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Contact: Dean Jackson Office of Public Information
Phone: 770.254.2736
Fax: 770.254.2807

​Press Release – July 5, 2017

New school year begins Friday, August 4; Orientation on Thursday, August 3

Coweta County Schools will begin the 2017-18 school year on Friday, August 4.

Parents and students will be able to visit schools and meet teachers on Thursday, August 3, before the start of the new school year. School Orientation will be held at separate times for Coweta’s middle, elementary and high schools on August 3:

Middle Schools: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (all middle schools)
Elementary Schools: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (all elementary schools).
High Schools: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (all high schools)

Orientation provides parents and students an opportunity to find their classrooms and meet their teachers before the start of school. Teachers will not be available for formal conferences during Orientation.

While many schools will hold additional back-to-school functions (check school websites for more information at, all schools will hold student orientation at these times on Thursday.

Representatives from the school system’s transportation department will be available at all schools during the August 3 Orientation, and on the first day of school on August 4, to provide information about bus schedules. School bus routes for the new school year will also be posted on the school system’s website before the start of school.

Parents who wish to enroll their elementary-age children in the school system’s tuition-based After School Program will also be able to do so on August 2 and 3 at their child’s schools. Representatives will be available between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at each elementary school.

Parents who need to register their children for school can do so before the start of the new school year at the school system’s Central Registration Center, located at 167 Werz Industrial Drive in Newnan (770-254-5551).​

2016 first day of school

Parents walk children to school at Atkinson Elementary on the first day of school in 2016, above. The 2017-18 school year begins August 4 in Coweta County.