The new calendar allows for elementary assessments to be completed before the start of the 2018-19 school year. Dates for the assessments are Wednesday, Aug. 29 (also workshop week) and Tuesday, Sept. 4 (the traditional first day of school). Kindergarten and elementary students will begin classes on Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Teacher leaders, Instructional Team members, the Superintendent Advisory Committee and administration worked together to schedule early assessment days prior to the start of school.
Four early release days have been added to the new school year calendar to accommodate professional development for all staff. The high schools currently have early release days, so the new calendar expands early release to the elementary and middle schools. Early release was preferred over late start so all students have the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch.
Kids’ SAFARI will support child care needs on early release days.