Board Approves 2018-19 School Calendar

Board Approves 2018-19 School Calendar
Posted on 04/12/2018

More instructional hours built into the 2018-19 School Year Calendar means fewer make-up days.

An additional 10 minutes will be added to the elementary instructional day next year … and the legislature agreed to allow the mandated 15-minute elementary recess to count toward instructional hours.


Highlights

• September 4, 2018  First Day of School

• November 6, 2018  Virtual Clerical Day (Election Day)

• November 16, 2018  Parent/Teacher Conference Day
     ... No School for Students
     ... Staff Development Day for non-instructional staff

• November 21, 2018 (early dismissal)

• November 22 – 23, 2018  Thanksgiving Holiday

• December 21, 2018 – January 1, 2019  Winter Break

• Januart 21, 2019 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

• January 29, 2019  -  Clerical Day for All Teachers 
     ... Early Dismissal for All Students 

• February 15, 2019 - Parent/Teacher Conference Day
     ... No School for Students

• February 18, 2019 - Presidents' Day Holiday

• March 5, 2019 -Staff Development for ALL staff
     ... No School for Students

• April 15 - April 19, 2019  Spring Break 

May 27, 2019 ​- Memorial Day Holiday

• June 8, 2019  Graduation Ceremonies 

• June 13, 2019 – Last day of school 

• June 14, 2019 Teacher Clerical Day


Make Up Days

• Up to nine missed days of school will be made up by the additional instructional hours built into the school calendar.

• If additional days are missed due to inclement weather, the make-up schedule will be determined by the school board.


Guiding Principles

● Ten (10) days of pre-service for new teachers

● Seven (7) days of pre-service for returning teachers

● First day of school must be the Tuesday after Labor Day

● Must have at least 180 instructional days -- equivalent of 990 hours

● Election days in November and May should be used either as staff development, clerical or a combination of staff development and clerical

• When Easter occurs prior to the 15th of April, Spring Break is scheduled the week following Easter
     –Easter   ~   April 21, 2019
     –Spring Break  ~  April 15 – April 19, 2019

• When Easter occurs on or after April 15, Spring Break should be scheduled the week preceding Easter

Calendar Committee Members

Parents
Teachers
School Administrators
Bus Drivers Representative 
School Admin Office Representatives


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