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District Proposes a School Calendar Change for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022!

The Calendar Committee:

After meeting with the Calendar Committee, a committe of teachers, parents, administrators, classified staff, and Hudson High School student representatives, who discussed potential calendar scenarios, and provided feedback to the superintendent, Phil Herman and Doreen Osmun presented a proposed school calendar change for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years to maximize student learning while adjusting the calender to construction timelines. This presentation was given per Board policy that calls for a public hearing at least 30 days prior to a vote concerning the school calendar.

Why the need for a temporary change to the school calendar?

Construction timelines are based on the best estimates of how long typical construction takes from beginning to end. Factors that can impact that timeline even in the best of circumstances, are weather, delay of materials and/or furniture, etc. The two week delayed start builds in a margin for those unknowns during construction. It is important for the student instruction that we plan ahead to ensure that the buildings are ready to go for our students when they return to school in the fall of 2020 and 2021.

What is the Calendar Proposal?

The earliest the Board of Education can approve the calendar proposal is April 8, 2019; however, it does not have to be approved at that time. 

If approved, in 2020-2021, school will start for students on August 26th and end on June 9th.

If approved, in 2021-2022, school will start for students on August 25th and end on June 8th.

Both school year calendars maintain the traditional breaks, align with Six-District Compact considerations, and align to local University semester breaks, and meet minimum state legal requirements.

Highlights:

The school start and stop times remain the same.

The calendar is adjusted for each year by a two week later start in August, which maximizes construction time with our buildings unoccupied, especially the summer of 2020 when multiple grade levels will relocate to other buildings.

Grades relocating during the summer of 2020:

Preschool, grades 1,3,4,5,6,7,8

Grades moving the summer of 2021:

Preschool, kindergarten, grades 3,4, & 5

Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns?

Please contact the superintendents office: Phil Herman at hermanp@hudson.edu or call 330-653-1206.