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School Orientations Set for New Year

AUGUST 2, 2022 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Director of Public Relations

352.671.7555 ◊ FAX: 352.671.7735 ◊ CELL: 352.840.3265

Email:  Public.Relations@Marion.k12.fl.us

 

SCHOOL ORIENTATIONS SET

FOR NEW YEAR

 

MARION COUNTY – Every school year offers new information about everything school-related.  This information is often shared at school orientations, giving students and parents opportunities to become accustomed to their new or returning school before the school year starts.

These special “meet and greets” also offer advance notice of class schedules, bell times, teacher assignments, bus routes and stop times, extra-curricular activities, and other school-related events.

Here is a listing of orientation dates and times alphabetically by school and school level.  New students, especially kindergarten-aged children, should register now for school to avoid long lines on Wednesday, Aug. 10, the first day of class for students in Marion County Public Schools.    

Families are encouraged to ensure their contact information is correct during these orientations and to sign up for free online Family Access at each school, giving them 24/7 access to student grades, attendance, academic, and additional information on any mobile device.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ORIENTATION DATE & TIME

Anthony

Aug. 8 @ 10AM (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten); 10:45AM (1st – 5th grades)

Belleview

Aug. 8 @ 1PM

Belleview-Santos

Aug. 9 @ 9AM

College Park

Aug. 9 @ 8:30AM (VPK-2); @ 9:15AM (3-5)

Dr. NH Jones

Aug. 9 @ 12PM (VPK-2); 1PM (3-5)

Dunnellon

Aug. 9 @ 9AM

East Marion

Aug. 8 @ 1PM

Eighth Street

Aug. 9 @ 11AM

Emerald Shores

Aug. 8 @ 1:30PM (VPK-K); Aug. 9 @ 1:30PM (1-5)

Fessenden

Aug. 8 @ 1PM

Fordham Early Learning Academy

Aug. 9 @ 10:30AM

Greenway

Aug. 9 @ 1PM (VPK-K); 1:30PM (1-5)

Hammett Bowen, Jr.

Aug. 9 @ 8:30AM

Harbour View

Aug. 9 @ 12PM

Legacy

Aug. 9 @ 1PM

Madison Street

Aug. 8 @ 10:30AM (VPK-K); 1PM (1-5)

Maplewood

Aug. 8 @ 9AM (VPK-2); 10AM (3-5)

Marion Oaks

Aug. 9 @ 9AM (ESE VPK-Kindergarten); 10AM (1-5)

Oakcrest

Aug. 9 @ 10AM

Ocala Springs

Aug. 9 @ 9AM (VPK-2); 10:30AM (3-5)

Reddick-Collier

Aug. 8 @ 10AM

Romeo

Aug. 8 @ 12:30PM (VPK–2); 1:45PM (3-5)

Saddlewood

Aug. 9 @ 10AM

Shady Hill

Aug. 9 @ 10AM

South Ocala

Aug. 8 @ 9:30AM (K); 10AM (1-5)

Sparr

Aug. 8 @ 10AM

Stanton-Weirsdale

Aug. 8 @ 1PM

Sunrise

Aug. 5 @ 12:30PM (K-4)

Ward-Highlands

Aug. 8 @ 9AM (VPK–K); 9:45AM (1-2 & K-2 specialized units); 10:45AM (3-5 & 3-5 specialized units)

Wyomina Park

Aug. 9 @ 12PM

COMBINATION SCHOOL

 

Fort McCoy

Aug. 8 @ 9AM

Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks

Aug. 6 @ 9AM (6th – 8th new students); 10:30AM (6th – 8th returning students); Aug. 8 (5th grade)

MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

Belleview

Aug. 9 @ 8AM

Dunnellon

Aug. 8 @ 5PM

Fort King

Aug. 9 @ 1PM (6th grade and new students)

Howard

Aug. 8 @ 2PM (7th & 8th grade new students); 2:45PM (6th grade new students)

Lake Weir

Aug. 8 @ 12PM

Liberty

Aug. 8 @ 2PM (6th grade and new students)

North Marion

Aug. 8 @ 10AM

Osceola

Aug. 8 @ 9AM (6th grade and new students)

HIGH SCHOOL

 

Belleview

Aug. 8 @ 2PM (9th grade preview-students only); 4PM (all students & parents)

Dunnellon

Aug. 8 @ 5:30PM

Forest

Aug. 8 & 9 @ 8AM (9th grade); Aug. 8 @ 5:30PM (returning students)

Hillcrest School

Aug. 9 @ 10AM (new families); 11AM (Title 1-all families); 11:30AM (returning families)

Lake Weir

Aug. 8 @ 2PM (new students)

Marion Virtual

Individual orientations with teachers via Zoom

Marion Technical Institute (MTI)

Aug. 8 @ 6PM

North Marion

Aug. 8 @ 5:30PM

Vanguard

Aug. 2 @ 8AM (9th grade preview-students only); Aug. 8 @ 6PM (other students)

West Port

Aug. 8 @ 6PM (9th grade)

 

Schools also hold open houses in the weeks following the first day of school.  For more information, contact each school directly.

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