The School Committee approved a calendar change for the current school year.
November 10th remains the parent teacher conference day for middle and high school. We have added an additional parent teacher conference day on Friday, December 9th. This Friday becomes a day off from school for students. The last day of school is now June 20th without any snow days.
The middle and high school are on a quarter system for report cards. The November date follows the first quarter report card as had occurred in prior years. The elementary schools issue report cards three times per year. The December 9th parent teacher conference date follows the first elementary report card which will be distributed on Wednesday, December 7th. We also received feedback that one parent teacher conference day made it difficult for families with children at the elementary and secondary level to schedule meetings with only one day available.
Individual schools will be communicating this change to families. I will also be following up with a system-wide telephone message in the coming weeks.