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WCS school opening details announced

WARRENSBURG - Area youth will be headed back to their studies soon as Warrensburg Central starts its classes Tuesday Sept. 8 for all students, from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Before school starts, however, a few events have been scheduled to help students transition to school.

There will be a special visitation day for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students Wednesday Sept. 2 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. These young students and their parents are invited to visit the classroom, meet the teachers, and have some refreshments.

A picnic for 7th graders and their parents will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 2 at the high school cafetorium.

On Tuesday Sept. 8 only, students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten will have a shortened school day. The morning pre-kindergarten children will attend from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the afternoon pre-kindergarten class will attend from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Kindergarten students will attend school on Tuesday Sept. 8 only from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. for bus students, with parent pick-ups at 11:35 a.m.

On Wednesday Sept. 9 and afterwards, pre-k and kindergarten classes follow their regular schedule. The pre-k morning session is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the afternoon pre-k session is from noon to 3 p.m. On Sept. 9 and after, kindergarten will attend a full day.

Elementary school schedule, details

The regular full-day schedule for students in first through 6th grades starts Tuesday Sept. 8. The school day begins at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 2:50 p.m. for bus students and 2:55 p.m. for those walking home. The front circle of Warrensburg Elementary is the main entrance to the school. Parents can either drop their child at the curb or park in the designated parking lot and walk their child in. It is expected that the front circle area will be congested on the first day of school, so parents are urged to park on either Elm St. or Library Ave. for easier access. All parents and students must come into the building through the main front entrance. For safety reasons, no student should be dropped in the back of the school. That area is for use by school buses and staff only.

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