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2012-2013 School Calendar Approved

Classes to start Aug. 13 and end May 22.

January 5, 2012

The 2012-2013 school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 13, for most APS students. The last day of school is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22.

Teachers and school staff will return on Tuesday, Aug. 7, for student registration, training and preparation.

The 2012-2013 school year includes a one-day fall break, a three-day Thanksgiving break, a two-week winter break and a week-long spring break. Schools also will be closed for Labor Day, Election Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day and the Vernal Holiday.

Weather make-up days, if needed, will be held May 23-24 and May 28-29.

The calendar was recommended by a committee made up of parents, students, community members, principals, union representatives and administrators. It was approved by the Board of Education.

The committee considered many issues when developing the calendar including

  • instructional time for students
  • federal holidays
  • state testing
  • make-up days
  • union contracts
  • community partnerships
  • tradition
  • payroll requirements

The 2012-2013 calendar is as follows:

Aug. 7 First day back for teachers, school staff
Aug. 13

First day of school

Sept. 3 Labor Day (schools and administrative offices closed)
Oct. 12 Fall break (schools closed)
Nov. 6 Election Day (schools closed)
Nov. 21-23 Thanksgiving break (schools closed; administrative offices closed Nov. 22-23)

Dec. 24-Jan. 4

Winter break (schools closed; administrative offices closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1)
Jan. 7

Teacher work day (no classes for students)

Jan. 8 First day of second semester
Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (schools closed)
Feb. 18 Presidents Day
March 11-15 Spring break (schools closed)
March 29 Vernal Holiday (schools and administrative offices closed)
May 22 Last day of school
May 23-24 Weather make-up days (if needed)
May 27

Memorial Day (schools and administrative offices closed)

May 28-29 Weather make-up days (if needed)
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