Students return to classroom

by Celia Shortt

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Amanda White brings her children and stepchildren to Glanton Elementary School on Tuesday for orientation. From left, fourth grader Ami Marrero, fifth grader Landon Sherry, fourth grader Mia Marrero, Amanda White, and third grader Cameron White. First grader Ian Sherry is in front. 


Orientation for all Coweta County School System schools was held on Tuesday to prepare parents, teachers, and students for the 2014-2015 school year, which starts today.

“I’m excited about all the stuff they’re going to learn,” said parent Amanda White at Glanton Elementary School’s orientation on Tuesday. “[I enjoy] seeing the excitement with them and what they are learning.”

White was there with her children and stepchildren, helping them familiarize themselves with their new classrooms and teachers. All the kids were excited and ready for the school year to start.

Glanton’s administration was also excited about the year starting.

“I’m most excited to see the kids,” said Katie Garrett, principal at Glanton in Grantville. “They bring energy to the building.”

Garrett is also looking forward to the new teacher evaluations going into effect this year.

“I think it provides consistency,” she added.

She and her teachers had meetings throughout the week to learn the new system, and she said they were excited about the evaluations, too.

School starts for all Coweta County elementary, middle and high schools today. Should parents have any questions about registration, they may call the school system’s central office, 167 Werz Industrial Drive, off Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard in Newnan, at 770-254-5551.

Bus schedules are available at “The Newnan Times-Herald” website, www.times-herald.com .

For today, the first day of school, school officials encourage drivers to leave home early and expect traffic. Students riding the bus on the first day of school are advised to be at the designated bus stop no later than 6:45 a.m. every day for the first week of classes.

The morning bus pick-up times will become more predictable as routes are established throughout the school year, said school officials.

For bus stop sites, if a home is on a street or cul-de-sac of two-tenths of a mile or less in length, students should wait for the bus on the nearest street corner. If a subdivision street or other neighborhood street is longer than two-tenths of a mile, bus stops are generally one-tenth of a mile apart based on ridership.

For any questions about pick-up sites for the school bus, or other questions about transportation, call the Coweta School System transportation department at 770-254-2820.



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