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First full week of school begins

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Students arrive for the first day of school on Thursday, Aug. 15.

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Students arrive for the first day of school on Thursday, Aug. 15.

Classes were in session at Greeley County Schools beginning Thursday, August 15th. The first full week of school is August 19 through 22, with no school in session on Friday. “We’re off to a great start,” said Superintendent Stuart Holmes. “It’s great to have the students and teachers back in the building.” A back-to-school pool party was held August 15th for high school students, personnel and families, and was well-attended. This was sponsored by the Greeley County Boosters and Ashley’s Graphics. “Changes have been going smoothly, overall,” said Holmes. “We appreciate everyone’s cooperation.” One major change this year is in picking up and dropping off children at the school. This year, the east elementary school entrance will be only for private vehicles dropping off or picking up students. Parents and caregivers will stay in their cars and school staff will be on hand to guide students as needed. Buses will drop and pick up students on Lawrence Street in front of the elementary school. The buses will always be facing west, and people should remember never to pass a stopped school bus with the sign out from either direction. There are new no-parking signs in front of the school for morning and afternoon bus pick-up and drop-off times. Superintendent Holmes noted that the official student count day is September 20th. “We could be down a few students,” he added. “We will just have to wait and see.” The first day of fall sports practices was Monday, August 19th. The varsity tennis team plays at Cimarron on Thursday, August 29th, at 8:00 a.m. Another meet is scheduled for September 3rd, at Phillipsburg at 2:00 p.m. The JV tennis team will play at Scott City on Thursday, September 5, at 2:00 p.m. The high school volleyball team begins their season on Friday, August 30th, at Healy at 8:00 a.m. A home volleyball meet is scheduled for Tuesday, September 3rd, at 4:00 p.m. The annual football scrimmage is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 30th. The cross country team team’s first meet is on Saturday, September 7, at Leoti at 8:00 a.m. The Board of Education will meet Monday, September 9th, at 6:00 p.m. There will be no school on Monday, September 2, due to the Labor Day holiday, but school will be in session Friday, September 6th.
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