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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The start of school year is almost here! 

We are looking forward to a great year at McCulloch Junior High School. We hope all of you are too!

Here's a roundup of some frequently asked questions this time of year: 

When is the first day of school?

The first day of the 2017-18 school year is Thursday, Aug. 10.

When can students come in to find their locker, classrooms, etc.?

Students (and their families) are welcome to visit the building during the open hours below, to find their locker and their classrooms, and just generally get ready to be here and engaged once classes start!

Open hours are as follows:
  • Monday, Aug. 7, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 8, 5 to 7 p.m.

Are uniforms required?

Marion Community Schools does not require uniforms. We do have dress code guidelines. Click here to view them. Each building's principal is responsible for determining the best way to oversee dress code in their building. If you have questions regarding McCulloch dress code, please contact our school office, 674-6917 (starting Aug. 1).

What school supplies do students need?

We do not have specific requested supplies for junior high students. In general, writing materials are universally needed for taking notes and completing assignments. Individual classes may require other specific supplies or equipment. Teachers will provide more information as-needed. (School supplies for grades P-6 can be viewed here.)

How much are school fees?

School fees vary depending on what classes your student is taking. A $50 deposit is required at registration time, and the remainder will be billed to you in the fall. Deferred payment plans can be arranged if needed. Contact our office at 674-6917 for more information after Aug. 1. (School fees for grades K-6 can be viewed here.) 

How can students get involved in McCulloch athletic teams and extracurricular activities?

The McCulloch football team will have signups at 6 p.m. July 20. Information about other activities and teams will be provided to students as available. If you have questions about a specific activity, feel free to talk to office staff after Aug. 1, 674-6917.

I have other questions regarding my student's registration. Whom should I contact?

Starting Friday, Aug. 1, our building secretaries will be back in the office. Please call us at 674-6917.

I have questions about bus transportation. Whom should I contact?

If you need to find out if you live in our walk zone (where bus transportation is not provided), click here. For other information, including safety information and rules, click here. If you have other questions regarding transportation, contact the Transportation Department at 664-4237 (after Aug. 1).