Southern announces open house, orientation

Staff Report

August 27, 2013

RACINE — Open house and orientation for Southern Local Schools have been scheduled for the 2013-14 school year.

The district will begin school on Sept. 4.

Staff is report to the school on both Thursday, Aug. 29 and Friday, August 30 and also Tuesday, September 3 in preparation for the opening of classes.

The staff should report at noon Tuesday, September 3 and will stay for the Open House from 4-7 p.m. All staff should report at 7:45 a.m. Thursday and Friday and will work until 3 p.m.

The district would like to invite parents and students to its Open House which will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3.

“Although this is our traditional open house, this is not our ‘Grand Opening’ for the new high school,” said superintendent Tony Deem. “There are going to be numerous little things that will need to be done over the next few weeks, and before we invite the public in we want it to be perfect. Our final product will be something to be proud of, so when we do it, we want to do it right and celebrate the beautiful structure in an appropriate manner.”

Kindergarten orientation will be from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29. All kindergarten parents and their children should attend to discuss the procedures for bus pick-ups, class-rosters, school nutrition, school wellness and the new discipline system for the primary grades. Pick-up and drop off procedures will also be discussed. This meeting will be in the cafetorium.

The Title I and IDEA funding will hold a public meeting to discuss funding for the 2013-14 school year at 6 p.m. during the open house.

Pre-School Orientation will be during the regular school day Friday, Sept. 6. Students and parents can come to meet the preschool staff at this time in preparation for Pre-School which begins Sept. 9. No preschool students should report until Monday, Sept. 9.

Anyone with questions concerning the 2013-14 school year may contact the school at (740) 949-4222 or the bus garage at (740) 949-2811 for bus questions.