ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Have you met your new principal and teachers yet?
On Monday Rapides Parish started meet and greets for their new community school zones. They began at Bolton High School for zone two and then Tuesday at Peabody Magnet High School for zone three.
It's a chance for parents and students to come out and get to know their new faculty, as well as voice any concerns.
The following schools are included in zone three: Acadian with pre-K to K, Martin Park with grades first through third, Alma Redwine with fourth through fifth and W.O. Hall with a sixth grade academy.
Arthur F. Smith is also included in the zone but was not present because they are only losing sixth grade.
Zone three's turn out was better than Monday, however parent presence was still light.
"We've had a great turn out as far as I am concerned with parents out," said W.O. Hall Principal Emmett Jefferson Jr. "Parents are asking very good questions. The staff is enthusiastic and we are colorful. We are trying to show them you are going to start at pre-K to this sixth grade academy that is going to prepare you."
Principals and teachers acknowledge that it's a big adjustment for everyone, but said they can't wait to get settled in their new roles.
"I feel like they felt more relieved about the rezoning and what is expected at Acadian," said Acadian teacher Jamie Funderburk. "I feel like they are going in a little more prepared."
The district is encouraging any parents who couldn't make it out this week to get in touch with their community school's principal.