Back to School BBQ is Thursday

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The Back to School BBQ will be this Thursday afternoon from 4 until 6 at the Warm Springs K-8 Academy.  There will be food, information, backpacks and t-shirts for students.  This year – the bulk of the school supplies will go directly to classrooms for distribution to all students.  Backpacks and tee shirts will be given out at the field building by the track.  There will be information booths in the school commons, music outside and special presentations by the OHSU “On Track” Science Education Program and the White Bison Sacred Hoop in honor of National Recovery Month.  Families and Community Members are all welcome.

The event begins at 4pm with food being served and backpacks distributed until they run out.  At 4:30 teachers will be introduced.  The Special Presentions are scheduled tor 5pm.  Classroom lists will be posted for students to learn who their teachers are and there will be an opportunity to sign up for fall sports.

There are a few changes for the new school year.  There will be more group bus stops distrcit wide and less door to door service.  Those stops and the schedule is now posted at  At the Warm Springs K-8 Academy the school day will start at 8:55am which is significantly later than in previous years.  For students who will be dropped off early – there will be activities they can sign up for.  More information about these opportunities will be available at the Back to School BBQ.

The first day of school for most students is Wednesday September 9th.  Madras High 10th-12th grade learners will start on Thursday September 10th.  Kindergarten students will have parent teacher conferences on September 8th and 9th – small group classes on the 11th and 14th and will all be together on the 15th for their first full day of school with full classrooms.

The back to school BBQ is an annual event that allows the community, families, teachers, school staff and students to all come together to show their support for education in Warm Springs and to get to know one another better.