But before that much-anticipated date, each school will have its own orientation and/or registration.
Memorial Park, T.R. Simmons and West Jasper elementary schools and Maddox Middle School will hold orientations Thursday, Aug. 15.
The times scheduled for those schools are as follows:
•Memorial Park Elementary - Kindergarten, first and second grades are at 8:30 a.m.; third, fourth and fifth grades are at 10:30 a.m.
•T.R. Simmons Elementary - Kindergarten, first and second grades are at 8:30 a.m.; third, fourth and fifth grades at 10:30 a.m.
•West Jasper Elementary - Kindergarten, first and second grades are at 8:30 a.m.; third, fourth and fifth grades at 10:30 a.m.
•Maddox Middle School - Seventh and eighth grades are from 9 until 10:30 a.m. and sixth grade will be at 5 p.m.
Student registration for Walker High School is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 7, for sophomores, juniors and seniors, and again on Tuesday, Aug. 13, for freshmen.
The schedule is as follows:
•Freshmen - Aug. 13 from 9 until 11 a.m.
•Sophomores - Aug. 7 from 1:30 until 3 p.m.
•Juniors - Aug. 7 from 10:30 a.m. until noon
•Seniors - Aug. 7 from 8:30 until 10 a.m.
Jasper City schools Superintendent Robert Sparkman said student numbers are at the “traditional” level, with approximately 2,700 students district-wide. He said he feels that the system as a whole is prepared and ready for the students’ return.
“We make sure it’s not overcrowded. We tend to have a low student-teacher ratio,” Sparkman said. “Our administration, teachers and custodians have worked hard over the summer. We just have a few more things to do and a few more to hire.”