Schools draw up holiday dates for 2019
Consultation on proposed breaks
The new school year might be just two weeks away but parents can almost start planning their holidays for the 2018/19 session.
South Lanarkshire Council is seeking views on proposed dates for when the children will be off.
A draft proposal of the school holidays has already been drawn up.
Children are required by law to attend school for 190 days, with teachers working 195 days.
With that in mind it is proposed that the teachers return on August 14, 2018, after the summer holidays, with the pupils going back on Thursday, August 16.
The September weekend will take place on Friday and Monday, September 21 and 24, 2018, with pupils and staff back in on Tuesday, September 25.
The October week is proposed to run from Monday to Friday, October 15-19, 2018. An in-service day is also scheduled for October, with the date still to be confirmed.
Christmas would see Rutherglen and Cambuslang schools close at 2.30pm on Friday, December 21, 2018.
Schools are proposed to reopen on Monday, January 7, 2019.
A break in February for pupils is scheduled for February 11 and 12, 2019, with another in-service day to be confirmed.
The spring break could start at 2.30pm on Friday, March 29, 2019, and schools would reopen on Monday, April 15.
Good Friday will fall on April 19 in 2019, which means the schools will be closed then and on Monday, April 22.
The first May holiday is scheduled to fall on May 6, 2019, with another in-service day to be confirmed.
The second May bank holiday will see the schools closed on Friday and Monday, May 24 and 27, 2019.
Finally, the date all the kids will want highlighted in their diaries will be Friday, June 28, when the summer holidays are scheduled to begin at 1pm.
The closing dates for comments on the holidays is this Friday. Go to www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/news/ article/778/consultation_school_ holidays_and_in-service_days to have your say.