The Colo-NESCO Community School Board has approved the 2016-2017 School Calendar. The changes in the calendar were recommended to address two district needs:
- Provide more learning opportunities for our secondary students.
- Provide more collaborative professional development for our teaching staff.
The new calendar addresses both of those needs. Secondary students will now have the opportunity to take classes at Nevada High School that we don’t currently or plan to offer in the near future at Colo-NESCO. This is an efficient and effective way to increase curriculum offerings for our students. It is a positive step in ensuring that the district can and will continue to offer strong and diverse educational opportunities to our students while minimizing district costs. Secondly, the new calendar offers our teaching staff an opportunity to participate in professional development, and connect with other subject and grade level teachers in the Nevada school district. This collaboration provides opportunities to learn and grow to our entire teaching staff at no additional cost. To accommodate this opportunity our professional development time for teachers has moved from an early releaseafternoons to a late arrival on Monday mornings. Start and dismissal times are still being discussed and will be announced soon. parents will have the option of dropping their children off at the district daycare in McCallsburg or at a private provider. In addition the district will open our school doors and provided adult supervision prior to the start of school on those days. The other major change is that spring vacation will be a week long from . This will allow parents the opportunity to plan and take their students on an extended vacation if they so choose.
The new calendar is attached and can also be found on the district website.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.