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Janet M. Serino, superintendent of the Wyoming Area School District, announces schools will reopen for students for the 2017-18 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

The district’s breakfast program will begin Sept. 5 for elementary students at 8:20 a.m. and at 7:20 a.m. for secondary students. Breakfast will also be available on early dismissal days. Full breakfast and lunch program will begin Thursday, Sept. 7.

Tuesday, Sept. 5, and Wednesday, Sept., 6, are early dismissals. Elementary will dismiss at 12:15 p.m. and secondary will dismiss at 11 a.m. Teachers will remain for professional development.

Parents are reminded the school day begins at 8:35 a.m. and concludes at 3:35 p.m. for elementary students and begins at 7:45 a.m. and concludes at 2:29 p.m. for secondary students.

Notice will be sent home regarding the Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM).

The calendar for the 2017-18 school year can be found on the district website at www.wyomingarea.org.

Elementary

Wyoming Area Elementary Schools announced the opening day procedures for the 2017-18 school year.

Wyoming Area Elementary Schools will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 5. Parents who have not yet registered children are encouraged to do so before the first day of school. Registration for all students, kindergarten through 12th grade will take place at the Secondary Center, Memorial Street, Exeter. Call 570-655-2836, ext. 2359.

Arrival: Student arrival is at 8:35 a.m. Breakfast program begins at 8:35 a.m. All students must report to their homeroom by 8:55 a.m. Students arriving after this time will be marked tardy. Instruction begins at 9 a.m.

Dismissal: Student dismissal is at 3:35 p.m. There is early dismissal Tuesday, Sept. 5, and Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 12:15 p.m.

Breakfast/lunch: Breakfast will begin the first day of school. The lunch program will start on the third day of school. All students who had free and reduced lunch last year will receive meals until Oct. 1. Parents who have not received a letter stating they have been approved for free/reduced meals via Direct Certification for this school year 2017-18 must submit a new application by Sept. 29. Breakfast will be served on all early dismissal days.

Classroom assignments: Due to confidentiality concerns, students’ and teachers’ names will not be published. Students will report to designated areas in their assigned building for teacher assignment. Teachers will guide the students as they enter their assigned building.

Teacher assignment for grades one to six will not be given over the phone prior to the first day of school.

Kindergarten

Wyoming Area has full-day kindergarten. All kindergarten students should wear the name tags received during summer orientation building visits. Bus riders also will wear bus tags given on the first day of school. These tags should be worn for the first two weeks. If you were unable to attend kindergarten registration, contact the school to secure name tags.

Arrival: Students should arrive at the kindergarten center, 50 Penn Ave., Exeter, between 8:35 at 8:55 a.m. For the first day of school, students will enter the school through the main entrance and will be directed to their classrooms. Teachers and aides will be available to direct students to assigned areas. Kindergarten students received their teacher assignment at the orientation visit. Parents are asked to say goodbye to their children at the entrance.

Drop off/pick-up: Students will enter the building through the front door. Buses drop off and pick up on Penn Avenue. Bus students are dismissed through the east end doors of the school and are escorted to their buses. Parents may drop car riders on Memorial Street and walk them to the door.

After school, parents are asked to park on Memorial Street. Parents will proceed to the main entrance to meet their car riders. Parents are reminded that they should not double park on Penn Avenue or Memorial Street.

The area directly in front of the kindergarten center is for buses and school vans only.

Parents/guardians are reminded to make every effort to notify the school in advance for changes in student dismissal. A note or phone call is best. Contact the school at least 25 minutes prior to the end of day to change transportation needs.

Primary

Students at Wyoming Area Primary Center, 55 Tenth St., Wyoming, arrive between 8:35 and 8:55 a.m.

Arrival: On the first day of school, primary students in grades one and three will report to the cafeteria for room assignments. Grade two will report to the gym for room assignment. Teachers and aides will be available to direct students to assigned areas. Parents are asked to say goodbye to their children at the entrance.

Drop off/pick-up: Parents transporting their children to school are to use the Tenth Street main entrance to enter the building. Tenth Street is one-way from Dennison Street to Butler Avenue. All traffic coming east on Tenth Street, toward the school from Monument Avenue, will be required to make a right hand turn onto Butler Avenue. Cones and signs will be in place to help funnel traffic.

The yellow curbed area directly in front of the school is reserved for students who will be exiting the car quickly. There are aides monitoring the front door to ensure that students enter the building and move to their assigned area.

Parents who require additional time to drop off a student or who need to enter the building for any reason should park their car on Butler Street or Tenth Street, across from the school.

A cross walk is available for students to cross the street.

At dismissal, grades one to three walkers will use the Dennison Street cafeteria doors. Parents are reminded they should not double park on Dennison Street or Clark Street.

All bus riders will arrive and depart through the back doors of the school at doors No. 1 and No. 3. Parents are not permitted to enter the rear of the school during arrival or dismissal times.

Parents/guardians are asked to make every effort to notify the school in advance of changes in student dismissal. A note or phone call is best. Contact the school at least 25 minutes prior to the end of school day to change transportation needs.

Traffic advisory

In addition, follow all traffic/parking laws; do not park facing the wrong direction of traffic on any of the surrounding streets. Parents also are asked to be mindful of neighbors’ driveways.