By Arwyn Rice
Peninsula Daily News
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Doors open for all Peninsula public school districts next week after the Labor Day weekend.
New teachers attended orientation Tuesday in the Port Angeles School District, and all instructors' first day and in-service meetings were held Wednesday.
In Sequim, teachers were introduced to their new high-tech interactive whiteboards, which allow students and teachers to use whiteboards in conjunction with a computer projector to both record and interact with what is written on the board.
In Port Angeles, Freshman Rider Day is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the high school gym. Freshmen orientation was Wednesday in Port Townsend.
On Tuesday, Sequim will hold orientation for high school freshmen and middle school sixth-graders, as well as open houses at elementary schools.
Six North Olympic Peninsula districts open their doors for students Tuesday: Port Angeles, Crescent, Port Townsend, Chimacum, Quilcene and Brinnon.
Two school districts, Sequim and Cape Flattery, will welcome their students back Wednesday.
Quillayute Valley School District's first day of classes will be Thursday, Sept. 5.
Three districts — Chimacum, Brinnon and Port Angeles — have added all-day kindergarten classes this fall using new state funding.
The Port Townsend School District failed to qualify for the low-income-based funding program, and Sequim district officials said they plan to start all-day kindergarten during the 2014-2015 school year.
Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.