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Jennifer R.
1 year ago
More instructional time? How about you keep the teachers in the classroom more often? Teacher convention, training days, in district conferences and my absolute favorite....leaving class to go "input grades". It's ridiculous. Another option? Cut down on the days the kids have off during the year. Problem solved. Let the kids and families have their summer.

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david formichella
1 year ago
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Rick Smith
1 year ago
Interupt end of summer vacation plans.

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Debbie Regan
1 year ago
Summer is over after Labor Day. The schools don’t have A/C, and the situation that occurred last year was out of the ordinary.

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Jennifer Epperlein
1 year ago
I prefer starting after Labor Day, I’d rather the kids stay in school until late June.

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Tara Millman
1 year ago
1. Heat in June is a lot more bearable than August/September heat because the classrooms “bake” all summer.
2. Calling early dismissals in August/September is a huge inconvenience to parents who have to arrange child care. An alternative would be to schedule early dismissal days the last 2 days of school.
3. Having students start school for 2 days followed by a 4-day weekend is not a healthy and productive way to build community and implement routine and structure in a classroom. It is also very detrimental to students in need of familiarity, predictability and smooth transitions.
4. It is not fair to Summit staff who have to cut their summers short with their own children and who have to arrange child care.

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Kelly caffey
1 year ago
I can’t see the upside. Starting 2 days earlier isn’t going to help with AP prep. Also, having the students in class for 2 days, then off for 2 days seems unproductive and it’s disruptive for families.

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Lisa Allen
1 year ago
After experiencing the heat the first week of school this year, it seems unwise to try and start school earlier. Starting the day after Labor Day and amending the schedule for the handful of students who need the extra two days seems more appropriate. Additionally, going to school for two days followed by a four day holiday seems counterproductive. Nothing will get accomplished in those two days (and most likely there will be a high absentee rate since this is generally a vacation week for Labor Day).

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Meredith Hendra
1 year ago
We already start early enough with fall pre season sports...stop stealing our summer!

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Holly Vegter
1 year ago
I agree with everything written here.