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On Monday, Aug. 13, Whiteoak High School will hold an open house from 5-7 p.m.

During open house students will receive their schedules in the student center. They will also be able to purchase iPads in the library. The cost of the iPad is $335. The school will offer a payment plan. If you have purchased an iPad outside of school, bring it with you to have it set up for the school year. If you choose not to purchase an iPad on your own or through the school, there will be a $50 fee to use a school-owned iPad. All students will be issued an iPad.

Bus drivers will be available to meet the students and answer any transportation questions. Debbie Robertson, food service supervisor, will be present to answer questions and collect money for lunch accounts.

The lunch price this year is $2.60. Ala carte is available. Prices are listed on the school district website. Breakfast will be free to all students and starts at 7 a.m. A grab-n-go breakfast will be available.

School begins Aug. 16. High school times are 7:18 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bright Elementary will hold an open house Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 5-7 p.m. Students can come and meet your teachers. Bus drivers will be available for questions about bus routes and if you have questions concerning lunch accounts, Debbie Robertson will be available. The lunch price is $2.35. Breakfast will be free to all students and begins at 8:30 a.m.

The first day for students in grades one through six is Thursday, Aug. 16. School hours are 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Due to state required testing, students in kindergarten will start Aug. 23 for all boys and Aug. 24 for all girls with everyone in kindergarten starting Aug. 27. Teachers will be in contact to schedule testing.

Due to preschool screening, preschool students attending Mrs. Scott’s and Ms. Moore’s classes will begin on Monday, Aug. 20. Mrs. Farris’ class will begin Aug. 20 for Monday/Wednesday students and Aug. 21 for Tuesday/Thursday students.

If you have any questions contact the school office.

Submitted by Ted Downing, superintendent, Bright Local School District.

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