The Cedar Rapids Community School District Board of Education has approved the 2016-2017 calendar. The calendar includes an early dismissal for students each Friday. Teachers will use the 90-minute block of time for professional learning. Early dismissals for professional learning have been part of the District calendar for several years.
“The ability for our staff to collaborate and engage in professional learning on a weekly basis will allow them to embed continuous improvement cycles into classroom instruction,” said Mary Ellen Maske, Deputy Superintendent. “The frequency and sustained adult learning will optimize student learning.”
Classes will begin on Aug. 23, 2016. The final day of classes is scheduled for June 1, 2017. There will be no classes Dec. 22, 2016 - Jan. 2, 2017, for the holiday break. A spring break will be held March 13-17, 2017.
The school-day schedule for 2016-17, including early dismissal times, is expected to be finalized by March 1. The 2016-17 calendar for Taylor Elementary School, which follows a modified year-round schedule, is being developed.
Click here to view the 2016-17 Calendar