By Keeli Parkey

Ahead of the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, Unicoi County Schools have announced the following events.

Students and parents are invited to attend open house events at their respective schools next week. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, Unicoi County Middle School and Unicoi County High School will host their open house events from 5-7 p.m. Elementary schools open house events will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5-7 p.m. at each school.

Director of Schools John English also announces the following schedule to begin the 2018-19 school year:

Teachers will report to their respective schools on Monday, Aug. 6, at 8 a.m. Principals will meet with the teachers on that day and present the in-service schedule for Aug. 6-9.

All instructional assistants should report to their schools on Aug. 6 at 8 a.m. for in-service. Monday is the only day instructional assistants must report for the week.

Students will report for the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 13. High school and middle school students will begin that day at 7:45 a.m. and dismiss at 11:45 a.m. All elementary school students will begin that day at 8 a.m. and dismiss at noon. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

The first full day of school will be Tuesday, Aug. 14.