Back to School Fredericksburg 2015

by | Aug 13, 2015 | Schools & Education

Compiled by Susan Larson. Photo copyright Fredericksburg Today

The first day of school for the 2015-16 school year in Fredericksburg City public schools is Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 — the day after the Labor Day holiday. Following is a list of registration, supply and orientation information for each of the city’s four public schools.

Hugh Mercer Elementary School
2100 Cowan Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Home of the Patriots

Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
School Hours: 8:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Kindergarten and new student registration is 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Head Start students transitioning to Hugh Mercer Elementary must complete registration forms for enrollment in kindergarten. Registration forms are available online and in the school office. Click here for registration guidelines, and the list of required documents and immunizations.

The 2015-16 supply list is available online.

Kindergarten orientation begins at 1 p.m. in the gym, and concludes at 3 p.m. Buses will be available for kindergarten orientation only. Bus schedules will be posted soon, the school’s website said. Orientation for 1st and 2nd graders is from 9 to 11 a.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Lafayette Upper Elementary School
3 Learning Lane, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Home of the Lions

Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Student Hours: 8:25 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Lists are available online for grades 3, 4 and 5.

Orientation for the 2015-16 school year is from 2 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2015.

Walker-Grant Middle School
One Learning Lane, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Home of the Tigers
Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Student Hours: 7:40 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Supply lists by grade for 6th, 7th and 8th — available online.

Sixth grade orientation is from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Open orientation for grades 6 through 8 is from 5 to 7 p.m. the same day.

James Monroe High School
2300 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Home of the Yellow Jackets

James Monroe High School

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Student Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Freshman orientation will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.

Fall Sports Photos
Fall sports photos will be taken from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20. Contact the school for schedule details.

Parking Passes
Parking passes go on sale Tuesday, Aug.18. The decals are $80 for the year. Students must complete an application and have valid driver’s license to purchase a decal.


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