Thanks to all of our parents and staff members who provided feedback regarding the Proposed 2017-18 District Calendar.
- Based on the feedback from our community/staff, WSISD moved the first day of school from Monday, Aug. 21 to Tuesday, Aug. 22.
- Another area of concern was the scheduling of the Winter Break, which is designed to balance the number of days in the semesters and enable our secondary students to take final exams prior to the break. Several individuals recommended that the last day before Winter Break be Friday, Dec. 22. District Planning Committee members felt that student attendance would be even lower the last couple days before the Christmas holiday. Another recommendation was to end the fall semester on Friday, Dec. 15; however the number of instructional days during each six weeks grading period during the fall semester would not be equal, and it would be difficult to end the semester prior to the Winter Break.
We value our families' input, and we will continue to annually evaluate the calendar to ensure that it is the best instructional option for our students.