Dear HTS Community:
At the Board of Education meeting last night, the Board approved the 2014-2015 school calendar. The school year begins for staff on Tuesday, September 2nd and begins for students on Thursday, September 4th. The calendar, which consists of 180 days for pupils and 184 days for staff, will be posted on our website. Emergency days (snow days) are listed in priority order at the bottom of the calendar. Moreover, the PARCC (Partnership of Assessment for Readiness for College and Careers) testing dates are listed as well.
The Board also revised Policy 5200 – Attendance. The new policy states that, “A pupil must be in attendance for 165 or more school days in order to be considered to have successfully completed the instructional program requirements for the grade/course to which he/she is assigned.” The new policy demonstrates the Board’s full commitment to our students, our staff, and the instructional process. This policy will also be posted on our website. Please note: Policy 5200 takes effect in September 2014.
If you have any questions about these issues, please contact me at HTS.