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Student orientation set at new W.Va. high school

August 13, 2008

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Washington High School will hold student orientation sessions next week.

Jefferson County's new high school is at 300 Washington Patriot Drive in Charles Town. The school can be accessed from Augustine Avenue or from Huyett Road.

The freshman class orientation will be on Monday, with the sophomore class orientation on Tuesday, the junior class on Aug. 20 and the senior class on Aug. 21.

Students may enter through the event entrance and parking is available in the lots closest to the athletic playing fields. The doors will open at 6 p.m. for these sessions, which will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. The school store will be open before and after the sessions. The event bathrooms, which are next to the auditorium, also will be open for the evening.

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No food or drink may be brought into the school. No smoking or use of any other tobacco products on school property is permitted at any time.

The information sessions are designed for incoming students and their parents or guardians.

After the orientation program, student schedules will be distributed. No schedules will be distributed in advance. Once students have their schedules, they will have the opportunity to walk around the building. However, no tours will be given to the public during these sessions.

For those not attending the orientation sessions, student schedules will be available on Friday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., but there will not be an opportunity to tour the building when schedules are picked up on Friday.

The first day of classes is Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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