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2016-17 Calendar
2016-17 Calendar  
 
View and print the PDF version of the 2016-17 Calendar here.
 
The 2016-2017 calendar was approved by the Board of Education at their December 14, 2015 meeting. 
 
 
2016-2017 Calendar Rationale

AUGUST 18: School Starts
  • School begins on a Thursday, allowing staff to have three full professional development days prior to students arriving. The two-day week also allows students to settle in and staff to perform general “housekeeping” tasks with their classes. Some people might consider this an “early” start to the school year, but it allows for school to end prior to Memorial Day (if the weather cooperates).
SEPTEMBER 5: Labor Day (no school)

SEPTEMBER 14: Early Release Day
  • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development. 
OCTOBER 7: Professional Development Day (no school for students)
  • This is the only full-day professional development days during the fall semester. The day will be primarily used for staff to study the latest student achievement/MAP Test data. In years past this day has been held on Columbus Day to match a State Holiday. However, to coordinate schedules with other high schools across the state, JCHS historically holds their annual “College Night” on this date. With school not in session on this day in 2014, student attendance at the College Night event suffered.
OCTOBER 12: Early Release Day
  • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development. 
OCTOBER 28: Staff Compensation Day (no school)
  • Staff will have worked two parent-teacher conference nights. This day is contractual compensation for those added hours.
NOVEMBER 9: Early Release Day
  • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development. 
NOVEMBER 23-25: Thanksgiving Break (no school)

DECEMBER 22: Last Day before Break – 3-Hour Early Release for Students & Staff
  • Schools will dismiss three hours earlier than normal on this last day before the Christmas/Holiday break. 
DECEMBER 23 – JANUARY 1: Christmas/Winter Break (no school)

JANUARY 2: Professional Development Day (no school for students)
  • This is one of two full-day professional development days during the spring semester. District professional development coordinators indicated having this day as early as possible during the spring semester to allow for ample prep for the April MAP testing dates was ideal. This also extends the Christmas/Holiday Break for families.
JANUARY 11: Early Release Day
  • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development. 
JANUARY 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no school)

FEBRUARY 8: Early Release Day
  • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development. 
FEBRUARY 20: Presidents’ Day (no school)
  • Should the District incur a loss of one school day due to inclement weather BEFORE JANUARY 6TH, Presidents’ Day will be used as a weather make-up day (school will be in session). If the District does not have a snow day before January 6th, SCHOOL WILL NOT BE IN SESSION ON PRESIDENTS’ DAY.
MARCH 3: Professional Development Day (no school for students)
  • This is the second of two full-day professional development days during the spring semester. 
MARCH 8: Early Release Day
  • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development. 
MARCH 20: Staff Compensation Day (no school)
  • Staff will have worked two parent-teacher conference nights the month before. This day is contractual compensation for those added hours. This date was chosen as to provide students and staff a full week of Spring Break.
MARCH 21-24: Spring Break (no school)

APRIL 14: Good Friday (no school)
  • Should the District incur a loss of two (2) school days due to inclement weather BEFORE MARCH 1ST, Good Friday will be used as a weather make-up day (school will be in session). If the District does not have two (2) snow days before March 1st, SCHOOL WILL NOT BE IN SESSION ON GOOD FRIDAY.
MAY 18: Last Day of School – 3-Hour Early Release for Students (depending on use of weather make-up days)
  • Schools will dismiss three hours earlier than normal on this last day of school. Staff will work the remainder of the school day.

WEATHER MAKE-UP DAYS:
  • Should the District incur a loss of one school day due to inclement weather BEFORE JANUARY 6TH, Presidents’ Day will be used as a weather make-up day (school will be in session). If the District does not have a snow day before January 6th, SCHOOL WILL NOT BE IN SESSION ON PRESIDENTS’ DAY.
  • Should the District incur a loss of two (2) school days due to inclement weather BEFORE MARCH 1ST, Good Friday will be used as a weather make-up day (school will be in session). If the District does not have two (2) snow days before March 1st, SCHOOL WILL NOT BE IN SESSION ON GOOD FRIDAY.
  • All other make-up days will be placed at the end of the school year to be used in this order: May 22, 23, 24 & 25. May 19th and May 26th cannot be used as weather make-up days; JCHS is scheduled to host the State Track Meet the last two weekends in May and classes will not be able to be in session while doing so. 
With this make-up day schedule, the likelihood of returning to school after Memorial Day is very low.
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