For some Forsyth County high school students, the school year ended as early as this past Friday. For all other students, the last day was Wednesday.
“We hope our students and staff have a safe and enjoyable summer,” said Bruce Wagar, the district's director of school safety.
Summer break may begin when the final bell rings, but not everyone is going on vacation.
Wagar advised motorists to be extra cautious when traveling through the county over the next couple months.
“With school being out, more students will be active in neighborhoods and on the roads, so we urge them and others that share the roads with them to operate with caution,” he said.
The school year has brought many challenges, along with many high achieving students.
Superintendent Buster Evans said he is “thankful for the work of our staff and the support of our parents that have made this school year extremely successful.”
“I continue to count it a high privilege to be in such a progressive community that supports public education,” he said. “We are also fortunate to have exceptional students that push us to do better each year."
The first day of classes for the 2011-12 school year is Aug. 11.