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The Ridgewood Board of Education is surveying parents, guardians & staff on possible changes to the 2019-20 school calendar


June 2,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Board of Education is considering changes to the 2019-2020 school year calendar that would increase the number snow days, schedule a full week for the February Recess and maintain the April Recess intact. A brief survey will be emailed to parents, guardians and staff to get feedback on the options under consideration.

The survey will be emailed on Thursday, May 31 to all Ridgewood Public Schools parents, guardians and staff with emails addresses on file and be open through Friday, June 8.

Survey takers will be asked to provide input on a draft calendar for 2019-2020 that raises the number of snow days from two to four, with a proviso that unused snow days will be converted to long weekends after the winter season ends. Under consideration is a start date in late August in order to provide a full week off for each of the February and April breaks and end school the third week in June in time for summer camp start dates and college orientations.

The draft revisions for 2019-2020 were developed to address the issues that arise when there is an excess of school closings due to weather emergencies. This year the district used four snow days, requiring students and staff to make up two instructional days during the Spring Recess week. The Board also is interested in offering a week-long February Recess, which this school year consisted of a long weekend.

Questions about the survey may be emailed to