The KCS Saturday Six – July 30, 2016

It’s back!

Fresh off a restful summer break, the KCS Saturday Six returns this week with our “Back to School” edition!  As we will each week this school year, the Saturday Six highlights six timely tidbits about Kingsport City Schools.  This week, it’s six things you may want to know about the first week of school.

  1. KCS classes begin Monday morning, with middle and high school starting at 7:45 a.m. and elementary schools beginning at 8:15 a.m.
  2. Unsure what your student needs to bring with them to school?  Several years ago, KCS made a specific effort to shorten the traditional School Supply List, squeezing it down to just a few items.  If you are taking advantage of Tax Free Weekend to pick up those last minute supplies, click here to view the 2016-17 KCS School Supply List.
  3. How will your child get to and from school?  For many of our students, it’s on a KCS school bus.  Our transportation department travels tens of thousands of miles each year to safely get kids to school in the morning and back home in the afternoon.  Unsure what bus your child would ride?  Click here to see the list of bus routes that will get underway on Monday morning.
  4. It’s never too soon to start thinking about what’s for breakfast or lunch at school.  The KCS School Nutrition Staff works hard to provide thousands of nutritious and tasty meals each week for KCS students.  What’s on the menu?  Click here to see the August menus.
  5. The start of the year also kicks off a wide variety of academic, artistic, athletic, and community engagement events all across KCS.  The best way to keep up with everything going on is to bookmark the KCS Activity Calendar and keep it handy!  Click here to see everything that is going on across KCS.
  6. We would be remiss if we didn’t let you know about one of the most important events that occurred during the opening days of the KCS year.  Last Tuesday, KCS inducted the second class of the KCS Hall of Fame, the keystone award recognizing former employees of the district.  It was a pleasure to honor Margaret Bays, Lib Dudney, Bill Hull, and Cecil Puckett for their extraordinary careers and commitment to the children of Kingsport.  KCS is a better place because of their legacies!

Have a great start of school!hall of fame 2016.jpg

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