Bells to ring August 21 at East Holmes

School will be back in session at East Holmes on August 21.

School will be in session for the first full day on Tuesday, August 21.
Any parents with children attending East Holmes Schools for the first time and who have not registered them should do so as soon as possible. Buildings are open between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. High School or Middle School students should register at Hiland High School. Flat Ridge students should register at Wise Elementary. All other East Holmes elementary students should register at the appropriate building. Parents will need a child’s birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency to register.

Any questions should be directed to the elementary building nearest your home or Hiland High School, if applicable. District telephone numbers are:
East Holmes Administration Office ……. 330-893-2610
East Holmes Information Hotline ………. 330-893-4183
Berlin Elementary …………………………… 330-893-2817
Bus Garage …………………………………….. 330-893-2718
Bus Garage Office …………………………… 330-893-2610
Chestnut Ridge Elementary ………………. 330-893-2413
Flat Ridge Elementary ……………………… 330-893-3156
Hiland High & Middle School ………….. 330-893-2626
Mt. Hope Elementary ………………………. 330-674-0418
Walnut Creek Elementary …………………. 330-893-2213
Winesburg Elementary …………………….. 330-359-5059
Wise Elementary ……………………………… 330-893-2505
Website ………………………………… www.eastholmes.org

East Holmes Schools is using a notification system to inform parents of school closings, emergencies and events. If you have not previously completed an ALERTNOW form, these are available from the Secretary at your School. This will allow you to receive a telephone, text message or e-mail notice.

Details will be provided to parents by the individual building Principals concerning schedules and teacher assignments.
Kindergarten students will be picked up and returned home on the regular bus routes beginning as follows: Berlin, Walnut Creek and Winesburg on Wednesday, August 22; Flat Ridge and Chestnut Ridge on Thursday, August 23; Mt. Hope on Friday, August 24.

School opening and closing times are set according to the time schedule below:
Berlin Elementary……………………….. 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Chestnut Ridge Elementary………….. 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Flat Ridge Elementary…………………. 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hiland High & Middle School … 7:45 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Mt. Hope Elementary …………….. 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Walnut Creek Elementary…………….. 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Winesburg Elementary …………… 7:40 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Wise Elementary ………………………… 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lunch prices for the 2018-2019 school year are $2.65 per meal for elementary students; $3 per meal for students attending Hiland High & Middle School. Milk prices are $.50 per carton.

The Breakfast Program is available at all East Holmes Local Schools for the 2018-2019 school year. The cost of breakfast will be $1.50 for students.

The 2018-2019 school calendar includes 180 days in which school is open for instruction. There will be no school on September 3 (Labor Day). A professional in-service day is planned for October 19 and school is not in session on that day. Parent-teacher conferences will be held October 30 & November 1 (evening- K-12) and November 2 (day). Elementary students and Hiland 7th and 8th grade will not attend school November 2. There will be no school November 22, 23, 26 for Thanksgiving. Christmas break is scheduled for December 24-January 1, with classes back in session on January 2, 2019. There will be no school on January 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). A professional in-service day is scheduled for February 18 and school is not in session on that day. Spring break is scheduled for March 25-29. The last day of school for students for the 2018-2019 school year is May 24, 2019.

Parents and students are invited to get a look at their classroom areas before the first day. The following Open House events are scheduled:
Berlin …………………………….. August 16 — 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Chestnut Ridge ……………….. August 20 — 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Flat Ridge ………………………. August 16 — 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Hiland ………………………………… August 20 — 7 – 8 p.m.
Mt. Hope ………………………… August 20 — 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Walnut Creek ………………….. August 16 — 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Winesburg ………………………. August 16 — 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Wise ………………………………. August 16 — 6 – 7:30 p.m.
For a list of school supplies for each elementary class at East Holmes, check out the lists on pages 10 and 11 of the August 8 edition The Budget.

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