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The party is over for nearly 3,300 year-round students in Durham as summer break ends

First-grade teacher Meghan Wilder prepares her classroom at Pearsontown Elementary School for the first day of school on Monday.
First-grade teacher Meghan Wilder prepares her classroom at Pearsontown Elementary School for the first day of school on Monday. courtesy of Durham Public Schools

The summer intercession comes ends Monday for nearly 3,300 Durham Public Schools who attend the district’s five year-round schools.

It will be the first day of school for students enrolled in the district’s five popular calendar magnets.

This year, the district received 2,913 applications for 707 available seats.

The five year-round schools are: Easley, Holt and Pearsontown elementary schools, Rogers-Herr Middle School and School for Creative Studies, which serves students in grades 6-12.

Here are five things district officials said parents should do before school starts Monday.

1. Check the start times of your child’s schools and get them there on time.

2. Be sure to complete the registration packet before the first day of school. It includes important health and transportation information.

3. Be sure to check transportation schedules which are available at each school.

4. Check your school’s website to see what supplies your child will need.

5. Make sure that your child is well-rested the night before school starts so that he or she arrives ready to learn.

Classes start Aug. 3 for students who attend one of DPS’ four specialty high schools: City of Medicine Academy, Early College, Middle College and Hillside New Tech.

Classes for student on a traditional calendar begin Aug. 28.

For more information about enrolling in Durham Public Schools, go to: https://www.dpsnc.net/domain/141.

Information to start the new school year is also available on the each school’s homepage.

http://easley.dpsnc.net/pages/Easley_Elementary

http://holt.dpsnc.net/pages/Holt_Elementary

http://pearsontown.dpsnc.net/pages/Pearsontown_Elementary

http://rogersherr.dpsnc.net/

http://scs.dpsnc.net/pages/School_for_Creative_Studies

Greg Childress: 919-419-6645, @gchild6645

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