Sallisaw Students Prepare To Head Back To Class

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Students in Sequoyah County are wrapping up their last few hours of summer break on Wednesday (Aug. 13).

At the Sallisaw School district 2,100 students are set return to campus Thursday morning (Aug. 14), according to school administration.

"Tomorrow I'm going to kindergarten," said Johnny Nieto.

For Nieto it’s going to be his first day of school.

"Paint and write and go to kindergarten,” Nieto said.

“It's scary leaving them [and] scary for them," Regina Nieto, Johnny Nieto's mother, said.

Sallisaw School officials said parents need to take their time when dropping children off and picking them up.

"Use extreme caution tomorrow morning. Every morning slowdown in the school speed zones, [and] slow down around bus stops," Sallisaw Schools Superintendent Scott Farmer said.

Farmer said there are benefits for students to start classes on a Thursday rather than a Friday or Monday like other districts.

"It gives us an opportunity on our side to make sure we have class schedules in optimum fashion,” Farmer said.

Another benefit to starting on a Thursday is getting students acclimated to a new schedule, according to Farmer.

School officials said class starts at 8 a.m. for high school students and 8:15 a.m. for the middle school.