2013-2014 academic calendar approved

Stillwater Area Public School students will ring in the new school year Sept. 3 and end on June 6, 2014 under an academic calendar approved Thursday by the Independent School District 834 Board.

“A lot of work went into this calendar,” said Superintendent Corey Lunn. “We had people throughout the district take a survey to let us know what they preferred and worked very closely with our calendar committee, which includes parents, teachers and staff.”

The calendar features more time for conferences at elementary schools and gives teachers more preparation time before conferences occur as part of the district’s new mission statement no individualized learning.

Winter break in 2013-2014 is Dec. 23 through Jan. 1. Spring break is March 15-24, 2014, with March 24 a staff work day.

Lunn said parents requested that there be fewer single midweek days when students were off from school and the new calendar reflects that.

Conference days for elementary schools are scheduled for Oct. 11, 14, and 15 and April 4, 7, and 9, 2014. Junior high school conference days are Oct. 9, 10, 11 and March 5 and 6, 2014. Senior high school conference days are Nov. 12 and 14 and April 8 and 10, 2014.

Parents can visit www.stillwater.k12.mn.us/district-news/2013-2014-academic-school-calendar to download a printed version of the academic calendar.