Schools draw up hol­i­day dates for 2019

Con­sul­ta­tion on pro­posed breaks

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff re­porter

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.

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