The start of the 2012-13 school year is quickly approaching and teachers were hitting the street and knocking on doors Tuesday evening.

The event started with a kick-off at the Bridge City Elementary as teachers met and received information about the evening ahead. For the first time in Bridge City ISD history,  300 teachers will be divided into teams and visiting 1,500 addresses within the neighborhood sections.

As 5 p.m. neared they geared up to leave and start knocking on doors. During each short visit while talking to area parents and students they emphasized how much BCISD appreciated the strong relationships between the school and home. The teachers were also ready to answer any questions.

Before leaving, the parents were given a back to school packet which included newsletters from each campus, supply lists from Bridge City Elementary and Intermediate, lunch information, a school calendar, fall athletic schedule, booster club information, computer safety flyer and a phone number refrigerator magnet. Those who did not receive a packet can contact their school and request one.

“We’ve been blessed in Bridge City to have a great group of teachers, students and a great community,” said Mike King, BCISD superintendent. “We want to continue to work to build those relationships between school and home.”

Pictured: Mike King, BCISD superintendent, talks to the teachers before they start knocking on door to give out back-to-school packets. RECORD PHOTO: Debby Schamber.