Important Back To School Notes

| August 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel Schools Back In Sessionback-to-school I

School Starts

Next week, most students in first through fifth, sixth, and ninth grades will begin classes on Monday, August 24. The staggered openings of secondary schools will give sixth- and ninth-graders a chance to get acclimated to their new surroundings before the remaining students return to class on Tuesday, August 25. Kindergarten and full-day prekindergarten students will also start school on a staggered schedule. Parent-teacher conferences will be held beginning August 24, with the three-day staggered entrance schedule beginning August 26.

Delayed Starts

Construction projects will delay the opening of 18 county schools. The following schools will open to students on Tuesday, August 25:

  • Bodkin Elementary
  • Brock Bridge Elementary
  • Central Elementary
  • Crofton Woods Elementary
  • Freetown Elementary
  • Georgetown East Elementary
  • Hillsmere Elementary
  • Hilltop Elementary
  • Lake Shore Elementary
  • Meade Heights Elementary
  • Oak Hill Elementary
  • Overlook Elementary
  • Pershing Hill Elementary
  • Rolling Knolls Elementary
  • Shady Side Elementary
  • Southgate Elementary
  • Sunset Elementary
  • Severna Park Middle School

Change Of Location

A replacement project at Pershing Hill Elementary School will find those students attending class in space at Meade Heights Elementary School. That arrangement will continue through the 2010-2011 school year.

Meal Price Increase

School meal prices increase While the price of school breakfasts will remain at $1.25 this year, the price of lunches at elementary and secondary schools will go up. Lunch will cost $2.25 at elementary schools and $2.50 at secondary schools. The reduced-price breakfast and lunch will be 30 cents for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch. The cost of milk remains 50 cents per carton. This year, 18 schools will offer free breakfast to all students. Students who wish to receive free or reduced price meals must have their SY 2009-10 Meal Benefit Application approved by Tuesday, October 6, 2009. The Division of Food & Nutrition Services is using a new, enhanced computer system to facilitate meal purchases this year. Students whose parents deposit money into an account can use their six-digit student identification number to purchase meals and a la carte items. Questions about the prepayment programs should be directed to the school a child attends. Last year, AACPS served more than 5 million lunches and 1 million breakfasts in schools. The system receives no county funds to operate our lunch and breakfast programs. Revenue for the program comes from food sales, federal reimbursements, and state funding.

Bus Schedules

This year, bus schedules are not being printed in the local paper. For detailed bus schedules, please click here.

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