Although the calendar says July, it's time to be getting ready for the 2009-10 school year.
Registration for Le Mars Community School District students will be held Thursday and Friday, Aug. 6 and 7 at the middle school.
Hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. During these two days, everyone will register at the middle dchool.
The registation includes payment of fees for books, insurance and activities in which students may be involved.
Sixth grade orientation will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Middle School.
Open house will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wendesday, Aug. 19, for all buildings.
The first day of classes at Le Mars Community Schools is Thursday, Aug. 20, and will be a full day of school. The last day of classes is Tuesday, May 25, 2010.
Middle School open house will be held Thursday, Aug. 27. Seventh grade open house will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with eighth grade open house 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Teacher workshop days will be held Aug. 17 to 19.
This 2009-10 school calendar includes nine days of two-hour early outs for students and district and building level staff development. Those dates are Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, Jan. 20, Feb. 24, March 24, April 21 and May 12.
Each school quarter has 45 days of classes. Quarter ends are Oct. 22, Jan. 8, March 15 and May 25.
Parent-teacher conferences at the end of the first quarter will be held Oct. 27 and 29, from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Winter vacation will run from Wednesday, Dec. 23 to Friday, Jan. 1, with classes resuming Monday, Jan. 4.
Students and teachers will get a full week of spring vacation this year, from Monday, March 29 to Monday, April 5, and return to the classroom Tuesday, April 6.
This is the first year the spring vacation has been a full week. In previous years, a full week of spring vacation would have had school ending in June. The 2009-10 calendar worked out that a week could be given for spring break and still have classes end in May. Board members approved the calendar in March.
The last day of classes for seniors is May 18, with commencement set for Sunday, May 23.