As mentioned in previous communications, the DESE has shortened the school year by 10 days, allowing districts to take 10 days of training at the beginning of the school year for planning, professional development, review of safety guidelines, and procedures. The Board voted to approve this years school calendar to follow the DESE’s change in length of year. Our first day of remote school will be Tuesday, 9/15.
The new school calendar is posted here for your review 2020-2021 Revised Calendar. Please note that by amending the start of the year, it rearranges our term end dates, necessitating a change in our parent/teacher conferences. Parent/Teacher conferences will be held virtually on December 22 and December 23. December 22 will be a 1/2 day for all students. Conferences will begin at 12:30 and would run until 7:00. There will be no school on December 23 conferences will run from 8:00am- 1:00PM. (Given the volume of Grade 6-8 conferences we will need to hold additional conference dates to accommodate all parents. Details to follow as soon as possible) Please note that given this schedule, November 23 would revert to a full day of school and November 24 would become a 1/2 day.
Previously planned professional development days have been moved to Wednesdays to maintain the hybrid schedule rotation. Please update your family calendars to take note of holidays, vacations and early releases throughout the year.