More than 3,900 Canal Winchester students will ring in the new school year next week.

Superintendent Jim Sotlar said the buildings are ready, and he is ready as well for what he said should be "another great school year."

"We are starting the renovation-and-addition project at the high school," Sotlar said. "This is a very exciting time for the district, and I am looking forward to watching the project develop from its inception to its end.

"Although it will be hectic the next few years, the end result will be well worth it."

Students in grades 1-9 will start Wednesday, Aug. 15, and students in grades 10-12 will begin the following day.

Freshmen are included in the early start so they can participate in an orientation program.

During orientation, freshmen will receive their student IDs, Chromebooks, school schedules and participate in other activities such having yearbook pictures taken.

Preschool starts Aug. 20, and kindergarten begins Aug. 22.

All school forms can be completed online through the Parent OneView account, which also provides bus and teacher information.

Class schedules for middle school and high school students are available in their Progress Book accounts.

At Indian Trail Elementary School, the day runs from 8:55 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. School supplies can be dropped off from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Morning kindergarten at Indian Trail starts at 8:55 a.m. and ends at 11:40 a.m. The afternoon session begins at 12:45 p.m. and dismisses at 3:30 p.m.

At Winchester Trail Elementary School, classes run from 9 a.m. to 3:35 p.m., and supplies can be dropped off from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Morning preschool runs from 8:55 to 11:45 a.m., and the afternoon session is from 12:45 to 3:30 p.m.

For middle school students, classes run from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and students can place school supplies in their lockers and pick up schedules from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13.

The high school day runs from 7:35 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Chromebooks for grades 10-12 will be distributed the first day of school and IDs and yearbook pictures will be taken Aug. 17.

Parents are encouraged to sign up online for 15-minute student discovery meetings that allow parents and staff to talk about their students.

On Aug. 20, parents of freshmen are invited to a meeting 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.