Published in the August 24, 2017 edition

NORTH READING — It’s hard to believe that it could be true, but it’s almost time for the kids to say goodbye to summer vacation and head back to school.

The first day of school for North Reading Public School students in grades 1 through 12 is Wednesday, Sept. 6. Pre-K and kindergarten orientation is Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 6 and 7 followed by the first day of classes for the town’s youngest students on Friday, Sept. 8.

Ensure that your family is prepared to have a great upcoming school year by picking up the Back-to-School edition of the Transcript next Thursday, Aug. 31.

The Transcript is your source for town-wide school bus routes, lunch menus, photos of the district’s newest teachers, a welcome back message from Superintendent of Schools Jon Bernard, and more.

The deadline to submit news items or advertising to the Transcript for inclusion in the Back-to-School edition is Monday, August 28 at 3 p.m. Send emails to: or call 978-664-4761 or 781-245-0080 for additional information.