Moorhead Area Public Schools' District Blog

School Board approves calendar for 2013-14 school year

At its meeting on Feb. 25, the Moorhead School Board approved the calendar for the 2013-14 school year. Classes will begin Sept. 3, 2013.

The last day of classes for students is June 4, 2014, unless additional emergency makeup days are needed. If additional days are needed, the calendar will be extended and classes will be scheduled June 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 as needed for makeup days. There is one built-in makeup day in this calendar; if it is unused the school year will be adjusted accordingly.

Other priorities addressed by the district’s calendar committee in establishing the 2013-14 calendar were having all students in school on the same days, conferences that address schedule needs at the elementary, middle and high school levels, and professional development for teachers and staff spread throughout the school year.

Aug. 27 will be a parent communication/student assessment day prior to the start of the school year. Details of that day will be determined this spring and communicated to parents.

Fall parent/teacher conferences will be held the evenings of Oct. 14 and 15 at all schools. On Oct. 16 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. 16 for conferences, and there will be no school on Oct. 17-18 because of the Education Minnesota conference.

Moorhead High School will have conferences during the second quarter on the evening of Dec. 9 and during the third quarter on the evening of Feb. 10. Moorhead High will have a final evening conference on April 28.

Parent/teacher conferences for the elementary schools and Horizon Middle School will be held the evenings of March 3 and 4. There will be no classes for K-12 students on March 5-7.

There are no classes Nov. 27-29, which falls over the Thanksgiving holiday. Winter break will be Dec. 23 through Jan. 1, 2014. Classes resume Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

There will be no classes for students on Jan. 20, which is a professional development day for grades 6-12 teachers. There is no school on Nov. 11, Feb. 17, March 31, April 18 and April 21. There will be no school on May 26 for Memorial Day.

June 4 is the last day of classes for K-12 students unless the calendar is adjusted. There is one built-in makeup day. Other designated emergency makeup days are June 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13. School could be scheduled those days if needed. June 5 is the last day for staff unless the end of the year is adjusted. Graduation will be June 8, 2014.

A one-page version of the 2013-14 calendar is available at

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