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Report


April 15, 2008



2008 – 2009 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDARS


Attached for approval are the 2008-2009 School Year Calendars that have been reviewed by Bluewater and Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board’s Directors, the System Administration Team, School Community Council Chairs and administrator, trustee and union representatives.

The attached elementary and secondary school calendars have the traditional start date of the Tuesday following Labour Day, a two week break at Christmas and one week March break as defined by Regulation 304.  

The secondary calendar provides for 178 instructional days and 10 examination days.  The elementary calendar provides for 188 instructional days.  

The six Professional Activity Days are recommended for the following purposes:



Friday, September 26, 2008
Staff Development and Curriculum Implementation
     
Monday, November 10, 2008       
Used in the manner prescribed by the Ministry to improve teachers’ skills and knowledge in a range of instructional and assessment strategies, including Special Education and will relate to improving student outcomes in literacy and numeracy, and improving student success in making the transition from elementary to secondary school.
      
Friday, December 5, 2008
Reporting to Parents / Staff and Curriculum Development
      
Friday, January 30, 2009
Semester Turn-Around / Area Staff and Curriculum Development
      
Friday, April 24, 2008
Used in the manner prescribed by the Ministry to improve teachers’ skills and knowledge in a range of instructional and assessment strategies, including Special Education and will relate to improving student outcomes in literacy and numeracy, and improving student success in making the transition from elementary to secondary school.
      
Friday, June 26, 2008
End of Year Planning / Staff and Curriculum Development


The examination days will be held on January 23, 26, 27, 28 and 29 and June 19, 22, 23, 24 and 25.

The Elementary and Secondary calendars are included with this Report.


Recommendation:
That Bluewater District School Board approve the attached 2008 – 2009 Elementary and Secondary School Year Calendars.





Submitted to
Bluewater District School Board
April 15, 2008
For further information please contact:
Marnie Coke, Superintendent of Elementary Education

        


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