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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - The Francis Howell School District is opening its doors Tuesday to new students hoping to get acquainted with their new schools before class starts on Thursday.

It is part of what the district is calling "transition day." All of the secondary students who are new to the district will have the opportunity to find out where their classrooms and lockers are, and to learn about school activities.

Approximately 475 selected Francis Howell as their district of choice after the student transfer application process was completed Friday, according to an email from Superintendent Pam Sloan.

"I know the transfer process poses some new challenges for our school district," Francis Howell Superintendent Pam Sloan wrote in an email. "I also know that we have great teachers, administrators, families and students, and that together we will find solutions for the issues that come out way."

Meanwhile, school leaders from Kirkwood School District will meet Tuesday night to discuss how to handle an influx of students from Riverview Gardens, which announced last week that it would pay to bus transfer students to Kirkwood.

The move came after Mehlville said it couldn't take all of the students trying to leave the unaccredited district.

The meeting is slated for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kirkwood High School.