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Break beckons
No school till Aug. 10
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Gena Morgan and Landry Weaver enjoy a water battle Friday after school let out for summer. - photo by Emily Saunders
Forsyth County public school students left class for the final time this academic year Friday, and teachers will leave their classrooms by Wednesday.

Local roads will get a break from school buses until Aug. 10, when classes start back. Teachers return Aug. 3.

The district is shuffling students and some teachers and administrators to the new campuses, which include Brookwood, Haw Creek and Whitlow elementary schools, as well as Lakeside Middle and Lambert High.

Debbie Smith, current principal of Johns Creek Elementary, is moving to Coal Mountain Elementary.

"We wish [students] a fun, adventurous and safe summer ... we will be looking forward to greeting them back into all of our schools in August," Smith said.

Smith said she'll miss faculty as well.

"I'm reminded of how thankful I am for the many caring, talented and devoted teacher leaders we have," she said.

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