At its meeting on Feb. 22, the Moorhead School Board approved the calendar for the 2010-11 school year. Classes will begin Sept. 7, 2010.
The last day of classes for students is June 2, 2011, unless additional emergency make-up days are needed. If additional days are needed, the calendar will be extended and classes will be scheduled June 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 as needed for make-up days.
Other priorities addressed by the districtâ€™s calendar committee in establishing the 2010-11 calendar were conferences that address schedule needs at the elementary, middle and high school levels, professional development for teachers and staff spread throughout the school year, and built-in emergency make-up days. This calendar includes one built-in makeup day. If it is unused, the end date of the school year will be adjusted accordingly.
The approved calendar has two conference times for the elementary schools and Horizon Middle School and four conference times for Moorhead High School.
Fall parent/teacher conferences will be held the evenings of Oct. 14 and 18 at all schools. On Oct. 20 there will be conferences in the morning for grades 9-12 and conferences all day for grades K-8. There will be no classes for K-12 students on Oct. 20 for conferences, and there will be no school on Oct. 21-22 because of the Education Minnesota conference.
Moorhead High School will have conferences during the second quarter on the evening of Dec. 7. Moorhead High School will have conferences during the third quarter on the evenings of Feb. 14 and 17. Moorhead High School will have a final evening conference on April 26.
Parent/teacher conferences for the elementary schools and Horizon Middle School will be held the evenings of March 14 and 15. There will be K-8 conferences the morning of March 16 and K-5 conferences the afternoon of March 16. There will be no classes for K-12 students on March 16-18.
There are no classes Nov. 24-26, which falls over the Thanksgiving holiday. Winter break will be Dec. 22 through Jan. 1, 2011. Classes resume Monday, Jan. 3, 2011.
There will be no classes for students on Jan. 17, which is a professional development day for staff. There is no school on Feb. 21-22 and on April 22. There will be no school on May 30 for Memorial Day.
June 2 is the last day of classes for K-12 students unless the calendar is adjusted. The designated emergency make-up days are June 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. School could be scheduled those days if needed. June 3 is the last day for staff unless the end of the year is adjusted. Graduation will be June 5, 2011.
A one-page version of the 2010-11 calendar is available at http://www.moorhead.k12.mn.us/documents/?ParentID=82.