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Posted October 3, 2017

Seeking Input on Proposed 2018-19 Calendar

APS is considering an Aug. 13 start date; the last day of school would be May 22.

Note: This has been updated to include the correct calendar. We apologize for any confusion.

The proposed 2018-19 school calendar has students returning to class on Monday, Aug. 13. Teachers and school staff would return a week earlier on Aug. 6. Winter break would stretch from Dec. 24-Jan. 8, with teachers returning on Jan. 7 for training. Spring break would be March 25-29. The last day of school would be Wednesday, May 22.

The suggested calendar was developed by a committee made up of community members, principals, union representatives and administrators.

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Students, parents and the community are encouraged to comment on the proposed calendar, which will go back to committee and then to the Board of Education for final approval. Send comments and .

The proposal for 2018-19 has many similarities to this year's calendar including a two-day fall break, a three-day break at Thanksgiving and time off for Labor Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day and the Vernal Holiday.

Here are important school dates for the proposed 2018-19 calendar:

Aug. 6 First day back for teachers, school staff
Aug. 13

First day of school

Sept. 3 Labor Day (schools and offices closed)
Oct. 11-12 Fall Break (schools closed)
Oct. 30-31 Middle School Student-Led Conferences
Nov. 19-20 Elementary School Parent/Teacher Conferences
Nov. 21-23 Thanksgiving Break (schools closed; offices closed Nov. 22-23)

Dec. 24-Jan. 7

Winter Break (schools closed; offices closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1)

Jan. 7

Teacher training day (no school for students)
Jan. 8 First day of second semester
Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (schools closed)
Feb. 18 Presidents Day (schools and offices closed)
Feb. 28-March 1 Middle and High School Student-Led Conferences
March 7-8 Elementary School Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 25-29 Spring Break (schools closed)
April 19 Vernal Holiday (schools and offices closed)
May 22 Last day of school
May 23-23 Weather make-up days
May 13-18 Graduation
May 27

Memorial Day (schools and offices closed)

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