The CESU Governing Board approved the calendar for next year and we have posted it on the school website http://richmond.k12.vt.us/
There are a few changes we wanted to share with you. First, Labor Day is very late, so it feels as though school is starting earlier than normal. This is due to the way the days of the month fall.
Second, it is the mission of our school district to engage all learners. In the next year we will be working on developing personal learning plans for students and personalizing our instruction so each child is challenged and supported. Some of our changes require new learning for our teachers. To assure the very best educational delivery it is vital that we allow time for training.
You will see on the calendar two hour late start days on the second Wednesday of each month (Sept 9; Oct 14; Nov 11; Dec 9; Jan 13; Feb 10; March 9; April 13; May 11). On these days, staff will be engaging in professional development and training to better serve student needs. On these mornings, the school day and morning bus pick up will start exactly two hours later than the normal schedule. The in-school day will be adjusted slightly.
We will be working over the next several months to brainstorm possible steps to mitigate challenges this calendar change may cause families.
We wanted to make you aware of the changes in our calendar next year as we look forward to our continued work together. Please let us know if you have any questions.