Schools open house event set Aug. 8

JONESBORO — Clayton County Public Schools officials have set a date for the district’s annual open house. This year’s event is Aug. 8.

Meeting times are from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at elementary schools, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at middle schools and from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at high schools. The high school open house events are for freshmen only. Eddie White K-8 Academy in Hampton will host its open house from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Teachers, staff and administrators will be available to meet parents and students during those times.

Some 52,000 students are expected for the first day of school Aug. 12, and about 3,000 pupils will be new to the district.

Officials are encouraging parents of new students to enroll early, before the school year starts. The district’s new student registration push continues Aug. 5-9, from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m., and from 12:30 until 4 p.m.

There is also a registration opportunity Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Mt. Zion High School at 2535 Mt. Zion Parkway in Jonesboro.

Information on new student registration is available at www.clayton.k12.ga.us.