The first day of school is right around the corner! Here is some important back to school information:

Open house for West School students will be Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Students and their families are invited to come into the building, find their classroom and meet their teachers.

School starts for students on Wednesday, Aug. 19.

West School doors will not be open before 7:30 a.m. When students arrive at school, they should enter either the front doors on Beaver Street or the back doors by the Art room and Cafeteria (off the back parking lot.) All other doors will be locked. They ask that parents do not come into the building and walk their child to their classrooms. Staff members will be out in the hallways to help students find their way. As part of our school safety plan- parents are permitted in the building only if they have signed in at the office and picked up a visitor's badge.

If students arrive before 8 a.m. they should report to the cafeteria. At 8 a.m., students will be dismissed to their homerooms. Breakfast will be served in each child's homeroom. All students are encouraged to eat breakfast at school. Breakfast is FREE for everyone! School lunch is also FREE for everyone this year.

The tardy bell will ring at 8:15 a.m. so please make sure that your student arrives in time to be in their homeroom by 8:15 a.m.

They are looking forward to another great school year! Please call with any questions or concerns you may have. The office phone number is 740-498-4151.

Here are some ways to keep up with school events and happenings throughout the year:

Visit the website at www.nctschools.org and click on West Elem. (The monthly newsletter can be found here.)

Sign up for Mrs. Peoples' West School messages! To receive messages via text, text @westsc to (740)-841-4261. To sign up for messages via email just send an email to westsc@mail.remind.com (you can leave the subject line blank)

You can also find us on Facebook- Newcomerstown West Elementary School.