Back-to-school night tonight

Jessica Salisbury, Photo Editor

The annual back-to-school tradition will be held tonight, Sept. 5th. Overall the night will last about two hours with the first class starting at 6:10 and ending with the last class at 7:55.

“It’s a very exciting night, teachers really look forward to meeting parents,” assistant principal Donna Higgins said.

During the event, parents are given an entire layout of their child’s classes from the teachers themselves.

They also are informed about the different types of material, assignments, and activities that will be given or taught throughout the year.

Parents are also encouraged to come to the athletic lobby between 5:30 and 5:50 p.m. to pick up their student’s schedule and a school map.

Parents will first visit all of their student’s red day classes followed by their white day classes.

Many teachers find this event to be one of the most important nights held all year.

Any time between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. parents will also be given the opportunity to sign up for FCPS 24-7 Parent View in the IMS Lab, or room 18.

This program allows parents to have complete access to their student’s grades and attendance records.

There will also be a table set up for this in the athletic lobby where parents will be able to sign up if they fail to make it to the lab.

“It is so important that parents are able to have that information about their children, especially when they want to support them throughout the school year,” Higgins said.

Since this event takes a good amount of time, there will also be childcare available, courtesy of the Key Club, for those who have younger children.

If parents wish to utilize this free care, kids are to be dropped off in the Clausen Hall. “There are many activities available for the younger kids to play around in so we really encourage all parents to come,” Higgins said. “It’s always a lot of fun.”

It is also very important that students themselves inform their parents about the event so they are aware of it and know when to come.

“It really is a conversation starter between students and parents,” Higgins said. “It really allows them both to establish good relationships between the teachers.”