Cherry Ridge Elementary School held a Back-to-School Night on Friday, Aug. 15 to welcome students back and inform parents of the changes at the school this year.

This year, Cherry Ridge will be a Pre-K through second grade school and have a four-day school week with classes held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. With the new school schedule, students must miss no more than nine days per year.

“We are looking forward to the new year and embracing all of the changes,” Principal Dr. Katherine Adcock Fonte said. “Everybody is working hard to get everything ready.”

The night was also a chance for students and parents to be introduced to the new faculty and staff, get an overview of the activities planned for the year and meet with teachers. The overview of campus activities covered the first day, book fairs, literacy festival, math night, parental involvement, jean days and fundraising. Topics also discussed during the overview included drop-off and pick-up times, the closed campus, free lunches, handbooks, students packets, Alert Now and Title One updates.

Classroom visits were then held following the presentation for parents and students to have a chance to visit with teachers and ask any remaining questions they may have.