2019-2020 School Year Starts This Week For Most In Area

Northwest Iowa — Area parents, students and teachers are gearing up for back-to-school, with most area schools beginning the 2019-2020 school year later this week.

Teachers around the area are putting the final touches on their classrooms as they prepare for the return of students to class. This Friday, August 23rd, is the first day of school for most students in the KIWA listening area. Some of the schools are beginning with a short day that day.

Area schools starting the new school year this Friday include: Sheldon Community Schools; Central Lyon Community Schools; George-Little Rock; Sibley-Ocheyedan; Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn; South O’Brien; MOC-Floyd Valley; Sioux Center; Rock Valley, West Lyon; Western Christian; and Unity Christian.

The lone school district not starting classes until next week is Boyden-Hull. Their school calendar lists Tuesday, August 27th as the first day of school in the Boyden-Hull district.

With the kids headed back to school, motorists are urged to be extra alert, and watch out for children who may dart out from between cars. In their excitement to get back to school and their friends, kids aren’t always as careful as they should be.

Kids, as you head back to school please remember to watch for traffic, and remember to crosss the street only at crosswalks.

Together we can make this a safe and happy back to school season for everybody.

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