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CCSC releases 2008-09 calendar

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Clay Community Schools recently issued its calendar for the 2008-09 school year.

Teachers will report for orientation Aug. 12 while the first day of school has been scheduled for Aug. 13.

According to the schedule, five teacher workdays have been planned, including Aug. 12 (Teacher Orientation), Oct. 13 (Teacher In-service), Jan. 2 (Teacher Workday), April 13 (Teacher In-service), and May 22 (Teacher Workday).

Students will not have to attend Sept. 1 (Labor Day), Oct. 13, Nov. 27-28 (Thanksgiving Break), Dec. 22-Jan. 4 (Christmas Break), March 23-27 (Spring Break), April 10 (Good Friday) and April 13. The last day for students in the calendar has been scheduled for May 21. However, that day may change depending on the number of snow days taken during the school year. Days may be added at the end of the calendar year if necessary to meet the state's 180-day requirement.

A snow make-up day is scheduled for Feb. 16 (Great Americans Day). The first grading period is scheduled for Aug. 13-Sept. 26, while the second grading period will take place from Sept. 29-Nov. 7. The third grading period will take place from Nov. 10-Dec. 19 and the fourth grading period is set for Jan. 5-Feb. 13. The fifth grading period is slated for Feb. 17-April 3 and the final grading period will take place from April 6-May 21. During the first semester, students will attend school for 89 days while they will attend 91 days of school during the second semester.

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Why don't they just plan the school year to for 185 days and if they don't use the snow days then they get out earlier. I would think that would be so much simplier. What's up with all the in-service days and workdays. We don't get days at our jobs to plan and prepare for up coming events. You do it as you go along. Com'on. this year many families got hosed on thier vacations with thier kids because they planned their vacations this coming up week of memorial day, but due to a power outage that no one had any controll over and a couple snow days the school year was extended 2 more days and then they turned around and scheduled finals those days so kids would have to come. Thanks for hosing all of us families. Now our kids have to come back the week after the first week of June and take finals. Because the school corporation can't plan correctly. We live in the midwest there is going to be snow days be alittle wiser and plan for more than less doofuses!

-- Posted by cheeziette on Thu, May 22, 2008, at 3:22 PM

Perhaps you should read the laws and teacher contracts. This was not done on a whim... there are laws that must be followed

-- Posted by madmom61 on Fri, May 23, 2008, at 1:11 PM

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