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School bells about to ring
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Soon-to-be kindergartener Russel Myers poses with wings as one of the newest Eagles at Morrison School’s open house on Thursday. The colorful display says, “Spread your wings and see how far you fly!” - photo by Lacy Garrison

The dawn of a new school year awaits. The first day of school is this Wednesday, Aug. 7.

If you are a parent, guardian or staff member, here are just a few updates and suggestions on how to navigate in and around school campuses as your child begins the 2019-20 school year.

“It is always an exciting time when school starts back and all of our students and staff come back to school and we’re especially excited to welcome all our pre-K and kindergarten students who will be attending school for the very first time,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox. “Welcome back to all and let’s work together to make this school year great for everyone.”

Construction continues at Bobby Ray Elementary, Warren County Middle School, and West Elementary. Please be aware of changes in traffic patterns and construction that are ongoing.

Traffic always increases around schools when school starts so be aware of students waiting on school buses and cars traveling to and from school campuses. It’s always heavy for the first few weeks but tends to smooth out as everyone gets back into a normal routine.

Due to the traffic congestion at Warren County High School and Hickory Creek Elementary, consider leaving early and expect some delays. At Warren County High School, speed bumps have been installed in the student parking lot area so that will slow the traffic coming off the street. Be patient during the first few days of school.

The school system has installed a new Voice Over IP (VOIP) phone system over the summer so some phone numbers have changed. Make sure you get your school’s direct line phone number so you can contact your child’s school.