Is summer vacation officially coming to an end for school kids and their parents?
Schools in Oak Forest are opening their doors for the first day of classes, starting as early as this week (we're talking about you, Andrew and Sandburg high schools), and Patch wants proud parents to show everyone how their kids handled returning to school. (We know teenagers have systematically banned having their parents take their pictures on the first day of school, but go ahead and give it a shot if you can.)
How can you share your pictures and videos with Patch readers? It's easy. All you have to do is upload them to our Back to School Photos Board. I'll be spotlighting some of the best as the first days come and go.
Here's a look at the first days for schools in the Oak Forest area.
- Andrew and Sandburg high schools: Thursday, Aug. 15 (freshmen and transfer students started Wednesday, Aug. 14)
- Forest Ridge School District 142: Monday, Aug. 19
- Oak Forest High School: Tuesday, Aug. 20 (freshmen and transfer students start Monday, Aug. 19)
- Tinley Park High School: Tuesday, Aug. 20 (freshmen and transfer students start Monday, Aug. 19)
- Arbor Park School District 145 (Scarlet Oak Elementary and Arbor Park Middle School): Wednesday, Aug. 21 (early dismissal this day; full day resumes Thursday, Aug. 22)
- Community Consolidated School District 146 schools (Fierke Education Center and Central Middle School): Monday, Aug. 26