Written by Pauline Lafleur Dec 23, 2022 · 2 min read
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The Queen Creek School District has released its academic calendar for the year 2024-25. Students, parents, and staff members can access the calendar on the district's official website. The calendar includes important dates such as the first and last day of school, holidays, and breaks.
When does the school year start and end?
The school year starts on August 5, 2024, and ends on May 22, 2025. The first day of school is a Monday, and the last day is a Friday. This means that students will have a total of 174 days of instruction.
What are the major holidays and breaks?
There are several major holidays and breaks for students and staff members. These include Labor Day (September 2, 2024), Thanksgiving break (November 25-29, 2024), winter break (December 23, 2024 - January 6, 2025), spring break (March 9-13, 2025), and Memorial Day (May 26, 2025).
Are there any half days or early release days?
Yes, there are several half days and early release days throughout the school year. These are typically scheduled for teacher professional development or parent-teacher conferences. The district will provide specific dates and times for these events closer to their scheduled dates.
Benefits of the Academic Calendar
Allows for Planning
The academic calendar provides students, parents, and staff members with important dates to plan their schedules around. This includes vacations, doctor's appointments, and other personal events.
Having a set academic calendar promotes consistency in the educational process. This means that students and teachers can plan ahead for assignments, tests, and projects.
Challenges of the Academic Calendar
The academic calendar is subject to change due to unforeseen weather-related disruptions. This can include school closures or delays due to snow, ice, or extreme heat.
Impact on Extracurricular Activities
The academic calendar can also impact extracurricular activities such as sports, music, and clubs. These events are scheduled around the academic calendar, so any changes to the calendar can impact their scheduling.
The Queen Creek School District calendar for the year 2024-25 provides important dates for students, parents, and staff members to plan their schedules around. It promotes consistency in the educational process and allows for efficient planning. However, it is subject to change due to weather-related disruptions and can impact extracurricular activities.