MOUNT VERNON — The start of a new school year is just around the corner — Wednesday, August 22 is the day most schools in the area resume classes. Those schools include Centerburg, Danville, East Knox, Knox County Career Center, Mount Vernon and St. Vincent de Paul. Fredericktown’s classes begin on Thursday, Aug. 23, and North Fork students return to school on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
Centerburg — Sixth-grade orientation is Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. High school/middle school open house Monday, Aug. 20, 6 to 8 p.m. Elementary open house Tuesday, Aug. 21, 6 to 8 p.m. No major changes in bus routes. Bell schedule: high school/middle school, 7:38 a.m. to 2:47 p.m. Elementary 8:27 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Lunch prices:Elementary, $2.25; high school/middle school, $2.50.
Note to parents: High school and middle school schedules can be picked up at the high school normal business hours.
Danville — There will be an open house in all buildings on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. School will start at 8 a.m. and end at 3 p.m., the same as last year. The bus routes will be the same as last year. Students are encouraged to be at the bus stop five minutes before pick up.
Lunch prices will remain the same: Lunch for grades K-5 is $1.75 and for grades six through 12, $2.00.
Note to parents: The Free and Reduced Meal Application will be distributed the first day of school. Parents need to complete this form and return the form to the school.
East Knox — Open house with new superintendent Steve Larcomb: Monday, Aug. 20, 5-6 p.m., kindergarten orientation and 6:30 to 8 p.m., middle school and high school open house; Tuesday, Aug. 21, grades one through four open house.
Classes for the high school and middle school are in session from 7:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Kindergarten boys attend school on Aug. 22 and the kindergarten girls on Aug. 23. All kindergarten students attend beginning Aug. 24.
Lunch prices: High school, $2.25; middle school, $2.20; and elementary, $1.75.
Note to parents: No fifth grade staggered start. Fifth-graders’ first day of school is Aug. 22, along with everyone else. Also, students will be permitted two scheduled bus stop locations.
Fredericktown — Sixth-grade orientation is Wednesday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. Ninth-grade and new student orientation is Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. Open house for all grades, kindergarten through 12, is Monday, Aug. 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. School hours for kindergarten through grade five are 8:50 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. Classes for grades six through 12 will be in session from 7:50 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.
Lunch prices: K-5, $2.35; 6-12, $2.60; reduced lunch, $.40. Milk; Kindergarten $.25; grades one through 12, $.50.
Breakfast prices: K-5, $1.25; 6-12, $1.50; reduced breakfast, K-112, $.30.
Note to parents: High school schedules may be picked up Aug. 15 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Middle school schedules will be available Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mount Vernon — Middle School classes have a new start time this year. They begin with home room at 7:40 a.m. and dismiss at 2:30 p.m. If students ride the bus to school, they should be at their bus stop 15 minutes earlier than last year’s time. High school classes start at 7:45 a.m. and end at 2:40 p.m.
For elementary school information, visit the individual building’s website.
Lunch prices are unchanged from last year: Elementary lunch, $2.25, elementary breakfast $0.80. Middle school lunch is $2.50 and breakfast is $1.00. High school lunch is $2.75 and breakfast is $1.00. For all schools; $0.40 reduced lunch, extra milk, $0.40, and the reduced breakfast is $0.30.
Note to Middle School parents: Mount Vernon Middle School students may pick up schedules on Friday, Aug. 17, anytime from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. School supply lists will be available at that time. There will be a WEB orientation for all sixth-grade students on Aug. 16 which lasts from 8 a.m. until noon. On Monday, Aug. 20, there will be an open house from noon to 3 p.m.
North Fork — The high school and middle school class hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2:16 p.m. Elementary hours are 9 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
Lunch prices: High school and junior high, $2.25; elementary, $2.00. School breakfast for all students will be free for all students.
Note to parents: Please make sure you get all the necessary paperwork in to your building secretary.
Note to Newton parents: Kindergarten Open House, Thursday, Aug. 23, 6:30 -7:30 p.m. If you have not received your child’s welcome letter, call Newton at 745-5982. PTO Open House grades one through six, Monday, Aug. 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Students can off supplies, see friends and enjoy some ice cream.
St. Vincent de Paul — Open house for Preschool 3 and Pre-K will be on Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Kindergarten through grade eight open house will be Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The open house for Preschool 4 is Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The school day will begin at 7:45 a.m. and end at 2:15 p.m.
Kindergarten will be half days, 7:45 to 11:30 a.m., on Aug. 22, 23, 24, 28 and 30. All day kindergarten will be Aug. 27, 29 and 31, and all-day every day beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Lunch prices are $2.60 per person and milk, if packing lunch, is 35 cents.
Note to parents: The only entry into the building after 8 a.m. will be through the parking lot doors. All doors will remain locked during the school day.