School calendar approved for next 2 years |

School calendar approved for next 2 years

LORY POUNDERsummit daily newsSummit County, CO Colorado

SUMMIT COUNTY Families with school children can start planning vacations now since Summit School District Board of Education approved school calendars for the next two years.The new calendars mirror the current calendar in start and end dates, semester end dates, holiday breaks and extended February and April breaks, the school district said. Also, the number of contact days for teachers built into the calendar is the same as in past years, but there is ongoing discussion about the time allotted one day a week for the Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).School District Calendar Committee members proposed the calendars this way because an earlier start in August allows more learning time prior to student assessments including CSAP, AP and IB testing and ending the semester prior to winter holidays allows for a more natural break, the school district said. Also, the same holidays will be observed: Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Memorial Day and Independence Day.We continue to receive positive feedback about this years calendar from our calendar committee and the community at large, said Robin Ziperman, director of technology, assessment and professional development. We believe that all stakeholders will benefit from approving a similar version of our school calendar for the next two years.The calendars for 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 can be viewed on the school districts website at under the School Calendar link.

Dates to remember2007-20081st day of school – Aug. 27, 2007Last day of school – June 3, 2008Thanksgiving Break – Nov. 21- 23, 2007Christmas Break – Dec. 24, 2007 – Jan. 4, 2008Winter Break – Feb. 25 – 29, 2008Spring Break – April 14 – 18, 20082008-20091st day of school – Aug. 25, 2008Last day of school – June 2, 2009Thanksgiving Break – Nov. 26-28, 2008Christmas Break – Dec. 22, 2008 – Jan. 2, 2009 Winter Break – Feb. 23 – 27, 2009 Spring Break – April 13 – 17, 2009

Family literacy fair held Feb. 17 Saturday, February 17thFree Family Fun Literacy Fair: The Human Body.On Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10-a.m. to noon, families with children 2-6 years old are invited to a free family fun literacy fair with crafts and activities focusing on the human body. The event will be held at the Summit Community and Senior Center near Frisco. Rotary will be on hand to pass out free childrens books. Snacks for the kids and coffee for the grown-ups will be provided.For more information, call Elizabeth at (970) 513-1170, ext. 305. This event is sponsored by CMC, Early Childhood Options REAL Project, Family & Intercultural Resource Centers Families United program, Starbucks, Summit County Head Start and Summit County Rotary.

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