When does school start in your area?

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Registered: 06-08-2004
When does school start in your area?
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Tue, 08-03-2004 - 3:34pm

When does school start in your area?



  • We start before 8/15
  • We're going back 8/16 - 8/20
  • Ours is 8/23 - 8/27
  • Late, late, late: we're on for 8/30 - 9/3
  • We're after Labor Day !! Can you believe it?


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Registered: 10-18-2003
Tue, 08-03-2004 - 6:12pm

Kim

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Registered: 04-23-2003
Wed, 08-04-2004 - 9:21am

I've been lurking around for the past 6 months or so and finally decided to pop in and make a post. DSO's oldest will be starting 6th grade on August 30th . . . a week later than last year (for the entire district).


I think DSO is stressing out more than OSS (11) is . . . but that's due to all the "school supplies" that need to be purchased (for OSS and YSS).


I'll definately be checking back in throughout the school year.

-Bianca

-Bianca

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Registered: 04-05-2003
Wed, 08-04-2004 - 12:06pm
We started yesterday. I'm PTA president so things have been pretty crazy.
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Registered: 06-08-2004
Wed, 08-04-2004 - 12:43pm
Hello Bianca.

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Registered: 06-08-2004
Wed, 08-04-2004 - 12:50pm
Hello and welcome.

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Registered: 06-08-2004
Wed, 08-04-2004 - 12:52pm
So are we to understand that this is a good thing? LOL

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 08-04-2004 - 3:55pm
We started school LAST week... my kids have been in school for a week now. BUT I do want to qualify my statment.. This schedule is only for the 4 schools in a "year-round" schedule in my district. The reuglar school schedule school starts Sept. 9th.

Sara & Tim
Diana (Sara 9 yrs, Timothy 5 yrs)

Sara, IVTimothy
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Registered: 06-08-2004
Wed, 08-04-2004 - 4:30pm

How does the year-round schedule work?

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Registered: 06-24-2003
Wed, 08-04-2004 - 6:35pm
Our school district here starts on Monday (9th).

Tammy

wife to Paul

mom to Christian (9-92)

Toree (4-94)

Madison (9-98)

Bailey (10-00)

Morgan (4-03)

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Thu, 08-05-2004 - 2:24am
Our year-round schedule works by having 4 - 9 week quarters. We start the last Wed of July.. run 9 weeks then have 3 week break.., run 9 more weeks, 3 week "winter"break, 9 more weeks, 3 week "spring" break, and then get out in late June in sync with the "regular" school schedule. The kids then have 5-6 week summer break.

I am not completely sure why some schools are on one schedule and the others not. Most people LOVE the year-round schedule who try it. I think it's about giving parents different options for the schooling and history. 30 years ago.. when this school was build this was new concept. The original principal is/was extremely dedicated to pushing the year-round schedule as he thinks the huge long summer break is just a matter of history than practicality. (He is now at one of the newer year-round schools in the district.) The districts policy is that a school must do either the traditional calendar or the year-round one. The schools are not on tracks and it's not to save space. The argument is it's better for the kids because the school doesn't have to do so much every fall to bring the kids back up to speed.

It is a bit awkward since everyone else isn't on the same schedule... there are only a few camps available during fall and spring break. Summer programs aren't designed around the idea that we are back in school. Even the district office is closed for the first week of the year-round schedule. Plus since my DH is an academic it doesn't ft his schedule. The kids get their fall break almost exactly the same week as he goes back to teaching in the fall.

Other districts in my area also offer year-round as well as tracked programs. Again it's not every school in the district. I have friend who works at one such school and her fall and spring breaks don't overlap with ours. I think year-round is a schedule that is growing.. but the traditional schedule is too entrenched to go away quickly. Honestly I am not a complete fan. I would love my kids to have 1-2 more weeks in the summer and make the fall/spring breaks only 2 weeks.

Just in case you wanted more info the school my kids attend is currently a K-8 "school of choice'. This means that for it's original 30 years and for two more years.. ALL the kids attending much reside in the district but otherwise choose to attend. The kids get in by lottery. It is NOT a neighborhood school and it's not a charter school. We are gong to be "relocated" in two years and will then become a neighborhood school. We are getting a brand new building and the plan is to move the school lock stock and barrel. Since it's a K-8, the school will "move" the year my DD goes to 7th grade. This is because the district is moving towards larger schools and because although it doesn't have the $$ to run their schools it can tax new building and thus has a large pot of money to build schools. It's a bit backwards but it works out well for me.

I didn't mean to write a book. I hope I was clear.


Sara & Tim
Diana (Sara 9 yrs, Timothy 5 yrs)

Sara, IVTimothy

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