Mississinawa ready for new school year

UNION CITY – The school officials of the Mississinawa Valley School District have announced the opening of school for the 2014-2015 school year to be Aug. 26.  Student day schedule starting time is 8 a.m. for all grades and dismissal (K-6) is 2:30 p.m. and (7-12) is 2:53 p.m.

Students and parents who are new residents to the Mississinawa Valley Local School District are encouraged to register for school prior to opening.  Registration for new students will be held through Aug. 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For questions about registration call 968-4464 ext. 2012.  Birth certificate, proof of residence, health/immunization records and academic records should be presented at registration.  Any custody papers if applicable are needed at that time too.

Kindergarten students enrolled this past spring will begin Aug. 26; the same day as all students.  If you have not previously registered your child for Kindergarten, please do so immediately.  Kindergarten will be in session all day every day.

Students who walk, drive or are brought to school by parents should arrive not more than 15 minutes before these starting times.

Lunch prices this year will be $1.85 per day for students in grades PK-8 and $2 per day for students in grades 9-12.  Lunches are $2.20 (less drink) per day for adults.  Breakfast will also be offered to students in grades PK-12 at $1; reduced @ $.30. Student’s milk will be $.50 per carton.  There is a closed noon hour for students.

Application forms are distributed to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians and available on the school website.  To apply for each free or reduced-price benefit, households should fill out the application and return it to school.

Bus routes and pick up times can be viewed on the doors at the main entrance to the building.  If you have any questions regarding the routes or pick-up times, call the school at 968-4464, ext. 2451 and ask for Jim Atchley, superintendent.


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