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2014-2015 Calendar Approved

The Shorewood School Board approved the District’s 2014-2015 calendar during their May 13th meeting. The District’s calendar was developed as a collaborative effort that included teachers, administrators and School Board members.

Many aspects of next year’s calendar will stay the same: school will not begin until after September 1st, and spring break will still begin on the last Monday in March (3/ 30/15).

However, there were some changes made to make the calendar more family friendly. For example, while the calendar still includes elementary planning days where students do not have to attend school, these are now full days, rather than half days. This will minimize learning disruptions while providing opportunities for families to plan for long weekends. Additionally, winter break has been extended to two full weeks, with classes resuming on Monday, January 5, 2015.

While members of the District's ad hoc committee of the Board were charged with investigating and making recommendations on school start times, no changes were made to daily start times for the 2014-2015 school year.

Instead, members of the District administration will present three calendars and bell scenarios to the School Board by the end of October, with monthly updates presented to members of the community and School Board until then. The change was not made for next school year because, due to many shared staff members between all four schools, there may be a number of cascading changes that could need to be made across the District if the daily start times at SHS and SIS are changed. Because of this, the administration felt it was simply too late in the current school year to make such an adjustment before September. 

The approved 14-15 calendar is below: 

Click here to view a PDF of the calendar.

 

 

Posted by on Tuesday May, 13, 2014 at 11:00PM
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District Calendar

    • MonDec25 Winter Break
    • TueDec26 Winter Break
    • WedDec27 Winter Break
    • ThuDec28 Winter Break
    • FriDec29 Winter Break
    • MonJan15 Special Education Info Session 6:00 PMSHS Library

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