County students get out of school June 9
CENTREVILLE — A mild winter means students in Queen Anne’s County Public Schools will get out of school early. The county school board approved endof-year adjustments to the 2016-2017 calendar at the April 5 board meeting. Since only two of the five built-in snow days were used, the current school year will now end on Friday, June 9, for students and teachers. The final three days of the school year will be half days for students with no pre-kindergarten classes on those three days. The last day for pre-k will be Tuesday, June 6.
The board also approved changes to the 2017-2018 academic calendar, incorporating the post-Labor day start mandated by Gov. Larry Hogan. The first day of school for students will be Sept. 5, 2017, with the last day scheduled for June 15, 2018.
The following revisions were based on recommendations from a group that included parents, teachers and administrators. The group recommended more time for Fall parent conferences and made spring conferences optional over the course of two half days. The spring conference days are optional since teachers meet with and discuss parent concerns throughout the year. Parent feedback suggested that spring conferences are secondary to the importance of fall conferences. However, parents are encouraged to ask for an “in person” meeting or schedule a phone call with their child’s teachers throughout the year.
The 2017-2018 school year will also end with three half days — three for both high schools and the last two days as half days for elementary — with no pre-k classes on those three days. Four snow days are built into the 2017-2018 calendar. In the event that more than four snow days are needed prior to March 7, 2018, school will be in session on March 29, 2018.
Printable copies of the full calendars can be found at www.qacps.org.