NEWS RELEASE – January 31, 2020



The Alleghany County Public Schools will hold Kindergarten orientation on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.  According to Virginia law a child must have reached his/her fifth birthday by September 30, 2020 in order to enroll in Kindergarten.  Alleghany County Public Schools offer a Junior-Kindergarten program for children who reach their fifth birthday by December 31, 2020.  If your child meets the age requirements, it is recommended that you plan to attend this very important session.

Callaghan Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, and Sharon Elementary Schools will host an orientation session for students who reside in their attendance zones. 

At this session, parents will hear from the teachers, the principal, and the school nurse.  Important information regarding the Virginia school physical requirements will be reviewed.  At this meeting a bus driver will be introduced to discuss bus safety.  The kindergarten teachers will discuss Junior-Kindergarten and Kindergarten curricula as well as good home-school communications and rapport.  During this time parents will visit the classrooms to see the materials and equipment.  Parents will also gain other valuable information that will prepare their children for a smooth transition to school.

The orientations at each individual school will begin at 5:30 pm and conclude by 7:00 pm.  Dinner will be served in the school cafeteria.  Please call your school’s office to RSVP with the number attending from your family.

For more information, please feel free to call the elementary school in your

attendance zone or S.B. Callahan at 863-1809 at the Alleghany County School Board Office.

            In case of inclement weather, Orientation will be held on Feb. 20, 2020.


___________________________________________                                              S.B. Callahan

                                                                        Director of Elementary Instruction