By Jan Rahn
Summer vacation is winding down, and in a week the halls at Perkins County Schools will be abuzz with students starting the 2013-14 term.
First day for K-12 students is Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 8 a.m., with dismissal on that day at 1:30 p.m.
Regular hours will vary slightly after that:
• K-5 starts 8:05 a.m. with dismissal at 3:30 p.m.
• Grades 6-8 begin at 8:05 a.m. and dismiss at 3:15 p.m.
• High school classes start at 8 a.m. and dismiss at 3:32 p.m.
K-5 grades dismiss at 2:30 p.m.; grades 6-8 dismiss at 2:15 p.m.; 9-12 dismiss at 2:31 p.m.
• Breakfast will be served to grades K-8 at a price of $1.50.
• Lunch prices are:
Grades K-5 $2.25, grades 6-12 $2.75, adults $3.50.
Extra milk is 25 cents and a second entree helping is 75 cents. There is no charge for seconds on fruits and vegetables.
Fans can obtain passes for the activities offered at Perkins County Schools.
Adults $50, senior citizens $25, students K-12 $25.
A family pass can be purchased for $130 which includes two adults and unlimited K-12 students living in the same home.
The physical education curriculum includes swimming for the first two weeks of school.
Students in K-8 will participate in these classes until the end of August.
Upcoming Calendar Dates
Sept. 2: Labor Day—no school.
Oct. 24-25: Parent/teacher conference and staff development—no school.
Nov. 28-29: Thanksgiving vacation—no school. Dismiss Nov. 27 at 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 23-Jan. 3: Winter break—no school.
Feb. 6: PreK-8 no school for parent/teacher conference.
Feb. 17: No school—staff development.
March 13-14: Spring break—no school. Dismiss March 12 at 1:30 p.m.
March 17: No school—district speech/staff development.
April 18-21: Easter—no school.
April 25: No school 9-12 for district music.
May 10: Graduation 1 p.m.
May 20: Last day.