Our Kent Board of Education adopted a new calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. I want to draw your attention to some of the important dates.
- School starts earlier this fall—Wednesday, August 19, 2015.
- Parent/Teacher conferences continue to be scheduled before Thanksgiving. School is not in session for students from November 24 through November 27, 2015.
- First semester concludes on Friday, December 18, before Winter Break.
- Winter Break is December 21, 2015 through January 1, 2016. School resumes on Monday, January 4, 2016, which is the start of second semester.
- Spring Break is March 21 through March 25, which is Good Friday.
- School ends earlier in the spring—Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
School calendars are adopted after a great deal of thought and consultation with teachers, staff and administrators.
Please know that the new starting and ending dates align more closely with the other districts in the Six District Educational Compact, as well as other Portage County schools. In addition, this calendar increases student instructional time prior to the state-mandated assessments.
If you have any questions, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 330-676-7610.
Thank you again for your continued support of the Kent City Schools,
George J. Joseph
Superintendent of Schools