The State Department of Education is holding schools and teachers more accountable than ever in terms of student achievement. In order to give our teachers time to help all students achieve to their full potential, we are considering an earlier start for the 2015-16 school year. That start would be the last full week of August. This is especially important since in 2015, Labor Day is so late – September 7th. We are also considering an abbreviated spring recess to allow for additional instructional time before state testing. You will hear more about this and have a sneak calendar preview in February. Stay tuned!