Note that the survey deadline is January 9, 2019. As always, feel free to let me know if you have questions. Thank you for your help!
2019-20 DRAFT SCHOOL CALENDAR FEEDBACK OPPORTUNITY
We are seeking stakeholder input on two draft calendars for the 2019-20 school year. Click here to find out more and share your feedback by January 9, 2019.
BORRADOR DEL CALENDARIO ESCOLAR 2019-20 OPORTUNIDAD DE PARTICIPAR EN LAS OPCIONES
Estamos solicitando a las personas interesadas su opinion sobre los dos borradores del calendarios para el año escolar 2019-20. Presione AQUI para obtener más información y compartir sus comentarios antes del 9 de enero de 2019.
Siler City Elementary School Families,
We appreciate your patience as snow days disrupted the operations of our schools this week. As always, our focus is on the safety of each one of your children. Please monitor your email/phone messages carefully to ensure you have up to date information on our school’s closures/delays. If you are not receiving messages from Chatham County Schools related to closures/delays, please send an email to Itzel Ocelot so we can update your information in Powerschools. Ms. Ocelot’s email address is: email@example.com.
Relatedly, if our school is on a 1, 2, or 3 hour delay, please remember that kids cannot be dropped off at our normal time starting at 7:30. For a 1 hour delay, kids may be dropped off starting at 8:30. The time is 9:30 for a two hour delay, and 10:30 for a three hour delay. We certainly understand the hardship that this may cause you all, but our staff must respect the delay times as well and if you drop your child off early, we will not have staff here to supervise your children.
As a reminder, the last day of school for our Holiday Break is Wednesday, December 19th. Wednesday, December 19th had originally been scheduled as an early release day, but due to the snow days last week, it will now be a full school day. While our schools still remain on track to exceed the 1,025 hours of instruction required by law, this change will allow us to recover and “bank” a small bit of calendar flexibility during the winter months ahead. As always, if you have questions, please contact us. Thank you for your continued support and flexibility.
Referrals for evaluation for AIG (The Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program) are being accepted now through Jan 11th. The Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program serves the individual needs of students who are highly advanced learners or are intellectually gifted. Referral forms can be requested from Merilee Chesney, your child’s teacher, or from Itzel at the front office. Please contact Ms. Chesney if you have any questions about AIG or referring your child. Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wish for you all a happy and peaceful Holiday Season. We hope you have time to enjoy family and friends and that you all do lots of reading!
Dr. Larry Savage
Take the Survey!AIG/Advanced Learners ProgramShape the Future by Taking the SurveyThis survey is for parents of identified AIG/Advanced Learners. It is anonymous. Please complete one per child. We are gathering data to help us revise the AIG plan for the district. Thank you for your help.
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
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