MEIGS COUNTY — Thursday morning saw the arrival of young children and young adults alike returning to school at Eastern and Southern Local Schools.
For both schools, students won’t have to wait too much longer for a day off as Monday, Sept. 7 is Labor Day. The rest of September is a regular school month, with parent-teacher conferences arriving Thursday, Oct. 8.
Fall Ohio Graduation tests will take place Oct. 26-30. Wednesday, Nov. 11 is Veteran’s Day, and Thanksgiving Break will be Nov. 25-27. However, students won’t be back to school until Wednesday, Dec. 2, as Monday, Nov. 30 is a PTC day and Tuesday, Dec. 1 is listed as a waiver day. Tuesday, Dec. 8 is another Parent-Teacher Conference evening.
Students will enjoy Winter Break from Dec. 21 through Jan. 1, with classes beginning Monday, Jan. 4. Students will have Monday, Jan. 18 off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Friday, Feb. 12 is another Waiver Day, which means no school, and students will also have Monday, Feb. 15 off for Presidents’ Day. Feb. 18 will also serve as another evening for Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Students will have Spring Ohio Graduation tests March 14-18, but will enjoy Spring Break on March 25-28. The only event scheduled in April is a Parent-Teacher Conference evening Tuesday, April 5. Lastly Friday, May 27 is the tentative last day of the 2015-2016 Eastern Local School year.
Aside from Labor Day and no school Sept. 7 for Southern Local Schools, fall sports pictures will take place Thursday, Sept. 24, with interims due Friday, Sept. 25. The month of October for Southern Local Schools kicks off with a blood drive Thursday, Oct. 1. Friday, Oct. 30 marks the end of the first grading period. Nov. 24 is a waiver day with no school, and Nov. 25-Nov. 30, with students returning to class Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Interims again will be due Friday, Dec. 4. For Southern students, Winter Break will last from Monday, Dec. 21 through Jan. 1, with students returning Monday, Jan. 4. The end of the second grading period is Friday, Jan. 15. Students will also have Monday, Jan. 18 off because of MLK day. A long weekend will take place in February, as Friday, Feb. 12 is a Waiver Day and Monday, Feb. 15 is Presidents’ Day. Interims will be due Friday, Feb. 19. Another blood drive will be Thursday, Feb. 25.
In March, the end of the third grading period will be Wednesday, March 23, with Spring Break lasting March 24-28, Students will return to school Tuesday, March 29. As for fun activities, the band banquet will be Thursday, April 14, with high school Prom on Saturday, April 23. Interims will again be due Wednesday, April 27, and another blood drive will take place Thursday, April 28.
The tentative last day for Southern students is Thursday, May 26. Also on that day will be the High School Awards and the Band Spring Concert. Students will not have school Friday, May 27, as it is a waiver day, and graduation is set to be Saturday, May 28.
Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-444-4303.