The AFC Elementary School back-to-school night will be Monday, Aug. 19 at 5:30 p.m. The AFC Middle School open house will be at 6:30 p.m.
At each of the schools, students and parents will meet in the gym for a quick introduction of staff and important announcements and then will be free to visit their classrooms.
Students are encouraged to bring their school supplies with them that night.
Also on Monday, Aug. 19, the AFC High School will be open from 7:30-8:30 for all high school students and their parents. This will be an excellent opportunity for students to bring their school supplies to leave in their lockers, find their classrooms and meet their teachers.
Tuesday, Aug. 20 will be the first day of WACC attendance. High school students attending Whiteside Area Career Center need to be at AFC High School no later than 7 a.m. in order to catch the bus.
School begins at 8:30 on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the AFC High School. There will be a 2:30 dismissal on the first day.
Ashton Police Chief Darrell Farringer reminds all drivers to be aware of school speed zones and notes that the yellow flashing lights along IL Rte. 38 will be in use once again this year reminding drivers that the speed limit n the school zone is 20 MPH during the hours prior to and just after school.