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Norwalk Public Schools 2012-13 Calendar Proposed

Attached you'll find the draft calendar, for which Norwalk education officials are seeking feedback.

Norwalk schools officials are seeking feedback for a proposed 2012-13 academic calendar (PDF attached to this article) from residents.

Under the draft plan, school would convene Aug. 29 for freshmen and seniors at , and for freshmen at . All other students would start school on Aug. 30. The last day of school would be June 14, not counting possible snow make-up days. Here’s the feedback form.

Here are the proposed off-days for next year under the draft plan:

  • Sept. 3 – Labor Day
  • Sept. 17 – Rosh Hashanah
  • Sept. 26 – Yom Kippur
  • Oct. 8 – Columbus Day
  • Nov. 7 – Prof. Day/Election Day
  • Nov. 22-23 – Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 24-Jan. 1 – Holiday Recess
  • Jan. 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Feb. 15-19 – Winter Recess
  • Feb. 18 – Presidents’ Day
  • March 15 – Prof. Day
  • March 18-April 5 – Kdg. Registration
  • March 29 – Good Friday
  • April 15-19 – Spring Recess
  • May 27 – Memorial Day
Kim March 27, 2012 at 10:39 AM
The school calendar works well this year, leaving the kids with a long weekend in February for Winter break. Continuing it this way to ensure they get out at a reasonable time in June to enjoy their summer break and have the extra days put aside for make up snow days. With the long break during the holidays, another week break in February is not needed.
mahtab April 06, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Should be after Labor Day
Katia Machado Piorkowski April 27, 2012 at 10:05 PM
I agree that the school calendar worked very well this year! I don't believe a full week is necessary for Winter break. The four day weekend was a great alternative! I like the idea of kids returning to school on Aug. 30th. It gives them the opportunity to settle in slowly and adjust to the routines of school after almost three months off.
PB May 09, 2012 at 05:31 PM
As a teacher those days before labor day are a waste and it would better for everyone (students and teacher) if we started after Labor Day.
AVJ June 19, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Days before Labor Day ARE a waste of time. A lot of students do not show up until after that weekend and those who do, say that they do not learn anything as teachers do not start teaching until after the weekend. It would be far more efficient to start school after Labor Day, keep the rest of the calendar intact, and go until June 16, instead of the 14th.

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