Our Academic Calendar for School Year 2018-2019 is on the website (under the header ‘News, Events and Calendar’). It was recommended by district administration and approved last evening at the Regular Board Meeting.
You will notice that the calendar has 183 school days for all students K-12. Our make-up days are listed in the lower left corner. It is our intention to use these make-up days in the order listed on the calendar as school closures occur, barring any unanticipated considerations.
The district also has adopted a modified spring break schedule for next year. After careful consideration, administration recommended this calendar version, which includes a shorter spring break and an earlier year end, because it has several benefits. These benefits include allowing for more meaningful instructional time and more flexibility in scheduling of PSSA’s, with the goal of improving student achievement and reducing student stress relating to testing.
For example, the calendar allows the district to utilize the days before and after Spring Break for testing, giving the students a rest between testing sessions, and therefore a less stressful testing schedule. Please note that the testing schedule is specific to the individual school as long as it falls within the window from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
2018-2019 District Academic Calendar
Dr. Carol Cary