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First day of school for students in the Yreka Union School District

Summer break is official over for students at Yreka High.

Posted: Aug 21, 2019 3:20 AM
Updated: Aug 21, 2019 7:25 AM

YREKA, California -- Summer break is officially over for students in the Yreka Union School District. Students will head back to class this morning for their first day of school. 

Students at Yreka High School need to be in their chair by 8 a.m. That's when first period will officially start. The school already mailed sophomores, juniors and seniors their schedules earlier in the summer. Freshman got their schedules yesterday, at orientation. 

When Yreka High students get to school, they can head straight to first period. Students who lost their schedule can head to the main office for another one. Principals at the school want students to aim for perfect attendance, starting from day one.

"Our goal is to make them lifelong learners," said Rhonda Daws, an assistant principal at Yreka High. "That's our vision and our vision statement. We want to make sure that they're able to be a productive citizen. But they gotta be here. That's the big thing."

Yreka High has a new schedule system that will alternate each week. On Red Weeks, students will start the day off in first period. On Gold Weeks, the schedule will be flipped and students will start the day in seventh period. 

Students can still sign up for free and reduced lunch. They can find that form in the main office. 

Videos at the top of this article highlight Yreka High's Vocal Ensemble club and yesterday's freshman orientation.

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