School Bells Ring Again

School starts on Wednesday in all the local districts but Bridgehampton, where students report for their first day of classes on Sept. 8.

It’s time to get out the backpacks, stock up on supplies, get to know this year’s bus schedule, and enjoy those last few days out of the classroom. School starts on Wednesday in all the local districts but Bridgehampton, where students report for their first day of classes on Sept. 8.

At the Montauk, Springs, and Wainscott Schools, the Child Development Center of the Hamptons charter school, and the East Hampton Middle and High Schools, all students will have a regular schedule on Wednesday.

Prekindergartners in Amagansett’s 3 and 4-year old program will start their school year on Sept. 8, with school in session from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Amagansett’s kindergarten through sixth grade starts Wednesday.

At the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton, all students report to school on Wednesday, but kindergartners will be dismissed on Wednesday, next Thursday, and Friday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. Another change that parents of John Marshall students should note: To better accommodate the busing schedule for the district’s other schools, the school day will begin and end five minutes later this year, running from 8:35 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

The John Marshall administrators will hold a meeting for parents of incoming fourth graders tonight at 6 to explain “the new structure and  expectations for fourth grade,” as the school continues its transition to the Common Core curriculum.

For prekindergartners in the Sag Harbor Elementary School’s program, Wednesday will offer a chance for students and parents to meet the teachers and each other. A session for those attending the morning program will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; one for those in the afternoon program runs from 11 to 11:45. All other Sag Harbor students will have a regular full-day schedule on Wednesday.