The District is seeking your feedback regarding a proposed calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. We invite you to view the calendar (available as an attachment at the bottom of this email), and should you wish to offer feedback, please click here to submit your suggestions.
The deadline for submitting comments is Monday, February 7, 2022 at 4 p.m. After reviewing suggestions received, the Board of School Directors will likely take action on approval of a calendar at its meeting on February 17, 2022.
Features of the Proposed Calendar
First Day of School for Students - Monday, August 29, 2022
Last Day for Students - Friday, June 2, 2023
Graduation Ceremonies for the Class of 2023 - Saturday, June 3 at the Farm Show Complex
Student Days Off
- September 5 - Labor Day
- October 10 - Fall Break
- November 22-28 - Thanksgiving Break
- December 23-January 2 - Holiday Recess
- January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- February 20 - Winter Break
- March 17 - Winter Recess
- April 7-10 - Spring Break
- May 29 - Memorial Day
This school year the District piloted trimesters with a group of elementary teachers and families. The feedback received has been very positive from both teachers and parents and as a result, the 2022-2023 calendar introduces trimesters for all elementary students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The new schedule streamlines the teaching, assessment, and reporting process and results in students receiving grades (report cards) three times a year.
Middle and High School students will continue to utilize four marking periods/two semesters.
Remote Learning Days
Next year's calendar incorporates seven 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. These days serve an important role in meeting student and staff needs, and because remote learning days are asynchronous, they allow for flexibility at all levels.
Make-Up days are those days built into the school calendar to be used if unplanned school closings occur. Similar to this year, our intent is to use remote learning days when weather necessitates a school closing; however, by specifying days as make-up days, the District is given the flexibility to use them should internet, power, or other circumstances make it necessary to cancel all classes on a given day.
Thank you in advance for your participation in the development of next year’s school calendar. I hope you are able to enjoy the long weekend.
Todd B. Stoltz, Ed.D.