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Daviess County School District Announces Start-of-School Schedule

dcps1 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/26/13) – Parents and students are encouraged to attend the following events posted below. For more information, contact the school your child will attend. Students who are new to the district (first time attending a DCPS school) may register between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily at their school (call school for appointment). The following documents are required: Birth certificate, Social Security card, medical exam, Kentucky immunization certificate, Kentucky eye exam, dental exam and proof of address.
 
Call your school at the numbers listed or the DCPS Central Office at 270- 852-7000 for more information.
 
The first day of school for DCPS students is Wednesday, Aug. 7.
 
Elementary Schools
 
Audubon Elementary School – 270-852-7150
Preschool orientation – 6 to 7 p.m. July 29
Kindergarten orientation – 6 p.m. July 30
Back to school picnic – 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1
Open house and orientation for grades P1-5 – 6 p.m. Aug. 13
 
Burns Elementary School – 270-852-7170
Preschool orientation – 4 to 6 p.m. July 31
Open registration - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1 for grades 1-5
Kindergarten orientation – 6 p.m. Aug. 1
 
Country Heights Elementary School – 270-852-7250
Kindergarten orientation – 6 p.m. July 31
Back-to-school picnic – 4 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1
Grades K-1 parent information meeting – 6 p.m. Aug. 15
Grades 2-3 parent information meeting – 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15
Grades 4-5 parent information meeting – 7 p.m. Aug. 15
 
Deer Park Elementary School – 270-852-7270
Preschool orientation – 10:30 a.m. or noon July 30
Kindergarten jump start – 8 to 11 a.m. July 31
Kindergarten parent meeting – 11 a.m. to noon July 31
First grade parent only night – 6 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1
Second grade parent only night – 6:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 1
Primary open house – 5:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 5
Intermediate open house – 6:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5
 
East View Elementary School – 270-852-7350
Preschool orientation – 4 to 6 p.m. July 30
Registration packet pick-up, fee payment and school supply sale – 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 30 forgrades 1-5
Kindergarten parent orientation – 4:30 p.m. Aug. 1, followed by classroom visits
Open house – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 – Return registration packets, sign up for clubs, set up lunch accounts, buy school supplies.
Head Start orientation – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 1
“Leaders meet future leaders” (EVES staff will meet/greet students and families in their neighborhoods with special treats) – 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 5
Grades 3-5 parent orientation – 6 p.m. Aug. 19
Grades 1-2 parent orientation – 6 p.m. Aug. 20
 
Highland Elementary School – 270-852-7370
Fifth-grade picnic – 5:30 p.m. July 29 at Yellow Creek Park
Kindergarten orientation – 6 p.m. July 30
Preschool orientation – 5:30 p.m. July 31
PTO Early Bird supply sale – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 1
Back to school celebration – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1
Kindergarten jump start – 8 to 10 a.m. Aug. 2 (NOTE: Highland schedule may change because of construction taking place at the school. Please call 852-7370 to confirm events.)
 
Meadow Lands Elementary School – 270-852-7450
Kindergarten Jump Start – 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. July 29-30
“Meet in the Meadows” – Staff will make home visits to MLES families with welcome packets and special treats – July 31
Back to school Family Night – 5 p.m. Aug. 1 for kindergarten; 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1 for grades 1-5
Family picnic and PTO meeting – serving at 5 p.m. Aug. 22; meetings in classrooms at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22
 
Sorgho Elementary School – 270-852-7470
Preschool orientation – 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 29
Back to school open house – 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 1
Kindergarten orientation – 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12
Fifth-grade orientation – 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12
First-grade orientation – 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15
Second-grade orientation – 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15
Third-grade orientation – 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19
Fourth-grade orientation – 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19
 
Southern Oaks Elementary School – 270- 852-7570
Kindergarten screening – 9 to 11 a.m. July 29
Back to school bash – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1
 
Tamarack Elementary School – 270-852-7550
“Rock the Block” back to school home visit blitz – begins at 11:30 a.m. July 31
Open house for preschool, grades 1-5 and special services – 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5
 
West Louisville Elementary School – 270-852-7650
Summer art camp – July 30
Back to school Family Scavenger Night – 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 (Families will search through WLES to gather important information for school year and meet our staff)
Tigers Tour the Town – Aug. 6 – Half-day bus tour – Staff will tour the WLES district to meet and greet families at different points along the route
 
Whitesville Elementary School – 270-852-7670
Make-up kindergarten screening – 8 a.m. July 31
Kindergarten jump start – 8:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 2
Kindergarten and first-grade parent orientation – 5 p.m. Aug. 5
Back-to-school picnic – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5
Grades 2-3 parent orientation – 6 p.m. Aug. 12
Grade 4 parent orientation – 6 p.m. Aug. 13
Grade 5 parent orientation – 6 p.m. Aug. 15
 
Middle Schools
 
Burns Middle School – 270-852-7400
Open registration – 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. July 29-30
Sixth-grade jumpstart for students and parents – 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 1
Schedule pickup for grades 7-8 (includes fee payments and yearbook distribution) – 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 1; 7 a.m. to noon Aug. 2
 
College View Middle School – 270-852-7500
New student registration – Daily beginning July 29
Grade 6 orientation – 8:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 1
Grades 7-8 schedule pickup – 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1 and 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 2
 
Daviess County Middle School – 270-852-7600
New student registration – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 29
Grade 8 schedule pick-up – 8 to 10 a.m. July 31
Grade 7 schedule pick-up – 10 a.m. to noon July 31
Grade 6 schedule pick-up – 1 to 3 p.m. July 31
Grade 6 Plan for Success – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 1
Grade 6 back-to-school picnic – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13
Grades 7-8 back-to-school picnic – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20
 
High Schools
 
Apollo High School – 270-852-7100
Freshman fee payments – 2 to 7 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1
Fee payments for grades 10-12 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1
Freshman orientation – 8:15 a.m. to noon Aug. 2
 
Beacon High School – 270-852-7200
Fee payment – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2
Back-to-school picnic (serving hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and soft drinks) with school tours and opportunity for students and families to meet staff – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5
 
Daviess County High School – 270-852-7300
Schedule pickup and fee payment – 8 a.m. to noon July 30-Aug. 2; and 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 1. During fee week, parents may pay school fees, learn about bus schedules, pay lunch accounts, join PAWS (parent/student organization) and sign up as a parent volunteer.

Senior parking and lockers – 8 a.m. to noon July 30. Seniors must show valid Kentucky drivers license, pay fees in full, and provide license plate number. $5 parking fee.
Junior and senior parking and lockers – 8 a.m. to noon July 31. Students must show valid Kentucky drivers license, pay fees in full, and provide license plate number. $5 parking fee.

Freshman orientation – 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 1. Orientation includes locker assignments. Freshman parent meeting begins at 8 a.m. in the DCHS auditorium.
Sophomore locker assignments – 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 2.
 
Dennis Beard
SurfKY News

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