Dear Kindergarten Families,
Welcome to DuVall Elementary School. An exciting year is ahead for your entire family. Your child’s experience in kindergarten establishes a great start for an exciting time of learning. Our shared goal is to ensure that this year begins as a productive and happy time.
Soft Start Schedule
Kindergarteners attend half day sessions from 8:35 – 11:45 for the first week of school-September 5th-8th. All students have a half day on September 5th. This half day schedule will allow for a gradual transition to school and will include lunch on the 6th-8th. For more information about the soft start, please click on the Kindergarten Soft Start 2017 flyer.
17-18 School year Calendar
Kindergarten students will follow the calendar below for the 2017-2018 school year.
September 5 First Day of School – All students – Half Day – a.m.; Teacher Duty – p.m.
October 13 Half Day – All Students – a.m. Teachers Professional Development- p.m.
November 3 Elementary – Half Day – a.m.; Teacher Duty Day – p.m.
Secondary – Full Day – Teachers and Students
November 7 All teachers – Professional Development Day – No school for students
November 22 No school – Conference Release Day
November 23-24 No school for students
December 22 Schools close at end of day for Winter Break
December 25 – No school – Winter Break
January 5, 2018
January 8 Schools reopen
January 15 No school for students
January 26 Half Day – All Students – a.m.; Teacher Duty – p.m.
January 29 Full Day – Elementary
Half Day – Secondary – a.m.; Teacher Duty p.m.
February 19-23 No school for students
March 30 No school for students
April 2 – 6 No school for students
May 25 No school – Conference Release Day
May 28 No school for students
June 14 Last day of school for students 1/2 day a.m.; Teacher Duty Day p.m.
Late Start Days (7) 10/18/17, 11/15/17, 12/20/17, 1/17/18, 2/7/18, 3/14/18, 5/16/18 (School starts one hour later (9:35 AM on these days).
Professional Learning Time
All teachers of Young Fives and kindergarten students will participate in professional learning during the 17-18 school year. Content is based on the state curriculum and includes language arts, math, science and social studies. Additional areas of focus will be on social-emotional development, assessment and small group/1:1 instruction.
2017-2018 Kindergarten calendar:
The district calendar is available on the district website. Additionally, there are four days of “no school” for kindergarten and Young Five students. These days are workdays for our Kindergarten teachers. These days are:
No School Days for Kindergarten for 17-18
September 22, 2017
October 6, 2017
November 17th, 2017
February 2, 2018.
We understand that your family will need advance notice to ensure activities for your child on these four days. Have a great summer and continue reading, writing name and address and phone and practicing numbers!
DuVall Elementary School