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Tuesday, May 31, is Last Day of School for APS, Back to School on Aug. 16

May 26, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, will be the last day of school for APS students. It will be a half-day and schools won’t be serving lunch. High schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m., middle schools will dismiss as 12:15 p.m. (except Washington Mid-School, which will dismiss at 1 p.m.) Dismissals for elementary schools vary, but range from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check with your school for dismissal times.

Classes will be held Tuesday to make-up for missed days in February. The New Mexico Public Education Department denied a request by APS to waive the day of instruction missed on Feb. 4 due to statewide gas shortages.

The first day back to school for students at most schools, those on the traditional calendar, will be Tuesday, Aug. 16, for the 2011-2012 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, 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.
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