New Winter Break Dates
12/21/20 – 1/8/21
Last day of school Friday, December 18
Students return on Monday, January 11
The main considerations for these changes are needing to:
- Allow for safe quarantine time after possible increased travel/visitors/socializing over winter break
- Close the campus for the final HVAC updates (testing and balancing)
However, we still need everyone to continue to make safe choices that are protective of our staff and families well-being and support continuing in-person instruction.
By extending our December/January Break by one week, families and staff will be able to quarantine after possible holiday travel or visitors in late December without missing school. We do not believe it is realistic or productive for us to police our community around travel and visitors. Please note that November break does not allow for this quarantining time, and risky behavior would require missing school to quarantine.
We need to have the campus closed to accommodate ARC Mechanical doing final HVAC work safely without mixing with students/staff. They have been able to accommodate us by scheduling the work during this closure time.
We want to make sure staff are able to enjoy a full break as well as getting proper planning time before the Spring Semester. The week of January 4th – 8th will include inservice days for all staff.
There is no scenario in which we are able to meet the needs of every individual in our community. We have attempted to meet the needs of the greatest number of people as possible, while also being able to accommodate for adequate teacher planning and contractor time, as well as keeping our top priority the health and safety of all.
For a visual summary of the new schedule, please refer to the School Website Calendar.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Tamara or Zoe.