Kiss summer vacation goodbye.
After a 74-day layoff, the Warren County School System resumes classes this Wednesday, Aug. 10. Start time is 7:45 a.m.
"We always like to remind people to leave a little early for the first few weeks of school," said Director of Schools Bobby Cox. "This is the same traffic pattern we've had for a while, but it takes some time for people to get in a routine and traffic always seems to be heavier the first few weeks. We're excited to get the school year underway and we hope everybody gets off to a good start."
Being on time is crucial because the school system has a new policy in place this year to address students who are habitually tardy or who frequently sign out early. The school day ends at 2:45 p.m.
After a frantic summer of construction, Cox said the expansion of Irving College School is ready for occupancy.
"The fire marshal has turned it over to us," said Cox.
Renovation work to the Bobby Ray Elementary gym won't be complete by Wednesday, but Cox said it shouldn't be too much longer before that project is done too.
Students will get their first vacation on Labor Day, Sept. 5.