2016-17 Calendar 2/3/16
At its Feb. 1 meeting, the Board discussed and adopted the 2016-2017 Student Academic Calendar. Changes for 2016-17, based on stakeholder feedback to drafts, include: A return of Spring Break to the third week of March, consistent with other districts in Region 10.
- Moving to nine week grading periods to better align and support instructional opportunities. This change will be accompanied by the addition of academic progress updates to parents within the grading period.
- A return of Fair Day as a staff holiday.
- Concluding the school year in May (barring multiple snow makeup days)
The calendar is based on a slight lengthening of elementary and junior high school days to take advantage of flexibility provided by a new state requirement that school districts measure instruction provided over the course of a school year in minutes, rather than days. Elementary school days will increase 10 minutes and begin at 7:50 a.m. while junior high days will increase by 15 minutes and begin at 8:15 a.m. The existing high school schedule would remain the same. Operations staff elected to add minutes to the beginning of the day due to after school transportation and scheduling issues.
View the 2016-17 Student Academic calendar as adopted