**Transfer Information: Any student wishing to transfer into/out of Tucker County Schools for the 2016-2017 school year must have board approval from both counties. Please fill out the transfer application found on the parent tab and return it to the BOE office. This must be done annually.
2016-2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR
August 8—First Day for Staff
August 11—First Day for Students
September 5—HOLIDAY, NO SCHOOL, Labor Day
October 12---End of First Grading Period
November 8—HOLIDAY, NO SCHOOL, Election Day
November 11—HOLIDAY, NO SCHOOL, Veterans Day
November 21-25— NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break
December 22---End of First Semester
December 23—NO SCHOOL, Christmas Break
December 26—HOLIDAY, NO SCHOOL, Christmas Day
December 27-30—NO SCHOOL, Christmas Break
January 2—HOLIDAY, NO SCHOOL, New Year’s Day
January 16—HOLIDAY, NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Day
March 7—End of Third Grading Period (Can change due to snow days)
March 16-17—NO SCHOOL, Outside School Environment
April 7—NO SCHOOL, Outside School Environment Day
April 14-21—NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
April 27-28—NO SCHOOL, Outside School Environment
May 8—NO SCHOOL, Outside School Environment
May 29—HOLIDAY, NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
May 30—Tentative Last Day for Students
June 2—Prep for Closing School-Last Day for Teachers
June 5—30—Can be used as make up days
Note: March 16, 17, April 7, 18, 19,20, 27, 28 and May 8 may be used as make up days.
Visit www.tuckercountyschools.com for current calendar or visit your school site for school events.
State Superintendent Michael Martirano’s visit to Tucker County provided an eventful end to the first month of the new school year. His visit highlights the significant importance of the county to our state. In doing so, we recognize the role of education in preparing our students to undertake the future challenges and opportunities facing the county, state, and nation.
Now that families have established habits and routines there are two key factors essential to supporting a child’s success in school – sleep and attendance.
Adopting healthy sleep habits helps students get the required rest they need. Suggested habits include skipping caffeine and caffeinated drinks after dinner, turning off electronic devices an hour before bedtime, and silencing phones. Keeping the routine throughout the weekend will make Monday mornings easier to deal with. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommend the following amount of sleep by age: preschool-aged children, 11-12 hours a day, school-aged children at least 10 hours a day, and teens 9-10 hours a day.
We know there is a strong connection between school attendance and academic success. We also know absence from school is often the greatest single cause of poor performance and achievement. Regular school attendance patterns encourage the development of other responsible patterns of behavior. Having a good education will help to give your child the best possible start in life.
We invite you to join our schools’ journey toward supporting our mission “to graduate students with the skills and knowledge to be good citizens.” Together we can help our children be successful in school and life.
If you have any questions, or if I can be of assistance contact me at 478-2771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Eddie R. Campbell, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools