Columbia County pupils can get a feel for the new school year during the school system’s open houses Thursday and Friday.
“They get to meet their teachers and become a little more familiar with the school building if they haven’t already attended that school,” Deputy Superintendent Sandra Carraway said.
Parents can meet teachers and show their children around the school. Bus drivers also will be at each school to answer any questions that parents might have, Carraway said.
School supply lists will be handed out for pupils who still need to pick up items.
Open house for elementary school pupils is 5-7 p.m. Friday.
Open house for middle school pupils has been split into two days. The sixth grade open houses are scheduled for 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, and seventh and eighth grades are scheduled for 3:30-6:30 p.m. Friday.
For high school students, open house is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Pupils will be given textbooks for the upcoming school year in their designated classrooms, Carraway said.
Though students have already received their schedules, Carraway said, they’ll get to map out where their classes are during open house.
Students also will find out if there are requirements for each class.
“For high-school and middle-school students, they get to find out the other students who are in their classes,” Carraway said. “It’s a social event as much as it is a back-to-school event.”
If a pupil has not yet been registered for school, Carraway recommends that parents do that before open house or on Monday.
“It would really be best for them to make contact with the school prior to open house,” Carraway said. “They won’t have to wait.”
For information about specific schools, visit www.ccboe.net.