2016-17 DCPS Calendar: Public Feedback Survey
We are currently in the process of developing the DCPS School Calendar for 2016-17. We invite your input so we can make a better calendar for all of our students, families, and staff. Our current proposals are online.

Traditional Calendar:
http://bit.ly/2fImDdH

Extended Year Calendar:
http://bit.ly/2vYRcme

If you would like more information about the calendar, please contact calendar.dcps@dc.gov.

PART 1: WINTER & SPRING BREAK
Winter Break
We are considering scheduling Winter Break from Dec. 22, 2016 to Jan. 2, 2017, providing students 8 weekdays of vacation instead of the traditional 10. There are several reasons for this:
1. It will allow us to end the school year earlier in June
2. If necessary, we can use June 14-16 as make-up days for snow days
3. It helps us accommodate the extra holiday of Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, 2017.
4. It is similar to Winter Breaks for Prince George's County and Montgomery County
What do you think of the proposal for Winter Break?
How can we improve the proposal for Winter Break?
Your answer
Spring Break
We plan to hold Spring Break on the week immediately following Easter, as in years past. In 2017, Emancipation Day also happens to be the day after Easter.
What do you think of the proposal for Spring Break?
How can we improve the proposal for Spring Break?
Your answer
PART 2: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS
We are considering 3 different models for Professional Development (PD) days. On PD days, teachers and staff must come to school, but there is no school for students.
OPTION A: Conduct 5 full-day PD days before the start of the school year in August and 5 more full-day PD days spaced throughout the year. This is the model we have used in the past.
OPTION B: Conduct 10 full-day PD days before the start of the school year in August, and no PD days during the year.
OPTION C: Conduct 5 full-day PD days before the start of the school year in August, and 10 more half-day PD days throughout the year. This will result in more half-days for students (likely on Fridays).
Which option do you prefer?
Option C follow-up
If we choose Option C, we will need to condense the calendar so students attend the same number of days, but over fewer weeks. This will require students to start one week later or finish one week earlier. Which option do you prefer?
PART 3: OTHER
Do you have any other thoughts about the calendar?
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