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

West School will be hosting the annual Back to School Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. We invite the families of our preschool through fifth grade students to attend the fair and visit the tables set up by local agencies, clubs and organizations. There will be free school supplies also. This event is put on by our hard working Newcomerstown Teachers' Association.

Open House for West School students will be Monday, Aug. 22 from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Students and their families are invited to come into the building, find their classroom and meet their teachers.

School starts for students on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Our 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. We 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.

When students arrive at school they should report to the cafeteria. Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria until 8:15 a.m. every day. Breakfast is FREE for ALL students.

The tardy bell will ring at 8:15 a.m. Please make sure that your student arrives on time.

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

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