Welcome Back

Johnson City Schools set to welcome back students


Johnson City Schools’ teachers, principals and staff, along with Superintendent Dr. Steve Barnett, will welcome students back on Monday, August 5 with an abbreviated day.  The arrival and dismissal schedules for August 5 are as follows:

Science Hill High School – 7:40 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Liberty Bell Middle School – 7:40 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Indian Trail Intermediate School – 7:50 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.

Elementary schools – 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

All schools will be in full session on Tuesday, August 6.  Normal school hours are as follows:

Liberty Bell - 7:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Science Hill  – 7:40 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Indian Trail - 7:50 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Elementary – 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

For the full school calendar, please check www.jcschools.org/calendar. As students head back to school, it’s particularly important to obey traffic laws and drive safely in school zones. 

  • • Be patient during drop-off and pick-up if you drive your student to school or drive near

school. The roadways surrounding schools are congested during these times.

  • • Please be advised that as of July 1, it is illegal for drivers of any age to hold or physically support a cellphone with any part of one's body while driving.
  • • Be aware of students where there are no sidewalks along the road and when backing out of driveways.
  • • Watch for younger and less predictable children who may dart into the road.
  • • Stop and wait for school buses when red lights are flashing.

Here is a list of the events that will be happening at the 11 schools during the first few weeks of school:


Cherokee Elementary  

Open House on Thursday, August 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Fairmont Elementary  

August 5 – 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. for Kindergarten Parents (Cafeteria)

The following are in the classrooms:

August 6           5 p.m.        4th grade

6 p.m.        2nd grade

August 8           5 p.m.        3rd grade        

6 p.m.        1st grade

August 15        6 p.m.        Kindergarten     

On Tuesday, September 10, Fairmont will host a Parent Open House that begins in the gym at 6:30 p.m.

Lake Ridge Elementary  

Open House on Friday, August 2 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Grade Level Parent Meetings:

August 5th           Kindergarten-    9:00 a.m.

                             Multi-age-          1:00 p.m.

                             3rd Grade-           1:00 p.m.

                             2nd Grade-          1:30 p.m.

4th Grade-           2:00 p.m.

August 8th           1st Grade-           4:00 p.m.

Mountain View Elementary  

Open House on Thursday, August 15 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Parents and students have the opportunity to walk around to meet teachers and see their classrooms. There will also be representatives from different community agencies on hand in the lobby with information for parents.

North Side Elementary  

Meet The Teacher: Thursday, August 1st from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


South Side Elementary  

Open House on Thursday, August 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. They will be having an Ice Cream social and parents are able to drop in at any time during the event.

Towne Acres Elementary  

Open House on Thursday, August 1 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Woodland Elementary  

  • Open House & Meet the Teacher (Grades K - 4) on Thursday, August 1 from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. followed by Popsicles and a Story with the Principal at 6:45 p.m. underneath our new playground sunshade (weather permitting; alternate popsicle & story location: underneath our front entrance awning).
  • Kindergarten Parent/Guardian Informational Meeting: Monday, August 5 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. followed by a celebratory breakfast hosted by our kindergarten teachers and Woodland PTA. 

Indian Trail Intermediate  

Meet on Greet on Friday August 2nd

5th graders from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

6th graders from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Liberty Bell Middle  

Meet and Greet - Friday August 2.

8th grade from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

7th grade 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Open House on Monday, August 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Science Hill High School  

Freshmen Friday (Orientation for rising freshmen) Friday, August. 2, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.  

Meet and Greet on Thursday, August 15 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.