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Posted May 12, 2011

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APS Board to Take Final Action on 2011-12 Calendars

Note: This story has been changed to reflect corrected dates in the first and second paragraphs, and to correct the list of schools on the alternative calendar.

The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education Policy Committee has approved the traditional and alternative calendars for the 2011-12 school year. The APS Board of Education is expected to give final approval to the calendars on Friday, May 13.

The first day of school for students at most schools, those on the traditional calendar, will be Tuesday, Aug. 16 for the 2011-12 school year. The first semester will end on Dec. 16 and students return to class after winter break on Wednesday, Jan. 4. The last day of school is set for Friday, May 25, with school make-up days set for May 29-31 and June 1, after Memorial Day.

Other highlights of the traditional calendar are:

  • Aug. 12, 15, Teacher professional development, preparation day (no classes)
  • Sept. 5, Labor Day Holiday
  • Oct. 7, Fall Break
  • Nov. 11, Veterans’ Day Holiday
  • Nov. 23-25, Thanksgiving Holidays
  • Dec. 19- Jan. 4, Winter Break (Teachers return Jan. 3)
  • Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
  • Feb. 20, Presidents’ Day
  • March 12-16, Spring Break
  • April 6, Vernal Holiday
  • May 28, Memorial Day.

Elementary schools on the alternative calendar are Mary Ann Binford, Susie Rayos Marmon, Cochiti, Oñate, Kirtland, Mark Twain, Navajo, Duranes and Eugene Field. Washington Middle School is also on the alternative calendar.

The first day of school for students attending these schools will be Tuesday, July 26, for the 2011-12 school year. Like the students on the traditional calendar, those on the alternative calendar will end the first semester on Friday, Dec. 16, and return from winter break on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Their last day of school is also Friday, May 25, with make-up days set for May 29 to June 1.

Other highlights of the alternative calendar are:

  • Sept. 5, Labor Day Holiday
  • Oct. 7, Fall Break
  • Oct. 17-18, Parent-teacher conferences
  • Oct. 19-28, Intersession, no classes
  • Nov. 11, Veterans’ Day Holiday
  • Nov. 23-25, Thanksgiving Holidays
  • Dec. 19- Jan. 4, Winter Break (Teachers return Jan. 3)
  • Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
  • Feb. 20, Presidents’ Day
  • March 5-16, Intersession, no classes
  • April 6, Vernal Holiday
  • May 28, Memorial Day.

Board of education members commented that they had hoped the make-up days could be done during the school year before the last day of school.

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