Tuesday, January 19, 2016

District Releases "Updated" Calendar for 2015-2016

Just saw this at the district website but I don't have time to check what may have changed (but it was just posted today):

The following revised school calendar dates were finalized with our SEA partners,  and approved on October 7 by the SPS Board of Directors.
Please mark your home and school calendars accordingly.

School Year Calendar Changes

Makeup Days for All Schools
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. This is a shortened mid-winter break.
  • Fri., June 24
Modified School Terms
The following are the modified school terms for the 2015-16 school year.
Semesters (secondary schools: high school, middle school and K-8 schools)
Semester 1: Sept. 17, 2015 through Feb. 5, 2016
Semester 2: Feb. 8, 2016 through June 24, 2016
Quarters (secondary schools: high school, middle school and K-8 schools)
Quarter 1: Sept. 17, 2015 through Nov. 16, 2015
Quarter 2: Nov. 17, 2015 through Feb. 5, 2016
Quarter 3: Feb. 8, 2016 through April 8, 2016
Quarter 4: April 11, 2016 through June 24, 2016
Trimester (elementary and K-8 schools)
Trimester 1: Sept. 17, 2015 through Dec. 4, 2015
Trimester 2: Dec. 7, 2015 through March 18, 2016
Trimester 3: March 21, 2016 through June 24, 2016

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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