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A review of the 2018-2019 GCS calendar options

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The end of the 1st semester is quickly approaching, and with it are the plans for next year.  The three calendars for next year have been released, and while there aren’t many changes, they could have a very big affect on the school year.  

They all start the year on August 27; however, only calendars B and C have 180 days.  Calendar A has 176 days, ending the year on June 7, while B ends on June 12,and C ends on June 11.  

One surprising change on all three calendars is the teacher work day and vacation day on Sept. 19.  On B and C it’s marked as a holiday, but on A, it’s marked as a teacher workday.  And while Yom Kippur, a Jewish holiday, is celebrated that day, GCS has never previously had that day off.

The winter and spring break are the same on all three; winter break seems especially short starting Christmas Eve and ending Jan. 2.  This year’s spring break is the first week of April; however, next year’s is notably later, April 19-26.

Another difference is that teachers start their workdays in August earlier in version A (Aug. 15) while the other two calendars have them begin Aug. 20.  There are a few differences in the other workdays and their order, but they’re mostly just switched around in the week according to when the quarter ends.  

Just in case of snow, as every year, there are five days that can be replaced in A and C, but in B there are only 4.  

Although there aren’t many changes, next year’s calendar has the potential to affect the 2018-2019 school year in new ways.  None of the calendars have been chosen yet, but no matter what happens, it’s sure to be a great Viking year.

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One Response to “A review of the 2018-2019 GCS calendar options”

  1. Anonymous on January 19th, 2018 4:28 pm

    Maybe post links to the calendars? From what it sounds like, calendar A sounds the best. There is no point of ending later in June as most students will not come because they will be finished with exams.

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A review of the 2018-2019 GCS calendar options