2012 - 13 Proposed Calendar

The JSD Calendar Committee has released two proposals for the 2012-2013 school yera calendar for public comment. There is a four-week comment period, which ends at 4:00 pm, Friday, Feb. 3. All comments will be shared with the Board of Education, before they take action on the calendar at the Tuesday, February 7 meeting at 6:15 pm in the JDHS Library. The Board's first reading of this proposal will occur Tuesday, Jan. 10, however no action taken at that time. 

Please send your feedback to: calendar@jsd.k12.ak.us. 

Option A proposes:

- A spring break the third week in March
- Students' last day Friday, May 24
- Teachers' last day Tuesday, May 28

Option B proposes:

- No spring break (to preserve an instructional week prior to SBAs)
- Students' last day May 17
- Teachers' last day Mon., May 20

Here are features shared by BOTH options:

- No early release is proposed at this time, pending the outcome of a McDowell survey of teachers and agreement with employees.

- Numbers of days:
    ~ Calendar days: 184,  same as this year (understanding this is a negotiable item)
    ~ Teacher work days: 3, same as this year
    ~ Professional development (in-service) days: 6, 1 more than this year, with a goal of scheduling as much in-service on those days, rather than taking teachers out of the classroom
    ~ Parent conference days: 4, same as this year
    ~ Student instructional days: 171, same as this year due to 1 snow day
    ~ 5-day weeks: 31; this year: 28

- Students start Monday, Aug. 20

- No classes Thursday-Friday, Sept. 27-28
        ~ Secondary parent conferences
        ~ Elementary teachers have in-service

- No classes Thanksgiving week, Nov. 19-21
        ~ An all-teacher work day Monday, Nov. 19
        ~ Elementary conferences, Nov. 20-21
        ~ Secondary teachers have in-service

- Winter Break, Monday, Dec. 24-Friday, Jan. 4

- MLK Holiday, Monday,  Jan. 21

- District-wide in-service, Tuesday, Jan. 22

- District-wide parent conferences, Thursday-Friday, Feb. 14-15

- Teacher in-service, Monday, Feb. 18 (President's Day)

- All-staff in-service Tuesday, Feb. 19

Thank you to Calendar Committee Members:

JEA Executive Board: Ali Smith, Auke Bay
JESS: Molly Hillis, DHMS
Teachers: Chris Heideman, FDMS; Jay Lloyd, DHMS; Alexandra Drathman, MRCS
Principals: Lori Hoover, Auke Bay; Tom Milliron, FDMS; Kathryn Milliron, TMHS
Parent: Christine Bryson
Administration: Phil Bedford, HR Director; Laury Scandling, Ass't Superintendent

We welcome your comments!