SW District to hold open house

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Southwest R-5 School District will hold a back-to-school open house at the school from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10.

Faculty and staff will be on hand to meet their students for the 2012-13 academic year. Elementary and middle school teachers encourage all students to bring their classroom back-to-school supplies during this event.

Middle school and high school students may pick up their schedules and locker assignments during the open house.

"This is an excellent opportunity for parents to meet all their child's teachers and find classrooms and lockers before the first day of school," said Bob Walker, Southwest District superintendent.

High school students may pick up schedules between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10. Freshmen orientation is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Aug. 10 in the high school commons area. All freshmen and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Fifth grade orientation will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 in the elementary and middle school cafeteria. Parents and guardians will be informed about middle school policies and schedules. All fifth grade students and their parents are urged to attend this informative event.

Back-to-school night for the remainder of students will be held on Friday, Aug. 10.

All bus drivers will be available to visit with families concerning bus routes and time of pick-up and delivery of student. Bus drivers will be in the library by the elementary school office.

New student registration will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Aug. 1 through Aug. 10. Kindergarten students to enrolled for the 2012-13 school year need to register during those times. New students and kindergarten students registering to attend classes in the district must have an original state birth certificate, immunization record, proof of residency, custody papers (if necessary) and the last report card from the student's previous school.

New students will not be enrolled during the back-to-school open house.

Sports physicals will be available to all student athletes starting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Cost of the physical is $5. Physicals are required for all students participating in sports at Southwest District.

Classes will begin at 8:05 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13.

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