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Back to the books at Dist. 20

Classes begin on Friday, Aug. 15, this year

The long, lazy days of summer are at an end for District 20 students.

Classes start up again Friday, Aug. 15, at 8 a.m. for Dudley Elementary students and at 8:15 a.m. for junior and senior high students.

During a Back-to-School night open house on Wednesday, Aug. 13, Dudley Elementary class lists will be posted outside rooms. School personnel will be available to direct students to home rooms.

The open house is from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Ninth graders and their parents will meet for orientation at 7 p.m. in the performing arts center in the high school.

A carnival and games for kids, K-4, will be offered on the west practice field during the event.

On the first day of school, junior and senior high students will meet in the performing arts center for a general assembly at 8:15 a.m.

Dudley Elementary students, grades 4-6, will gather at 9:45 a.m. in the PAC for a general assembly. Grades K-3 will meet at 10:35 a.m.

Classes will be dismissed at 2 p.m. the first day of school on Friday, Aug. 15.

School resumes at the regular time, on Monday, Aug. 18, and will dismiss at 3:20 p.m. for elementary and 3:30 p.m. for junior and senior highers.

Kindergartners start with fewer hours. They will go from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. through Aug. 31 and will begin full days on Sept. 2.

New teachers reported to school Monday for a week of orientation. Other teachers return on Monday, Aug. 11, for training and inservice until schools starts.

Once school begins, parents taking children to school are asked to drop off and pick up elementary students in front of the school on Avenue G while traveling north on the street.

Other drop off/pick up areas can be accessed from Avenue I by turning west onto 13th St. (the area is between Avenues H and I) and by using the west parking lot.

Drop off and pick up for junior-senior high students is in front of the junior-senior high building on Avenue I.

Because of safety reasons, elementary students should not be picked up and dropped off by parents at the high school entrance.

While walking to the school building, students are reminded to use the crosswalks in front of the high school and elementary buildings.

Administrators also request that non-bus-riding Dudley students not arrive at school earlier than 7:50 a.m.

Busses will drop off and pick up students on the north side of the elementary.

Line up for Dudley students, at the doors to the building, is as follows:

Fifth and sixth graders at the entry doors south of the north parking lot.

Fourth grade on the east side of the elementary wing.

Second and third grade on the south playground.

Kindergarten through first grade on the north playground.

Early dismissals will air on KRVN radio, on television stations KNOP, NTV and KOLN-KGIN and through the district’s ConnectEd telephone and e-mail system.

Any child in seventh grade, kindergarten or new to the district is required to have current immunizations and physical examinations before school begins. Immunization records must be submitted for enrollment.

For more information, contact Lori Kolbo at 537-3651, ext. 2.

Students involved in athletic activities must buy an activity ticket. The $30 ticket admits them to all home athletic events except state-sponsored or specified conference events scheduled at Gothenburg High School.

Adult season passes are available for $25 for fall events and $35 for winter season events for Gothenburg home contests.

Those passes are available from secretary Barb Franzen in the superintendent’s office.

For more information, contact the school at 537-3651, ext. 1.

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