District 56 announces a few changes for the 2017-2018 school year

Aug 03 Written by  STAFF REPORTS

The time for the start of the 2017-2018 school year is approaching fast and District 56 will have a few changes for the coming year.

-All students start school on Thursday, August 17.

-All elementary schools will start class at 7:45 AM each morning.

-All 4- and 5-K students will report to school on August 17. All child development center (4K) and 5K students will report on the first day of school.

-The district will be in school on the day of the solar eclipse, Monday, August 21. Every school will have special activities prior to the eclipse as well as opportunities for students to go outside and view the eclipse with their class provided:

     -Parents sign a form granting the school permission to take their child outside to view the eclipse.

     -All students given parent permission to observe the eclipse will be given special eyewear.

     -4K students will be dismissed at 11:45 AM that day.

     -District 56 will offer early dismissal at 1:00 PM for students whose parents/guardians want to attend the City of Clinton’s “Total Eclipse on the Rails” event from 1:00 - 5:00 PM.

Last modified on Thursday, 03 August 2017 23:04