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Principal's Message August 1, 2019

August 1, 2019


Greetings Holly Ridge Families,


It is that time of year that everyone starts to prepare for going back to school! I hope that you are enjoying your summer break and are getting ready for our first day of school on Monday, August 26thAt Holly Ridge Middle School, it is our goal to inspire all students to be the best they can be and provide a supportive, rigorous and relevant learning environment. Our staff continues to grow and develop in their craft to further enhance our instructional programs, but we cannot accomplish this goal alone. We will continue to ask for your ongoing support and assistance. Developing a strong partnership with you is incredibly important. By working together, we can guarantee that ALL students experience academic success and reach their full potential. 


The school’s bell schedule will remain the same as last year which is 8:15am to 3:00pm. Students may enter the building at 7:45am and the instructional day will start at 8:15am. All students are expected to be in class by the tardy bell.  Please do not drop your child off before 7:45am since your child’s safety is important to us and we will not have supervision for students until 7:45am.


7th/8th grade “Meet the Teacher” is scheduled for Wednesday August 21, 2019 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and 6th grade parent orientation will be the same night from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  Additionally, 6th grade student orientation will be Thursday August 22, 2019 from 8:30am to 10:00am. 



Each morning beginning at 7:45 am, staff members will be on duty in the carpool area to greet students, as well as bid them a good day at 3:00pm.  Please assist us in making sure the carpool line moves smoothly and efficiently by following the traffic patterns when entering and leaving campus.



Parents may receive bus information by visiting the district website and clicking on “Parents” and then click on the yellow school bus icon. Information about bus arrival and departure times can be found on this site.


Supply Lists

Supply lists for each grade level will be provided during meet the teacher/orientations.  The staff has worked hard to keep the prices to a minimum.


I am looking forward to working closely with you this year as we unite to ensure the academic success for all students. I invite you to be an active part of the Holly Ridge family, join our PTA, register to volunteer and partner with us in providing the best educational space and experience for your child. We are excited about the 2019-2020 school year at Holly Ridge Middle where “EXCELLENCE WILL BE STANDARD”.






Keith C. Faison