HCS releases date changes for pre-school activities

Hosting Monday night's Facebook Live forum from left, Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed, Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland, Elementary Principal Christy Bice and Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson.

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville City School administrators have announced changes to previously dated pre-school events, to coordinate with pushing back the start of school to Aug. 20.

During a Facebook Live conference on Monday,  July 27,  principals from each school in the HCS district noted changes in dates.

Elementary Principal Christy Bice began by saying that class list postings remain on July 31, but that pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade lists will be posted on the east entrance doors, while third grade postings will be at the west side entrance doors.

Fourth and fifth grade students will pickup their schedules that day, with 4th grade from 8 a.m. until noon and 5th grade from noon until 3 p.m., Bice noted.

Meet and greet for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten parents will be Thursday, Aug. 13. The back to school parade will be held that evening at 6:30 p.m., Bice continued.

Locker and schedule days for the middle and high schools have been moved to Thursday, Aug. 13. At the middle school, 7th grade students can come to the school from 9 -10:30 a.m. entering the parking lot from the 20th Avenue side closest to the middle school. This pickup for locker assignments and schedules will be curb-side with the assistance of teachers. Students are encouraged to exit the parking lot across from the high school football stadium, noted Principal Bo Wilcoxson.

8th grade students can do the same from noon until 1:30 p.m.

Since 6th grade students will be newcomers to campus, Wilcoxson advised they will be able to attend open house for picking up  schedules, trying out  lockers and meeting teachers.  Students with last names A-F need to come 5:30-6 p.m., followed by G-O 6:15-6:45 p.m. and P-Z 7-7:30 p.m, Wilcoxson further explained.

At the high school, senior portraits will be made on Aug. 12-13 from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day, noted Principal Davey Reed.

9th grade students will have orientation to receive their parking pass and receive locker assignments on Thursday, Aug. 13. They will be divided into groups of 40 to tour the campus but then will be divided into smaller groups in order to enter classrooms, Reed explained. Drive through will be available for grades 10-12 the same day.

Lockers at both the middle school and high school will be free of charge this year, administrators said.

This Thursday, July 30 will be the next Meals to Go, where students can go through the drive-through at the high school as was done back in the spring. Students must be in their vehicle in order to receive the food, stressed Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland.

Orientation for students  planning to do virtual learning the first nine weeks of school, will be on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at each school, Dr. Sutherland said. At this time, students can learn about checking out mobile or virtual devices for use in their home studies. Parents or family members of these students are urged to attend this orientation, she stressed.

New teachers will arrive on campus on Friday, July 31. Institute day for teachers will begin on Aug. 3, which is  the first day back for all teachers.

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