School Board seeks input on 2016-17 calendar by Dec. 4

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The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking comments from parents, students, employees and the community about the proposed calendar for 2016-17, which is available online at mychesterfieldschools.com. Also available online is a form to use to submit comments about the proposed calendar. Here are direct links to the proposed 2016-17 calendar and the online form for comments (comments closed).

If they prefer, people may email comments to calendar@ccpsnet.net or mail them to Proposed Calendar, Chesterfield County Public Schools, P.O. Box 10, Chesterfield, VA 23832. Comments will be accepted through Dec. 4; the School Board is scheduled to vote on the calendar during its Dec. 8 meeting.

The proposed calendar accompanies this news release; here are highlights:

  • Classes begin Sept. 6, the first Tuesday after Labor Day.
  • Classes end June 16 for students.
  • There are 180 student days.
  • Winter break is Dec. 19-30.
  • Spring break is April 10-14.
  • Nov. 7 is set aside for parent-teacher conferences.
  • Nov. 8 is a student holiday and teacher workday/professional development day.
  • Jan. 30 is a student holiday and teacher workday.
  • To provide planning and professional development time for teachers, the calendar includes eight early-release days for students: Sept. 30, Nov. 4, Jan. 13, Feb. 17, March 31, April 28 and June 15-16. Seven of the eight days when students will be dismissed three hours early are Fridays.
  • Schools and school offices will be closed Nov. 23-25 for Thanksgiving, Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Feb. 20 for Presidents Day and May 29 for Memorial Day.

More information, including video from the Oct. 27 School Board meeting when the draft calendar was presented, is available here: http://goo.gl/kyXpMW.