Key Dates in 2018-19 Calendar

Key Dates in 2018-19 Calendar
Posted on 05/21/2018

More instructional hours built into the 2018-19 School Year Calendar means fewer make-up days.

An additional 10 minutes will be added to the elementary instructional day next year … and the legislature agreed to allow the mandated 15-minute elementary recess to count toward instructional hours.


Highlights

• September 4, 2018  First Day of School

... Oct. 4 - Interim Reports Issued
... Nov 5 - End of 1st Grading Period

• November 6, 2018  Virtual Clerical Day (Election Day)
     ... No School for Students

... 2nd Grading Period Begins

• November 12, 2018 - Veterans' Day Holiday

• November 16, 2018  Parent/Teacher Conference Day
     ... No School for Students
     ... Report Cards Distributed
     ... Staff Development Day for non-instructional staff

• November 21, 2018 (early dismissal)

• November 22 – 23, 2018  Thanksgiving Holiday

... Dec. 13 - Interim Reports Issued

• December 21, 2018 – January 1, 2019  Winter Break

• January 2, 2019 - School Reopens

• January 21, 2019 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

• January 23-28, 2019 
- First Semester Exams

• January 24-28, 2019 
- Early Dismissal for All Students

... Jan. 28 - End of 1st Semester (2nd Grading Period)
... Jan. 29 - 2nd Semester Begins (3rd Grading Period)

• January 29, 2019  Early Dismissal for All Students 
     ... Clerical Half-Day for Teachers 

• February 15, 2019 - Parent/Teacher Conference Day
     ... Report Cards Distributed
     ... No School for Students

• February 18, 2019 - Presidents' Day Holiday

... Mar. 4 - Interim Reports Issued

• March 5, 2019 -Staff Development for ALL staff
     ... No School for Students

... Apr. 5 - End of 3rd Grading Period
... Apr. 8 - 4th Grading Period Begins

• April 15 - April 19, 2019  Spring Break 

... Apr. 24 - Report Cards Distributed
... May 15 - Interim Reports Issued

May 27, 2019 ​- Memorial Day Holiday

• June 8, 2019  Graduation Ceremonies 

• June 11-13, 2019 - Second Semester Exams

• June 12-13, 2019 
- Early Dismissal for All Students

... End of Second Semester (4th Grading Period)
... Report Cards Distributed


• June 13, 2019 – Last day of school 

• June 14, 2019 Teacher Clerical Day


Make Up Days

• Up to nine missed days of school will be made up by the additional instructional hours built into the school calendar.

• If additional days are missed due to inclement weather, the make-up schedule will be determined by the school board.


Guiding Principles

● Ten (10) days of pre-service for new teachers

● Seven (7) days of pre-service for returning teachers

● First day of school must be the Tuesday after Labor Day

● Must have at least 180 instructional days -- equivalent of 990 hours

● Election days in November and May should be used either as staff development, clerical or a combination of staff development and clerical

• When Easter occurs prior to the 15th of April, Spring Break is scheduled the week following Easter
     –Easter   ~   April 21, 2019
     –Spring Break  ~  April 15 – April 19, 2019

• When Easter occurs on or after April 15, Spring Break should be scheduled the week preceding Easter

Calendar Committee Members

Parents
Teachers
School Administrators
Bus Drivers Representative 
School Admin Office Representatives


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