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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Marion County Public School orientation list for 2022-2023 school year

Marion County Public Schools has released orientation dates and times for the 2022-2023 school year.

The special orientation “meet and greets” will provide parents and students with advance notice of class schedules, bell times, teacher assignments, bus routes and stop times, extra-curricular activities, and other school-related activities.

MCPS encourages all families to ensure that their contact information is correct during these orientations and to sign up for free online Family Access at each school which will give them 24/7 access to student grades, attendance, academic, and additional information on any mobile device.

Below is a listing of orientation dates and times for each school, sorted alphabetically by school and school level. New students, especially kindergarten-aged children, should register now for school to avoid long lines on Wednesday, August 10, which is the first day of class for students in Marion County Public Schools.

  • Elementary School orientation:
    • Anthony – August 8 at 10 a.m. (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten); 10:45 a.m. (1st through 5th grades).
    • Belleview – August 8 at 1 p.m.
    • Belleview-Santos – August 9 at 9 a.m.
    • College Park – August 9 at 8:30 a.m. (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grades); 9:15 a.m. (3rd through 5th grades).
    • Dr. N.H. Jones – August 9 at 12 p.m. (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grades); 1 p.m. (3rd through 5th grades).
    • Dunnellon – August 8 at 9 a.m.
    • East Marion – August 8 at 1 p.m.
    • Eighth Street – August 9 at 11 a.m.
    • Emerald Shores – August 8 at 1:30 p.m. (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten); August 9 at 1:30 p.m. (1st through 5th grades).
    • Fessenden – August 8 at 1 p.m.
    • Fordham Early Learning Academy – August 8 at 10:30 a.m.
    • Greenway – August 9 at 1 p.m. (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten); 1:30 p.m. (1st through 5th grades).
    • Hammett Bowen, Jr. – August 9 at 8:30 a.m.
    • Harbour View – August 9 at 12 p.m.
    • Legacy – August 9 at 1 p.m.
    • Madison Street – August 8 at 10:30 a.m. (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten); 1 p.m. (1st through 5th grades).
    • Maplewood – August 8 at 9 a.m. (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grades); 10 a.m. (3rd through 5th grades).
    • Marion Oaks – August 9 at 9 a.m. (Exceptional Student Education, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten); 10 a.m. (1st through 5th grades).
    • Oakcrest – August 9 at 10 a.m.
    • Ocala Springs – August 9 at 9 a.m. (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grades); 10:30 a.m. (3rd through 5th grades).
    • Reddick-Collier – August 8 at 10 a.m.
    • Romeo – August 8 at 12:30 p.m. (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grades); 1:45 p.m. (3rd through 5th grades).
    • Saddlewood – August 9 at 10 a.m.
    • Shady Hill – August 9 at 10 a.m.
    • South Ocala – August 8 at 9:30 a.m. (Kindergarten); 10 a.m. (1st through 5th grades).
    • Sparr – August 8 at 10 a.m.
    • Stanton-Weirsdale – August 8 at 1 p.m.
    • Sunrise – August 5 at 12:30 p.m. (Kindergarten through 4th grades).
    • Ward-Highlands – August 8 at 9 a.m. (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten); 9:45 a.m. (1st and 2nd grades, and Kindergarten through 2nd grade specialized units); 10:45 a.m. (3rd through 5th grades, and 3rd through 5th grade specialized units).
    • Wyomina Park – August 9 at 12 p.m.
  • Combination School orientation:
    • Fort McCoy – August 8 at 9 a.m.
    • Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks – August 6 at 9 a.m. (6th through 8th grade new students); 10:30 a.m. (6th through 8th grade returning students); August 8 (5th grade).
  • Middle School orientation:
    • Belleview – August 9 at 8 a.m.
    • Dunnellon – August 8 at 5 p.m.
    • Fort King – August 9 at 1 p.m. (6th grade and new students).
    • Howard – August 8 at 2 p.m. (7th and 8th grade new students); 2:45 p.m. (6th grade new students).
    • Lake Weir – August 8 at 12 p.m.
    • Liberty – August 8 at 2 p.m. (6th grade and new students).
    • North Marion – August 8 at 10 a.m.
    • Osceola – August 8 at 9 a.m. (6th grade and new students).
  • High School orientation:
    • Belleview – August 8 at 2 p.m. (9th grade preview – students only); 4 p.m. (all students and parents).
    • Dunnellon – August 8 at 5:30 p.m.
    • Forest – August 8 and 9 at 8 a.m. (9th grade); August 8 at 5:30 p.m. (returning students).
    • Hillcrest School – August 9 at 10 a.m. (new families); 11 a.m. (Title 1 – all families); 11:30 a.m. (returning families).
    • Lake Weir – August 8 at 2 p.m. (new students).
    • Marion Virtual – individual orientations with teachers via Zoom.
    • Marion Technical Institute (MTI) – August 8 at 6 p.m.
    • North Marion – August 8 at 5:30 p.m.
    • Vanguard – August 8 at 6 p.m.
    • West Port – August 8 at 6 p.m. (9th grade).

Open houses are held at schools in the weeks following the first day of school. For more information, please contact each school directly.