Friday, September 25, 2015

Final SPS Calendar (Pending Board Approval)

From SPS Communications:

The following makeup days for a revised school calendar have now been finalized with our SEA partners, pending approval by the Board of Directors on October 7.

Please mark your home and school calendars accordingly.

School Year Calendar Changes

With the Board's approval, the following days will now be regular school days:
  • Fri., Oct. 9 
  • Fri., Jan. 29
  • Wed., Feb. 17, 
  • Thurs., Feb.18, and 
  • Fri., Feb. 19
  • Fri., June 24 
( The Feb dates are a shortened mid-winter break.)

Seattle Public Schools staff and the Seattle Education Association worked together to finalize the 2015-16 school year calendar to adjust for the school days missed by the teacher strike.

State law requires school districts conduct a school year of no less than 180 school days in such grades as are conducted by the school district, and 180 half-days of instruction, or the equivalent, in kindergarten. The district and its partners needed to meet that requirement and looked for the best options for adjusting the calendar that works for families.

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