Thursday, March 29, 2018

Trustees Select Calendar for 2018-2019

by Robert "Bob" Lewandowski

The Cosltrip School Board of Trustees unanimously selected the 2018-2019 School Calendar as presented by the District Calendar Committee at the regularly scheduled March meeting. 

There were three calendars surveyed with 112 responses submitted: 
Responses were collected through the following: Superintendent Blog, email, District Website and social media. All three calendars were presented to the Board. After a lengthy discussion and questions, the Trustees selected the "Black" or "Base" Calendar for the 2018-2019 School Year.   The "Black" Calendar received the popular vote with 37.5 % of the votes. 

The 2018-2019 Board Approved Calendar (See Graphic Below): This Calendar is the same basic calendar that is utilized this school year. The Calendar length is 177 student contact days. School begins on Aug 23 and ends on May 29. It has (1) Snow Day; (8) Winter Break Days; (3) Spring/Easter Break Days. It has (139) Full Days; (37) Part Days; and (1) Half Days. There are (185) Professional Days and (8) PIR Days (Pupil Instructional Related Days).


Full Day: (WHITE COLORED DAYS) This is a regular day of school.Typical days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during the following times:
Elementary School: 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Middle School: 8:15 AM - 3:45 PM
High School: 8:05 AM - 3:35 PM

Partial Days: (GREEN COLORED DAYS) School is dismissed early. These days are scheduled on Thursdays. Staff will remain in school and continue with their professional responsibilities meeting with parents, school improvement teams, data collection and planning and preparation. These days will also be used for delivery professional development to the staff. These days will focus on school improvement through communication and collaboration efforts. Partial day times:
Elementary School: 8:15 AM - 2:30 PM
Middle School: 8:15 AM - 2:45 PM
High School: 8:05 AM - 2:35 PM

Half Days: (PURPLE COLORED DAYS) Half-days often occur right before holiday breaks. Half-day times:
Elementary School: 8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Middle School: 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM
High School: 8:05 AM - 12:20 PM

Student Days: Days students will be in attendance at school.

Staff Days: Days scheduled for the professional staff.

PIR Days: (ORANGE COLORED DAYS) Pupil Instruction Related (PIR) or professional development/training days. No school is scheduled for students.

Vacation or Holidays: (YELLOW COLORED DAYS) Days recognized as holidays or breaks. There is NO SCHOOL on these days.



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