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Notes from the Head of School: Changes to the 2018-2019 School Year

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 22, 2018

The 2018-2019 school calendar is now posted. I want to highlight one particular change that is made with the best interests of our students, families, and teaching faculty in mind: We are moving the start of classes for groups 1-8 two days earlier than what has been our typical start date. Classes will begin on Thursday, August 23rd. As many of you know, local school districts have moved their start dates even earlier than ours, which makes it challenging at the end of the summer for families with children in public schools. By moving up the start date we also add more quality class teaching time for students, which is invaluable.

 We hope that 6 months’ notice will allow for enough planning for the vast majority of ACS families. However, we know that some families make summer plans far in advance, so if you are a family that has already made a commitment precluding your child’s presence for the opening of school, please let us know. We will be happy to work with you!  

 Warm regards,

Paul Druzinsky
Head of School

Tags:  first day of school  school year  start date 

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