Summer vacation is coming to a close for area children with most students returning to class during the first full week of August.

Here are the starting dates and other information for local schools:

• Madison Consolidated Schools will resume class on Aug. 4.

• Southwestern Schools will resume class on Aug. 1.

• Canaan Community Academy will resume class on Aug. 4.

• Christian Academy of Madison will resume class on Aug. 6.

• Switzerland County Schools will resume class on Aug. 5.

• Prince of Peace Schools will resume class on Aug. 12.

Both Carroll County and Trimble County schools will also begin the fall semester on Aug. 12.

Many area schools also have upcoming registration dates and open house events.

MCS:

• Deputy Elementary School's registration date is July 28 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

There is an open house scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 4.

• E.O. Muncie Elementary School's registration dates are July 30, for student's whose last name begins with A through M, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students with names beginning with N through Z can register on July 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There is an open house event scheduled for Aug. 1 from 5 to 6 p.m.

• Lydia Middleton Elementary School registration is July 30 and Aug. 1. Both events are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The school's open house is scheduled for Aug. 1 from 5 to 6 p.m.

• Rykers' Ridge Elementary School's registration dates are July 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

An open house is scheduled for July 31 from 5 to 6 p.m.

• Madison Junior High School has registration on July 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and July 30 from noon to 6 p.m.

An informal meeting for parents and a class social for incoming sixth-grade students is on Aug. 1 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a cookout. An open house is also scheduled for Aug. 7 from 6 to 7 p.m.

• Madison High School has registration on July 28 from noon to 6 p.m. for all incoming freshmen and new students. Sophomore through senior students can register on July 29 from noon to 6 p.m.

Southwestern Schools:

• Southwestern Elementary School has registration on July 24-25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Southwestern Middle and High School has registration for new students scheduled for July 24 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parents signing up students need to bring the child's birth certificate, social security card and a parent I.D. Returning students can register anytime on the school's website.

Prince of Peace Schools:

• There are no enrollment dates scheduled, but enrollment is always open.

Aug. 11 is the school's annual cookout for students and families. The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m.

Canaan Community Academy:

• There are no enrollment dates scheduled, but enrollment is always open.

Christian Academy of Madison:

• There are no enrollment dates scheduled, but enrollment is always open.

A parent orientation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 4.