To assist students in starting the new school year, open house and orientation events are scheduled throughout the Fort Dodge Community School District.
Fort Dodge Middle School students will receive their schedules and locker information at grade-level orientation events. Students will receive their handbooks and information on expectations, logistics and procedures for the new building will be shared.
Open houses are scheduled for:
Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m., for all fifth-grade students and their parents;
Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m., for all sixth-grade students and their parents;
Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m., for all seventh-grade students and their parents;
Aug. 19, 4 to 7 p.m., for all eighth-grade students and their parents.
Open houses at Butler, Cooper, Duncombe and Feelhaver elementary schools and Riverside Early Learning Center will take place Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. These open houses will be an opportunity for students and their parents to bring school supplies and to meet the teachers and staff.
Fort Dodge Senior High will host orientation for all freshman and new 10th- through 12th-grade students on Aug. 19. Freshman and new students will meet in the Gail Niceswanger Little Theater at FDSH from 2 to 4 p.m. Orientation will help new FDSH students be "in the know" on the first day of school by providing an opportunity to meet the teachers and staff, helping navigate to classes, lockers and lunch, and giving inside tips from both teachers and students.
For more information, contact the individual schools or the Central Administration Office at 576-1161.