The floors at area school districts are being waxed, buses are being readied, books are headed to shelves, and the cafeterias are filling their refrigerators and stocking the shelves as final preparations are being finalized for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. The following is just a bit of information on some of the local schools who will begin classes next week.

At Hamilton Central, Morrisville-Eaton, Sherburne-Earlville and Stockbridge Valley, superintendent/staff days are set for Sept. 6 and 7; classes start on Sept. 8

Superintendent/staff days at Madison and Otselic Valley are on Sept. 6. Students at Madison will return to the classroom on Sept. 7 with a half day; dismissal is at 11:20 a.m. Classes begin on Sept. 7 at Otselic Valley.

Waterville will hold an orientation session for seventh grade students at 1 p.m., Sept. 7, in the auditorium. Classes are scheduled to begin Sept. 8.

Contact your local school district for more on opening day or other happenings.