Today is the start date for the 2016- 2017 academic year for traditional-calendar schools of the Guilford County School system (GCS). GCS is the third- largest district in North Carolina with a total of 147 schools and over 70,000 students. GCS offers 46 choice/magnet schools, 192 career and technical education courses, four high schools with International Baccalaureate programs, and so much more.*
We've chosen the above photo of a school bus in motion (driving on Stirling Street on UNCG's campus) to remind us all to allow more time when driving places this week. The roads will be considerably busier than they were for the last two months. If you work with parents of a Kindergarten student, be extra gentle as this is a big transition week for their family. If you are behind that bus with the extended arm and stop sign out, smile and be extra patient. GCS has nearly 10,000 full-time employees and even more part time employees who will all be on the road, too!
Here's to a great, happy and safe first week of school.