Donovan Elementary News

Changes to 2017-2018 School Calendar

Posted on: November 6, 2017

We hope that the start of the 2017-18 school year has been a great experience for you and your child(ren). Our staff worked hard over the summer months and during the first quarter to provide quality learning experiences for our students.

We believe in continuous improvement for all. Professional development for our teachers, administrators, and support staff is an important part of our success. It makes us better teachers, and in turn, makes our students better. In the past, we have scheduled one day per school year for professional development. That day this year was October 16. It was a productive day with our staff attending a variety of workshops, seminars, etc. designed to improve teaching.

In addition to October 16, our district has planned full-day professional development on:

Monday, January 29, 2018
Friday, March 23, 2018

Teachers will be preparing learning assignments for students to complete on these two days. There will be an expectation that the assignments are completed outside of school. Like in October, students will not report on these days. All staff will be here participating in professional learning opportunities. The district selected a Monday and Friday so that parents would have the opportunity for three-day weekends with their children.

We hope you support our desire to help teachers become better. I look forward to the innovative assignments that teachers will be designing for our students. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school.