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    The District Calendar Committee with representatives from every school is in the process of developing two draft 2018-2019 school calendars* to present to the Board of Education (BOE) for their consideration. Calendar A includes 180 instructional days for students, and Calendar B includes 178 instructional days. Click (HERE - Option A) (HERE - Option B) to view a copy of the draft calendars. Click HERE to view the state calendar law requirements (G.S. 115C-84.2) and local priorities.

    Click HERE to provide feedback to the District Calendar Committee. Please note that the committee will only be able to consider suggestions that comply with the state calendar law. The deadline to submit feedback is January 26, 2018.

    *The Chatham Center for Innovation (CCI) will adhere to a different calendar to be established at a later date.

    Survey deadline:  January 29, 2018

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    The North Carolina state calendar law (G.S. 115C-84.2) requires that the 2018-2019 school calendar:

    • starts for students no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26
      • for the 2018-2019 school year, school cannot begin for students earlier than Monday, August 27
    • ends for students no later than the Friday closest to June 11
      • for the 2017-2018 school year, school cannot end for students later than Friday, June 7
    • includes a minimum of 1,025 instructional hours OR 185 instructional days
      • CCS has traditionally elected to satisfy the requirement for 1,025 instructional hours
    • covers at least nine calendar months
    • contains a total number of 215 days (including holidays, workdays, and annual leave days)
    • includes at least (10) teacher workdays, at least two that allow teachers to take annual leave
    • includes a minimum of (10) annual leave days
    • includes the same or equivalent number of legal holidays that are designated by the State Personnel Commission (11 total), one of which is Veterans Day

    The CCS 2018-2019 school calendar must comply with all components of the law.

     

    The District Calendar Committee incorporated the following local priorities into the the draft 2018-2019 calendar:

    • include a minimum of (3) teacher workdays for Required Professional Development (RSD)
    • include a minimum of (3) Early Release Days for school-level professional development
    • to the greatest extent possible, maintain a balance of the number of days in each semester

     

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Principal's Message

  • Parent Message 4-16-2018

    Dear Siler City Elementary School Families,

    Kindergarten registration will be open beginning April 9th and run through April 20th. If you have a child or know a child who will be 5 by August 31st, parents are welcome to pick up registration packets at their designated school of attendance.  If you are unsure which school your child is designated to attend, please call 919-545-3626. Families that speak a second language at home, such as Spanish, will need to register with the intake center for additional screening. The intake center will be holding Kindergarten registrations at our school on April 16th and 17th. Please call us at 919-663-2032 or stop by the front office to schedule an appointment.

    Relatedly, we will be hosting a Kindergarten parent night for rising kindergarten students on April 26th at 5 pm.  We will be sharing information on our dual language program, what to expect in kindergarten, and things you can do at home to help get your kindergartner ready for school.  Please help us spread the word about this meeting to any rising Kindergartener parents you may know.

    Please join us for our next PTA meeting starting at 6:00 this Tuesday (April 17th).  Our kindergarteners will be performing "A Year with Frog and Toad, Jr." Come out and hear updates on our PTA’s work on behalf of our school and watch our kindergarteners share the magic of music.

    Siler City Elementary will be having a clean up day again on our campus on April 18th from 3:30-5:00. Please make plans to come out and help us.  Pizza will be served for participants at 5:00.

    Please check your child’s backpack for Spring Picture Proofs that were sent home Friday.  If you would like to purchase pictures, please fill out the envelope with payment enclosed and send it back to school.  You may send a check or correct change only. Thank you for your participation in this school fundraiser.

    Report cards went home on Friday, April 13.  If you don’t receive your child’s report card, or if you have questions/concerns about your child’s grades, please contact his/her teacher.  Also, be sure to talk to your child about his/her progress. It’s critical that your children know you are interested in their education.

    Parents of 5th graders, please mark your calendar for our 5th grade ‘moving up ceremony  to be held at Jordan Matthews HS on June 5th from 6:00 to 7:30. Please come out and join us for an evening of memories and celebrations as students prepare to transition to middle school.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Larry Savage

    Principal, SCE

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