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Board of Education Approves School Calendar for 2018 – 2019, 2019 Summer School Calendar

The Board of Education approved a school calendar for the 2018-2019 school year that maximizes the value of each instructional day. Consistent with school code, the calendar provides for 181 days of instruction and four teacher institute days.  The school year will begin with three teacher institute days, which take place August 8-10, 2018.  These institute days will support typical new school-year orientation tasks while also providing dedicated time for District-wide departmental curriculum collaboration and alignment activities as well as targeted in-school initiatives.  Students begin attending classes on August 13, 2018; ...

Important District 211 Calendar Dates for 2016-2017 Academic Year

  In order to maximize the value of each instructional day, District 211 adopted a collegiate-style calendar, which will take effect after a shortened summer with the 2016-2017 school year. With the new calendar, first semester, including final exams, will end in December before students leave for winter break, and the school year will conclude, including final exams, prior to Memorial Day. The 2016-2017 school year begins with two teacher institute days on August 11 and 12. The first day of student attendance is Monday, August 15. The last day of school is May 26, 2017. During the summer, IHSA football practice will begin on August 8, ...

The Full Picture of Planning an Academic Calendar

When planning a school year calendar, it’s easy to overlook various considerations that go into it. That’s why ensuring High School District 211’s academic calendar meets state requirements, satisfies the wishes of teachers and parents, and meets the needs of students, isn’t a simple task. Many aren’t aware of the process to create a school calendar, and for the District’s 2013-2014 academic year, which was approved by the Board of Education on March 15, any slight changes happened for a reason. “We’re looking for an overall good balance,” said Samantha Dolen, assistant superintendent for Student Services. Each academic year ...