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A note from Admin about the 2016-17 calendar
Thanks to all of you who completed the parent survey and gave us your feedback about the school calendar.
Just like last year, what stood out the most to us in your responses were the many comments telling us to do what works best for kids and best for our teachers. To this end, the 2016-17 calendar is similar to the 2015-16 calendar and has the following features and benefits:
- The 180-day school year begins on Wednesday, August 10 and ends on Thursday, May 25.
- 4th through 8th grade will run from 8:00 to 2:45; Kinder through 3rd grade begins at 8:30 and dismisses at 3:15.
- We will have a one week fall break and a one week spring break. The breaks follow the end of the quarter which is a great time for students and staff to rest, relax and get refreshed for the next quarter.
- We will continue to dismiss one hour early on Wednesdays – 1:45 for 4th through 8th grade and 2:15 for kinder through 3rd grade. We sincerely appreciate parent input supporting this change and it has made enabled us to provide professional development for our teachers more frequently and more effectively. This is a benefit to teachers, staff and students. The Early Dismissal Wednesday after care program will continue at a cost of $5 per Wednesday per family for those students who will be picked up at their regular dismissal time of 2:45 or 3:15. We will organize this time with a short break and then an academic study hall and/or access to computer-based academic programs.
- Parent-Teacher conferences will be held in the middle of the first quarter instead of the end of the quarter. Your feedback told us parents overwhelmingly support this and we do too.
- The first two days of school, August 10th and 11th, will once again be designated as Champion Days. We will spend our time getting to know one another, building our culture and community, reinforcing our expectations for manners, respect and Champion behavior, working on anti-bullying activities together and starting our schoolwide implementation of The Leader in Me (you’ll hear a lot more about this program as the year gets started). As we saw last year, these first days of school are helpful to all of us in meeting our goals of social and academic excellence and establishing a great climate for the school year. As we did this year, we will also have a Champion Day on the Monday we return from Winter Break.
If you have any questions about the calendar, please feel free to contact us at (520) 296-0883 or send us an email.
Your Administration Team
Chief Operations Officer