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Yale Public Schools’ Superintendent Kenneth Nicholl said the new school year for students will begin on Tuesday, August 29th. The first week of school will be a shortened week (August 29 – August 31). No School on Friday September 1st or Monday September 4th (Labor Day). Classes resume Tuesday, September 5th.


Students' Daily Schedules will be:


          Yale High School (grades 9-12)                                  7:30 a.m. - 2:22 p.m.

          Yale Junior High School (grades 6, 7, 8)                      7:30 a.m. - 2:22 p.m.

Yale Elementary School (grades K-5)                          8:40 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Avoca Elementary (grades K-5)                                  8:40 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Farrell Elementary (grades K-5)                                  8:40 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.


Bus schedules will be posted on front door windows at respective buildings and on our website Monday, August 21st.


(Note:  Bus route pick-up and drop-off times are estimates until the runs settle into an established time pattern.  Please have students at their bus stop early for the first week of school.)


A High School Counselor will be available as follows:

Monday, August 21st                 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Tuesday, August 22nd               8:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Kindergarten through 5th grade class lists will be posted at individual buildings by August 21st and may also be found on the parent component of Skyward.     


Freshman Orientation is Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at Yale High School (6:30 PM)


Open Houses will be held as follows:

August 23rd  

Yale Elementary                     Grades 1-5      5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Kindergarten Only 4:30-5:30)

Avoca Elementary                   Grades 1-5      5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Kindergarten Only 4:30-5:30)

Farrell-Emmett Elementary      Grades K-5      5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Kindergarten included with all other grade levels at FES.)

Yale Junior High School           Grades 6-8      6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Junior High students will receive a copy of their schedule at the Open House. Those who are unable to attend the Open House will receive their schedules on the first day of school Tuesday August 29th.  All Junior High students will report to the gym in the junior high school at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday August 29th.


Pre-School/Children’s Center Open Houses:

August 23rd

Yale Elementary                     Pre-school Program/Children’s Center           4:30 – 6:30 PM

Avoca Elementary                   Pre-school Program/Children’s Center          4:00 – 6:30 PM

Farrell-Emmett Elementary      Pre-school Program/Children’s Center           4:00 – 6:30 PM


During bad weather conditions, changes in school and bus information are announced on both radio and television.  Calls are made to WPHM (1380 AM), WHLS (1450 AM), WSAQ (107 FM), WBTI (96.9 FM), and WMIC (660 AM).  Also Channels 2, 4, 7, are notified.  Please listen/watch for these school bulletins. On foggy days, buses may run late, but the schools will be open on their regular schedules.  You may call the transportation hotline at 387-3010 and press 1 for any bus delay or school closing information.

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