In preparation for the 2018-19 school year opening, we are announcing the following information:

Schools will convene with students in grades 1-12 on Tuesday, Aug. 21, on the following bell schedules:

Orrville High School: 7:30 a.m. - 2:38 p.m.

Orrville Middle School: 7:45 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. Orrville Elementary School: 8:50 a.m. - 3.20 p.m.

Kindergarten students will begin on a staggered schedule. Students with last names beginning with the letters A-J will attend school on Tuesday, Aug. 21. On Aug. 22, kindergarten students with the letters K-Z will attend. Thursday, Aug. 23, will be the first day with all kindergarten students in attendance.

New student registration: Paperwork for new enrollments will be completed in the board of education office. To help with the enrollment process, please bring the following: your child's birth certificate, proof of residence (utility bill, etc.), immunization records, previous school's contact information and custody documents if applicable. New high school students are also asked to bring a copy of their last report card. Appointments for scheduling for high school students will be set once all information is received.

High school students/parents: Orientation for freshmen and students new to Orrville High School will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16. Open House for returning students will be held on the same night from 4:30-8 p.m.

High school pictures will be taken during the evening of Open House, 4:30-8 p.m.

Middle school students/parents: The middle school will be hosting an Open House for grades 5-8 on Aug. 15 from 6-8 p.m. Supply lists are posted on the middle school website, www.orrvilleschools.org/ms.

Elementary school students/parents: The elementary school Open House for students in grades 1-4 will be Monday, Aug. 20, from 5-6:30 p.m. A meeting for parents of kindergarten students will be held Thursday, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. with the Open House immediately following (5:30-6:30 p.m.). Parents of elementary children are asked to base their purchases of school supplies on the list provided by the school. The list is available at www.orrvilleschools.org/es. If in doubt, please call the building beginning Aug. 7. The phone number for the elementary building is 330-682-1761.

Lunch/breakfast prices: Lunch and milk prices have been established for the 2018-19 school year:

Breakfast, elementary: $1

Breakfast, middle and high: $1.25

Lunch, elementary: $2.25

Lunch, middle and high: $2.50

Milk: 50 cents

Reduced-price lunch: 40 cents

Applications for free and reduced-price meals will be sent home with students at the beginning of the school year. You can pay for your child's meals without having to send money to the school by using the My School Bucks program, myschoolbucks.com.

Please check the district and school websites for updated information concerning the start of school. The Orrville City School District website is www.orrvilleschools.org.