Buses, students, and teachers now have to wait for traffic to clear before leaving Solanco High School at the end of the day.
Solanco High School librarian Emily Dawley says students still love to read print books.
That's why she started The Great Book Swap seven years ago and why it's still a popular program today.
"Generally, reading books might be down a little but we still have a lot of kids who absolutely still love reading books," said Dawley. "Reading is still a priority for kids. There are still a lot of kids who prefer print books."
Quarryville Elementary School students and teachers stretched Read Across America Day into a full week of activities.
Each day last week had a theme from the books of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
A 2011 Solanco graduate has returned to her alma mater to teach a subject she learned to love in high school.
Mallory Rutledge will be teaching Spanish this school year.
"Spanish challenges me," she said last week, "and I always enjoy that. It says a lot about the teachers here that they inspired me to go on with this language."
Solanco will see far fewer kindergarten students this year, district officials said last week.
A typical kindergarten class ranges from 240 to 260 students. Unless more children show up in the next three weeks, this year's class will have 191 students.
The decline was not anticipated
Solanco School District's four elementary schools will hold open house sessions from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 24.
The sessions are for all elementary students and their parents. Incoming kindergarten students have been scheduled for specific sessions.
The Solanco School District is trying a new way to get rid of surplus equipment - a yard sale.
Among the items will be an assortment of construction paper, computer desks, overhead projectors, chairs, tables, and a large assortment of food serving dishes.
Although school didn't open until August 29, Elizabeth Martin already started her first teaching job weeks in advance.
Martin, who was hired earlier this year to direct Solanco's middle and elementary school bands, has wrapped up her first band camp.
The colors stay the same.
Even when they don't.
Solanco School District has a set series of colors for each of its grade levels. The elementary schools have one set of colors, the middle schools another, and the high school a third.
"But the challenge comes when the supplier changes the shades," said district painting crew member Brett Miller.
The Solanco School District has been accumulating surplus equipment for two years.
Now its offering that equipment, ranging from a well-used pickup truck to a box of red aprons, for sale by sealed bid.
The district usually holds these sales ever year, said Dr. Timothy Shrom, Solanco's business manager.
Getting ready for school starts long before a child gets on the bus, headed for the first day of kindergarten.
It can begin even before children start pre-school, as they develop the fine motor skills they will need.
"We have a budget. Are we going to get the money? That's the question," said Dr. Timothy Shrom.
Dr. Shrom, Solanco School District's business manager, was talking about two budgets. One, $30.3 million, is for the current 2015-16 school year; the other, $31.5 million approved in preliminary form, is for the 2016-17 school year that begins July 1.