The debate is over on whether students in Warren County Schools will be given football homecoming day off this year. They will not.
“We discussed the options with principals and decided to leave the calendar as is,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox. “Currently, homecoming is scheduled for Sept. 23.”
The options were to leave things like they are and allow checkouts for the parade, or dismiss school for the parade, either on a half-day or full-day basis.
Cox says one change was made from the draft calendar and that was to move the school system’s fall break to coincide with Columbus Day, as it has been in the past.
“We did ask for feedback from all of our staff at least two times,” Cox said.
School Board member Bill Zechman said he has received comments the school system should go to a two-year calendar so parents will know what the calendar is a year in advance.
School Board member Scott Holmes was not warm to the idea.
“We used to do a three-year calendar, if you’ll remember,” said Holmes. “I think the idea that has been followed is the calendar stays consistent from year to year so we have consistency. I agree with what you are saying but keeping the calendar consistent probably handles that situation.”
The calendar was unanimously approved.
Warren County Schools Calendar 2016-17
Aug. 8 – Registration Day Abbreviated 7:45-9:45 a.m. No buses, abbreviated day
Aug. 9 – No Students
Aug. 10 – First Day for Students
Sept. 5 – Labor Day (No School)
Sept. 16 – Fair Day (No School)
Oct. 10-14 – Fall Break
Nov. 7 – Parent/Teacher Conference High School 3 – 6 p.m.
Nov. 8 – Parent/Teacher Conference PreK-5 and Prek-8 Elementary 3-6 p.m.
Nov. 10 – Parent/Teacher Conference Warren County Middle School 3-6 p.m.
Nov. 22 – Teacher Professional Development (No School for Students)
Nov. 23-25 – Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 16 – Abbreviated Day 7:45-9:45 a.m. Buses will run
End of First Semester 83 days + 1 full PD=84 days
Dec. 19 to Jan. 1 – Holiday Break
Jan. 2 – Teacher Professional Development (No School for Students)
Jan. 3 – Students Return from Holiday Break
Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King Day (No School)
Jan. 23 – Parent/Teacher Conference Warren County Middle School 3-6 p.m.
Jan. 24 – Parent/Teacher Conference High School 3-6 p.m.
Jan. 26 – Parent/Teacher Conference PreK-5 and Prek-8 Elementary 3-6 p.m.
Feb. 20 – Presidents Day (No School)
March 20-24 – Spring Break (No School)
March 27 – Teacher Professional Development (No Students)
April 14 – Good Friday (No School)
April 18-21 – Pre-K and Kindergarten Screening Bobby Ray Gym
May 15-24 – Kindergarten and 8th Grade Graduation Window
May 25 – End of Second Semester 94 days + 2 PD=96 days
Last Day of School (Abbreviated 7:45-9:45 a.m. No buses)
May 26 – High School Graduation
First Quarter Ends October 7, 2016; Report Cards October 24, 2016
Second Quarter Ends December 16, 2016; Report Cards January 9, 2017
Third Quarter Ends March 17, 2017; Report Cards April 3, 2017
Fourth Quarter Ends May 25, 2017; Report Cards May 25, 2017