For the 2019-20 School Year, in order for the 1st and 2nd semesters to be the same length, and to have the January 31st PD Day occur on a Friday, we had to add a one-day Board Instructional Holiday in the FIRST semester (the one-day Board Instructional Holiday cannot be in the second half of the year, which is why it cannot be the Friday before the March Break).
Feedback from previous years indicates a desire for a Fall Break (like March Break). We are proposing a Fall ‘mini-break’ with the PD Day on Thursday, November 28th and a one-day Board Instructional Holiday on Friday, November 29th. This will provide a 4-day weekend for students and a 3-day weekend for teaching staff, EAs and DECEs in November 2019.
After you have reviewed the proposed 2019-20 School Year Calendar please let us know what you think.