Mulberry Street One Way during school hours; School Open House Friday, classes begin Monday


School starts on Monday, Aug. 1 with Open House Friday, July 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ohio County Elementary Middle School and Rising Sun High School.

The bookstore will be open at each building that evening. Other bookstore hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 in high school room 2010.

One of the more notable changes parents will find at the Ohio County Elementary Middle School will come on Monday morning.

In an effort to better regulate traffic in front of the Ohio County Elementary Middle School for the 2015-2016 school year, the following guidelines will be implemented:

*The part of Mulberry Street in front of the OCEMS will become a one way street from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on school days. The one way will flow from Williams Street to Plum Street towards the Senior Building.

*Kindergarten and first grade will be dismissed at 2:40 p.m. Parents may meet their child at the main entrance.

*Parents picking up children in grades K-3 only should park within the horseshoe drive. The first car arriving shall park and wait at the designated mark with subsequent cars to fill in behind. All other students will be picked up in the right lane on Mulberry Street.

*Parents picking up children shall remain in their cars and wait for their child. School personnel will walk the children through the crosswalks.

*Parents shall stay in line and move with the flow of traffic. This is for the safety of all children and school personnel.

*Parents are asked to have children enter and exit the car on the passenger side for their safety.