Six elementaries will have longer hours this year
Just a reminder for parents gearing up for the first day of school Monday: Six elementary schools in the Pinellas County School District will have extended hours this year. Hours at Fairmount Park, High Point and Woodlawn elementaries will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. dismissal on early release Wednesdays. At Campbell Park, Lakewood and Melrose elementaries, hours will be 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., with a 3 p.m. dismissal on Wednesdays.
All of the schools were on the state's 100 lowest-performing schools list and will be required to provide an extra hour of reading instruction every day. The Pinellas County School Board approved the new hours for Fairmount Park, High Point and Woodlawn in June. It is expected to approve the new hours for Campbell Park, Lakewood and Melrose at Tuesday's meeting.
Elementary school lunch menus
Monday: chicken poppers with biscuit, Max sticks with sauce, farmers salad, sweet potato sticks, romaine salad, assorted fruit and juices
Tuesday: Teriyaki chicken and rice, goldfish ham and cheese melt, yogurt parfait, steamed peas, veggie dippers, assorted fruit and juices
Wednesday: rib-b-que sandwich, tortellini alfredo, chef salad, oven fries, romain salad, assorted fruit and juices
Thursday: popcorn shrimp with hush puppy, corn dog, chicken Caesar salad, baked beans, veggie dippers, assorted fruit and juices
Friday: pizza, meatball sub, veggie double dipper salad, green beans, romaine salad, assorted fruit and juices