Tuesday, August 23rd will be the first day of the 2011-2012 school year for students in grades one through twelve. Preschool and kindergarten student assessments will take place from Tuesday, August 23rd-Thursday, August 25th. Parents are being notified about appointment times. Bright Beginnings preschoolers will start on Monday, August 30th. Kindergartners whose last names begin with the letters A-L will attend their first day on Friday, August 26th, and those whose last names begin with the letters M-Z will attend their first day on Monday, August 29th (no school for kindergartners whose last names begin with A-L that day). All kindergartners report on Tuesday, August 30th. Kindergarten is a full-day program in the Bedford District.