Open Houses Ready to Begin for GCS Schools

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For Immediate Release: July 27, 2017

Contact: Nora Shoptaw (336) 370-8386
Media Desk (336) 574-5730

Open Houses Ready to Begin for GCS Schools
First set of schools back in session on August 3

Greensboro, N.C. – It’s only July, but GCS students and staff are getting ready to go back into the classroom. Students at the early and middle colleges and academies will return on August 3, with additional schools starting on August 9 and August 11. Traditional-calendar schools start on August 28.

To welcome parents and students for the new year, each school will host an open house. A full list of those events can be found here.

Open houses are a great time for parents to meet their child’s teacher and principal, find out about new programs or changes to routine and renew their status as a volunteer. Parents should also be sure to supply their current phone numbers and email addresses to ensure they receive information from the district and school and can be reached in case of emergency.

The back-to-school website has additional information for parents and families. Share your back-to-school stories and photos with us using the hashtag #GCSFirstDay2017.

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at

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