers return to school Monday through Wednesday for in-service days. On Monday, guest speaker and humorist Dr. Stuart Robershaw will perform at 9:05 a.m. in the PAC.

New teachers have orientation this Friday.

When taking children to school, parents are asked to drop off and pick up elementary students in front of the school on Avenue G while traveling north on the street.

Drop-off and pick-up for junior-senior high students is in front of the junior-senior high building on Avenue I.

Elementary students should not be picked up and dropped off by parents at the high school entrance because of safety reasons.

Children are reminded to use the crosswalks in front of the high school and elementary buildings.

Administrators also request that non-bus-riding Dudley students not arrive at school earlier than 7:50 a.m.

Busses will drop off and pick up students on the north side of the elementary.

Line up for Dudley students, at the doors to the building, is as follows:

Fifth and sixth graders south of the north parking lot.

Fourth grade on the east side of the elementary wing.

Second and third grade on the south playground.

Kindergarten through first grade on the north playground.

Early dismissals will air on KRVN radio, on television stations KNOP, NTV and KOLN-KGIN and through the district’s ConnectEd telephone and e-mail system.

Any child in seventh grade, kindergarten or new to the district is required to have current immunizations and physical examinations before school begins. Immunization records must be submitted for enrollment.

For more information, contact school nurse Annie Cornwell at 537-3651, ext. 2126.

Students wanting to eat lunch at school must make sure accounts are paid. Hot lunch prices increased a dime Monday to $1.45 for elementary ($6.75 a week) and $1.75 for grades 7-12 ($8.25 per week). Adults will now pay $2.25.

Breakfast/brunch remains the same at 50 cents.

Contact business manager Kay Streeter at 537-3651, ext. 3, to apply for free or reduced-price meals.

Students involved in athletic activities must buy an activity ticket. The $30 cost admits them to all home athletic events except state-sponsored or specified conference events scheduled at Gothenburg High School.

Adult season passes are available for $25 for fall events and $35 for winter season events for Gothenburg home contests.

Passes are available from secretary Barb Franzen in the superintendent’s office.

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