Haleyville Elementary making preparations for the start of school

HALEYVILLE - The countdown is on for the new school year, and Haleyville Elementary is preparing to welcome back students.

Class postings will be made Tuesday, July 30.  Parents can come at that time to find out who their child’s teacher will be for the upcoming school year and, for children in grades 4-5, pick up their class schedules.  The school will be open from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. for parents’ convenience.

On Monday, Aug. 5, there will be a mandatory 1st Class PreK parent orientation and preschool and kindergarten kickoff for parents and students at 5:30 p.m.  First Class PreK parent orientation will be held in Room 43, while regular PreK orientation will be held in Room 45.

The kickoff meeting for kindergarten parents will take place in the lunchroom.  Kindergarten students will go to the gym while the parents are in the meeting, and there will be many faculty-supervised activities set up for them to do while their parents are in the meeting.  

After the kindergarten meeting, parents will go to the gym to collect their children, and they will go as a family to their child’s classroom to meet their child’s teachers and drop off school supplies.

For 1-5 grade students, a meet and greet will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 4-7 p.m.  Students and their parents are encouraged to stop by to meet the teachers, drop off school supplies, deposit lunch money and pick up any necessary new car tags.

Speaking of school supplies, many parents have been pleasantly surprised by how much shorter their child’s school supply list is at Haleyville Elementary this year.  Parents are not being asked to purchase copier paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer or Clorox wipes  as in years past. 

Principal Christy Bice noted that the smaller lists were planned as a way to support parents.

“As a whole, our school system is wanting to make sure we are providing the best for our kids, but support our parents, as well.  For many, it is a struggle buying new clothes, new shoes, school supplies, etc.  We felt this was one area where we could better support our parents, so our school system took on the responsibility of providing these items,” Bice said.

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