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Marion County back to school information

By on August 2nd, 2012

In Marion County , with new students and new schedules this year, officials say  parents may wish to visit their child’s school during orientation sessions.

These events give parents and students the opportunity to become accustomed to their new or returning school outside normal class hours.  They also offer advance notice of class schedules, bus routes and stop times, extra-curricular activities, and other school-related opportunities.

Here’s a listing of orientation dates and times by school.  New students, especially kindergarten-aged children, may register for school now.

ELEMENTARY

Anthony                                   Aug. 17                        10AM-11:30AM

 

Belleview                                 Aug. 17                        11:30AM-1PM

 

Belleview-Santos                    Aug. 17                        8:30AM-10AM

 

College Park PreK & K           Aug. 15                        6PM-7PM

Grades 1-5      Aug. 16                        6PM-7PM

 

Dr. N. H. Jones                       Aug. 17                        1PM-2:30PM

 

Dunnellon                                Aug. 17                        10AM-11:30AM

 

East Marion                             Aug. 17                        8:30AM-10AM

 

Eighth Street                           Aug. 17                        10:30AM-Noon

Emerald Shores

Kindergarten               Aug. 17                        10AM

Grades 1-5                  Aug. 17                        10AM-11:30AM

Evergreen                               Aug. 17                        1PM-2:30PM

 

Fessenden                              Aug. 17                        10AM-Noon

 

Greenway  Kindergarten        Aug. 17                        11AM-12:30PM

Grades 1-5      Aug. 17                        11:30AM-12:30PM

 

Hammett Bowen                     Aug. 17                        10AM-11:30AM

 

Harbour View                          Aug. 17                        12PM-1PM

 

Madison Street Academy       Aug. 17                        1PM-2:30PM

 

Maplewood                             Aug. 17                        10AM-11:30AM

 

Marion Charter                        Aug. 17                        1PM-2:30PM

 

Marion Oaks                           Aug. 17                        2PM-3PM

 

McIntosh Area School            Aug. 17                        10AM-11:30AM

Oakcrest         PK-K               Aug. 14                        5:30PM-7PM

Grades 1-5      Aug. 16                        8AM-10AM

 

Ocala Springs                         Aug. 17                        1PM-2:45PM

 

Reddick-Collier                       Aug. 17                        1PM-3PM

 

Romeo                                    Aug. 17                        10AM-Noon

 

Saddlewood                            Aug. 17                        1PM-3PM

 

Shady Hill  New students        Aug. 17                        10:30AM-11AM

Others                 Aug. 17                        11AM-1PM

 

South Ocala                            Aug. 17                        11AM-1PM

@ Howard Acad.        Aug. 17                        11AM-1PM

Sparr                                       Aug. 17                        10:30AM-11:30AM

 

Stanton-Weirsdale                  Aug. 17                        9:30AM-11AM

 

Sunrise                                    Aug. 17                        1PM-2:30PM

Ward Highlands                      Aug. 17                        1PM

Wyomina Park                        Aug. 17                        8AM-9:30AM

COMBINATION

Fort McCoy                            Aug. 17                      9:30-11:00AM

Hillcrest School

New students              Aug. 17                        1PM

Others                         Aug. 17                        2:30PM

 

Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks

Aug. 17                        10AM-Noon & 2PM-4:30PM

MIDDLE

Belleview         6th graders       Aug. 17                        10AM-11:30AM

 

Dunnellon                             Aug. 16                      5PM-7PM

 

Fort King                                 Aug. 17                        2PM

 

Howard                                   Aug. 17                        11AM-1PM

Lake Weir                                Aug. 16                        4PM-6PM

 

Liberty                                     Aug. 17                        Noon-1:30PM

 

North Marion                           Aug. 17                        1PM-2:30PM

 

Osceola           6th graders       Aug. 17                        9AM-10:30AM

New 7th & 8th graders        Aug. 17                        9:15AM

 

HIGH

Belleview

10th – 12th graders      Aug. 15                        6PM

9th graders       Aug. 16                        6PM

 

Dunnellon                                Aug. 16                        5PM-7PM

 

Forest                                      Aug. 16                        3PM-5PM

 

Lake Weir                                Aug. 16                        10AM-11:30AM

 

MTI                                          Aug. 16                        5:30PM

 

North Marion                           Aug. 16                        3PM-4PM

 

Vanguard        new students

& 9th graders   Aug. 16                        5PM

 

West Port        new students   Aug. 18                        9:30AM-11AM

9th grade preview        Aug.   9                        8:30AM-2:30PM

(call 291-4000 to sign up)

 

Schools also hold open houses in the weeks following the first day of school.  For more information, contact each school directly. (Information in this story is from a Marion County schools news release.)


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