The Kingsland School District announces upcoming open house dates for parents and children in grades pre-K through sixth to attend to kick off the new school year, which officially begins Sept. 4.

Kingsland Public Schools is hosting open houses at all three sites on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The open houses are an informal activity held from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Kingsland Elementary School invites parents and students to come on in and make one self at home. It's a time to meet your child's teacher(s), bring supplies, get familiar with the upcoming routines and expectations, and ask questions about the upcoming school year.

Kingsland kindergartners and parents are encouraged to attend the kindergarten kick-off, which will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. One can meet his or her teacher and have an opportunity to ask questions to Mrs. Marilyn Erdman, Mrs. Denise Erichsen and Mr. Chris Priebe.

Parents can follow their new Knight through a tour to familiarize them to school/classroom routines and locations within Kingsland to allow for a successful transition to all day, every day kindergarten.

Kindergartners and parents will be welcomed with a family meal and a T-shirt.

On Aug. 29 the Kingsland Middle School is hosting fourth grade and new student orientation from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Parents and students are encouraged to come and get comfortable with the new school, hear about what's in store for the students at the middle school, and ask any questions one may have.

Kingsland High School is planning orientation for seventh grade at 6 p.m. and ninth grade at 6:45 p.m. on Aug. 29. LifeTouch will be onsite for student photos from 3 to 7 p.m. Retake day will be Tuesday, Oct. 2, beginning at 7:30 a.m. for those who are unable to attend on Aug. 29. Seniors are required to also get their pictures taken for ID purposes.