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Important dates to know for Dawson County Schools’ return to classes this fall
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Children get off the school bus at Riverview Elementary School for the first day of school on Aug. 7, 2020. - photo by Erica Jones

With just a few short weeks left before the start of the 2022-23 school year, students, administrators and teachers are all gearing up to return to classes for the fall. Here are some important dates to know leading up to the start of the new school year. 

All of the schools in the district will hold their open houses on Wednesday, Aug. 3. The open houses for each school are scheduled for the following times. 

All elementary schools: Aug. 3 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. 

Dawson County Middle School, Dawson County Junior High School and Dawson County High School: Aug. 3 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. 

The first day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be on Friday, Aug. 5. 

For a full calendar for the 2022-23 school year including breaks, holidays and other important dates, go to