Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, kindergartners in Elizabethton City Schools will no longer let out early. This is part of a strategy to increase instruction time and to improve early literacy. The school day for kindergartners will be the same as grades 1-5, from 7:55 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bus transportation will be provided at these times, and the ECS Transportation Director is making arrangements for additional traffic. Parents should check the bus routes on the district website for changes in their children's pickup and dropoff times.
Most other districts in the state have transitioned to a full day for kindergartners, and administrators want to ensure Elizabethton students get the best possible start to their formative years in education.