Summer break is coming to an end and students in Atchison County will be returning to school in the next two weeks for the 2019-20 school year.


Fairfax students are required to register for school on Tuesday, August 6, from 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in the school library. Seventh grade orientation will be held that night from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the school library.

A Back-To-School Night and Title 1 Meeting will be held Tuesday, August 13, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Classes will begin Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 8:15 a.m. and will dismiss that day at 12:18 p.m. (breakfast will be served from 7:40-8:05 a.m. and the students will also be served lunch).


Registration for Tarkio Junior High and High School students will be: Monday, August 12 – seniors (8:00-9:00 a.m.), juniors (9:00-10:00 a.m.), and sophomores (10:00-11:00 a.m.); and Tuesday, August 13 – freshmen (8:00-9:00 a.m.), 8th graders (9:00-10:00 a.m.), and 7th graders (10:00-11:00 a.m.). Students must have proof of age and current immunization records. Students should report at the scheduled time unless prior arrangements are made. If these times do not work for you, contact the high school office (660-736-4118) to schedule an alternate time. Returning elementary students do not need to register.

New elementary students (grades K-6) should register in the elementary office the week of August 12. Parents of new students need to bring a birth certificate (or other proof of age) and current immunization records for each child.

An open house will be held on Monday, August 19, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. starting with a short general meeting in the high school gym. Students may bring supplies to be ready for the first day of school.

Students’ first day back will be Tuesday, August 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Breakfast will be served from 7:30-7:55 a.m. and lunch will also be served).


Rock Port Elementary students grades K-6 will need to register at the elementary principal’s office on Monday, August 12, and Tuesday, August 13, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Parents will need to fill out registration forms, health and lunch forms, and sign up for bus routes.

Rock Port Junior High and High School registration will take place: Monday, August 12 – sophomores, juniors, and seniors (9:00-11:00 a.m.) and 7th graders, 8th graders, and freshmen (1:00-3:00 p.m.); and Tuesday, August 13 – Students and families new to the district. Forms are available for download on the school website at Click on registration. Bring your filled out forms to registration and save time.

Seventh grade orientation and 7-12 grades new student orientation will be held Thursday, August 15, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the south gym.

The new school year begins Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. with an early dismissal at 12:05 p.m.

The Rock Port Rotary Club will host a “Welcome Back-to-School Picnic” Thursday, August 22 (note: this date has been changed from previous advertising). The Rotary Club will serve hamburgers and hot dogs for that evening in the cafeteria from 5:00-6:15 p.m. All elementary students (K-6) and their parents may visit with teachers from 5:00-6:00 p.m.