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by kyle spade
messenger & republican
Students across Alfalfa County have begun to prepare for school. The first step for most of the students is enrollment.
Cherokee’s enrollment is set for Thursday, Aug. 6. Elementary enrollment will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the grade school; high school will be from 8 a.m. to noon; and junior high from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Burlington’s enrollment starts at 9 a.m. for seniors; 10 a.m. for juniors; 11 a.m. for sophomores and 1 p.m. for freshman on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade will enroll on the first day of school.
Aline-Cleo has their enrollment on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4. Pre-k through sixth will enroll between 9 a.m. and noon Monday, Aug. 3 and seventh through 12th grade can enroll between 9 a.m. and noon Tuesday, Aug. 4.
Timberlake enrollment times were unavailable as of press time.
Cherokee fifth grade class will experience a change by the classroom moving from the junior high portion of the high school back to the elementary building.
Another change that parents need to be aware of is that the pre-kindergarten at Cherokee will be split into two classes. Teaching those classes are Janet Hester and Stephanie Weve.
Back to school night will be held Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the elementary for grades pre-k through fifth from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and at the high school for sixth through 12th grades from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The superintendent’s office is now located in the office formerly used by the principal.
A change that elementary parents need to be aware of is morning drop off will be through the circle drive in front of the elementary school. Vehicles will enter at the south end and exit at the north exit. There will be no passing other vehicles in the circle drive for the safety of the students. Afternoon pickup will be through the circle drive for grades pre-k through fifth. Cars will line up on 8th Street or 10th Street turning on to Nebraska Avenue and enter the south entrance.
Teachers will be stationed at the drive to load students quickly and efficiently. Again no passing other vehicles in the circle drive.
Times and locations for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten dismissal will be subject to change after construction is finished.
For safety reasons, the school is asking all parents to park on the west side of the high school to avoid excessive traffic around the buses when school lets out. The street on the south side of the school will be closed to everyone but buses.
The school recently purchased a house built by Autry Technology Center, it is being moved and will be placed at 308 Main Street. This house will serve as a teacherage.
The school always deals with housing when they try to hire new teachers and this is a way to attract teachers.
For additional information, see on Page 3 of our Paper.