Welcome to the Langley School District Calendar Consultation Page!
Parents, guardians, students and staff are invited to join the Langley School District in a discussion on future school calendar options. Due to new provincial legislation, our School District community has an opportunity to have a conversation about what calendar format would provide the most educational benefit to Langley students.
The District is seeking input into the consideration of three possible school calendars, one representing our current model and two representing more balanced options. (Rather than ten weeks away during the summer, a more balanced calendar option would have classes and vacation periods scheduled throughout the year. Students would still follow the same curriculum, are provided with the same educational programs and attend the same number of days session.)
The information obtained through the calendar dialogue will inform the Board of Education’s decision when they consider the implementation of the District’s three year calendar at their Regular Meeting of March 12, 2013.
We invite you to review the materials and links below and become informed about the calendar options under consideration.
The links below will provide you with examples of what the District calendar would look like for the next three years under each of these scenarios.
Option #1: Two week Spring Break (Status Quo)
Option 1: 2013-2014 Calendar
Option 1: 2014-2015 Calendar
Option 1: 2015-2016 Calendar
*Note: Regardless of which of the options are ultimately selected, staff will recommend Option #1 Status Quo calendar to be in place for the 2013-2014 school year. This allows adequate time for implementation of any new calendar formats.
Any additional questions or feedback about the calendar options may be sent via firstname.lastname@example.org. We also encourage those interested to join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #sd35calendar.
Throughout the month of February, the School District will be seeking input through a calendar survey in which parents, guardians, secondary students and staff will have the opportunity to indicate their preference from among the three options.
Final approval of the District’s three-year calendar will be made by the Board of Education at the Regular Meeting of March 12, 2013.
Deadline for survey submissions is Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 10pm.