2024-2025 School Calendar Approved

February 16, 2024
Good afternoon West Shore students, staff, and families,
We received 522 responses to the calendar survey this year and last night, the Board of School Directors adopted a calendar for the 2024-2025 school year.  I have attached a copy (attachment available at the bottom of the page) for your reference and planning. Highlights of the calendar include…
First Day of School for Students
Tuesday, September 3, 2024
As you are aware, we are opening two new intermediate schools next year. Beyond construction timeline concerns, this additional time will be needed to move resources to the new grade level configuration and provide time for transition activities to be held in the new schools for our students and families. We will likely return to a late August first day in the future.
Last Day of School for Students and Teachers
Friday, June 6, 2025
We have heard from many families that ending in early June was important, especially for those with high school students. In order to accomplish this, some breaks throughout the year were shortened. Again, this may or may not be a change which reoccurs moving forward. 

 Student Days Off
  • September 2, 2024
  • November 1, 2024
  • November 27 through December 2, 2024
  • December 23, 2024 through January 1, 2025
  • January 20, 2025
  • February 17, 2025
  • March 14, 2025
  • April 18 through April 21, 2025
  • May 26, 2025
Remote Learning Days
Next year's calendar incorporates six scheduled remote learning days for students with professional and support staff members using the day for staff development, data analysis, and collaboration. Students will be counted as present for the day unless parents indicate an absence. Teachers will provide work equal to a half day of instruction with assignments to be turned in the next day students are in person. Remote learning days are asynchronous and allow for flexibility at all levels.
  • September 27, 2024
  • October 14, 2024
  • February 14, 2025, 
  • March 17, 2025
  • April 17, 2025
  • May 23, 2025
Make-Up Days
Make-Up days are those days built into the school calendar to be used if unplanned school closings occur. Our intent is to use weather-related remote learning days with teacher-led, online Zoom classes, when weather necessitates a school closing; however, by specifying days as make-up days, the District is given the flexibility to use them should circumstances make it necessary to cancel all classes on a given day.
Parent Conferences
We heard from parents and staff that a designated day would be appreciated for parent conferences. While conferences can occur anytime throughout the school year and may be requested by parents or teachers, November 1 is a day designated for parent conferences at all levels.
This school year we are holding Graduation Ceremonies for the Class of 2024 on Friday, June 7 due to the availability of the Farm Show Complex. Some feedback received during the calendar survey was related to traffic concerns. We will be closely monitoring traffic and other factors this year and, if needed, may make adjustments for next school year. However, at this time it is our plan to hold Graduation Ceremonies for the Class of 2025 at the Farm Show Complex on Friday, June 6, 2025. 
Again, thank you for your participation in the calendar development process. I hope you have a great weekend.
Todd B. Stoltz
[email protected]

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