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Old 08-01-2018, 05:48 AM
 
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Many people who move here from out of state are surprised by our start dates for school - both for the earliness compared to where they're coming from and for the fact that there are many districts and they may have different dates. It can really set a school year off with a bad start if a student misses the first month of school because parents didn't realize when school starts.

https://gazette.com/education/colora...ll+calendar%29
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Old 08-01-2018, 07:42 AM
 
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Bummer. I used to look forward to being out of school during the summer.
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Old 08-01-2018, 11:39 AM
 
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We have two more weeks...thank goodness. I'd prefer a September start date so we could enjoy the weather longer.

But I've noticed some of our D49 friends are still on vacation. Hello! Your child is supposed to start school tomorrow!
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:39 PM
 
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We have two more weeks...thank goodness. I'd prefer a September start date so we could enjoy the weather longer.

But I've noticed some of our D49 friends are still on vacation. Hello! Your child is supposed to start school tomorrow!
I'd prefer a September start date as well, but not if it means being in school until mid-late June, which seems to be the way they do things these days.
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Old 08-01-2018, 03:28 PM
 
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D49 also has the two week Fall Break, and an extended Spring Break, which lots of people really love.
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Old 08-02-2018, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Powers/Dublin
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D49 also has the two week Fall Break, and an extended Spring Break, which lots of people really love.

As well as a week off at Thanksgiving and 2 weeks at Christmas. I used to hate it, but my kids seemed ready to come back. They were bored. Plus we can schedule longer vacations during those breaks for less busy trips to Disney.
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:07 PM
 
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Most schools have a week off at Thanksgiving and two at Christmas, which is why I omitted that info.

When I taught there I noticed that the academics suffered as a result, and any athletics really suffered. At the end of Fall Break, the fall sports are wrapping up, and the students go on vacation, their schedules are off, and as a result, performance declined.
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Old 08-04-2018, 02:54 AM
 
Location: 900 miles from my home in 80814
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Here in Tucson and suburbs, we're on the same schedules you are. School started today for most school districts. The others will be starting next week. We also have a long fall break. When my kids were at Woodland Park schools, they had the Monday of Columbus Day off, which over the years morphed into conferences the Thursday and Friday before, for a 5 day break. Now, they get the whole week off. They also get another whole week off in April, two and a half weeks at Christmas, a week at Thanksgiving, and the Monday holidays. It's crazy. School ends about May 5th, starts again today, August 3rd.
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Old 08-04-2018, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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D49 also has the two week Fall Break, and an extended Spring Break, which lots of people really love.
It took me a while to not complain about going back at the end of July as a teacher, but now, I'm sort of used to it. The October and Spring breaks are wonderful.
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