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Hopkins County Back To School Activities

If you think the school year is coming way too fast, just imagine how Como-Pickton students and teachers felt Wednesday when classes started for the 2021-2022 school year. Cumby and Miller Grove will begin classes Aug. 12, with the students in the remainder of Hopkins County and Yantis schools slated to return to class next week.

Most class and supply lists, at least for elementary students, have been posted on the school district websites and social media accounts. Most districts’ most up-to-date return to school plans can be accessed on the district websites as well – some even have them posted on the school social media accounts as well.

Most schools also will be offering free breakfast and lunch meals, thanks to USDA. Free meals will continue to be offered for students as long as USDA continues to offer the program. However, all parents will still need to complete and return to school a Free and Reduced lunch application; that way should the program end during this school year, children who qualify for free or reduced lunches based on state and federal income guidelines will automatically receive the free or reduced price meals. Completing the ensures the school remains eligible for certain federal grants and funds that benefit the school. Students who bring lunch from home may purchase a milk. The free meals do not include a la carte items if they are available at the child’s school. Contact the child’s school regarding the free and reduce lunch applications.

Saltillo ISD will host Meet the Teacher from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 12. Classes will resume on Monday, Aug. 16. Families can go online

To help those who are still getting ready for the new school year, four area districts have scheduled Meet the Teacher events. Families can go online and register for the Saltillo Lions team app to keep up with their Lions.

Sulphur Bluff ISD’s annual Meet the Teacher and Hot Dog Supper has been postponed. Originally scheduled to be held Thursday, August 12, Meet the Teacher has been pushed back until from Monday, SBISD officials reported Wednesday afternoon. The event is still planned from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 16, 2021,

The first day of school for students will be Wednesday, Aug. 18. To view the districts’ return to School Plan for the 2021-2022 school year, click here.

North Hopkins ISD will hold Meet the Teacher for all district students from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday August 16. Students can drop off school supplies. The elementary invites those attending to enjoy a hot dogs and chips sponsored by Alliance Bank. Popcorn, cotton candy and Kona Ice will also be available. House T-shirts will be available for purchase and order.

This year, North Hopkins Elementary will also be posting envelopes numbered 1-100 on the board. Parents, family and community members can select the number of their choice to contribute that much money to help the NHE Literacy Project. See the envelop board during Meet the Teacher to find out more about the Literacy Project Fundraiser.

The first day of classes for NHISD will be Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.

Yantis ISD is planning for an Outdoor Parent-Teacher Meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 17, for students from prekindergarten through 12th grade and their parents. Students may drop off supplies, pick up schedules and complete any needed paperwork during that time. Class lists for prekindergarten through fifth grade have been posted on bus windows in front of the elementary campus. If your enrolled student has been left off, email [email protected]

ports physicals, required for all incoming 7th, 9th and 11th grade student athletes, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, in the Yantis High School Gym for $15 cash. Check with the students coaches to find out about getting on the YISD remind app.

Classes will begin on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, for YISD students.

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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