The countdown to the 2011-12 school year starts now. 

With the first day of the fall semester only days away, administrators within Stephenville ISD are busy gearing up for the new school year. Meanwhile, students are eagerly awaiting - or nervously anticipating - their return to the halls of education.

The first step in being prepared for back-to-school is knowing where to go - and when to be there - as the school bell rings in 11 days.

In effort to get the school year off to a good start, the Empire-Tribune has complied a schedule of events to help out. 

Find out when to check your child's class assignments and when you can meet their teacher in Thursday's edition of the E-T.

For additional information on SISD, visit the district website at www.sville.us, or stop by the district administration building at 2655 W. Overhill Drive.