Tuesday, Aug. 16: Grades K-9 report (Early release schedule)*
Early Release Schedule for K-5 and 9th grade
6th grade in the morning; 7th and 8th grade in the afternoon
Wednesday, Aug. 17: All students K-12 report (Full day schedule this Wednesday only; all subsequent Wednesdays are early release)*
Tuesday, Aug. 23: Preschool starts at all locations (Exception: Aug. 15 preschool starts at Bright Horizons)
This year the first day of school is on Tuesday, instead of Wednesday, to allow for the "Fall Break" day off on Oct. 14. Starting the week of Aug. 22-26, we will begin our regular Wednesday early release schedule for the 2022-23 school year.
Students will be allowed to wear hats beginning with the 2022-23 school year. The Student Dress Code (Policy 5060) now allows students to wear hats, caps and other head coverings. Policy 5060 still prohibits students from wearing the hoods of sweatshirts or hoodies.
Clarifications made to policy regarding challenges to curriculum: Policy 1500 was revised to clarify: the process for challenging curriculum and instructional programs or activities, who may submit a challenge, and the appeal process.
New policy created regarding library materials. New Policy 6205 addresses the process for selecting and challenging library materials. Prior to this new policy, the library materials challenge process was included in Policy 1500.
Revisions made to policy regarding the district's instructional materials selection committee.Policy 6230 was revised to clarify the process for selecting members of the district's instructional materials committee. As revised, Policy 6230 also addresses the minimum length of a committee member's term.
The Student Device Insurance program is designed to help offset the costs of damaged Chromebooks to families. District Policy 3800 requires that a fine be assessed for lost or damaged school property including technology. However, unlike the loss of a sports uniform or damage of a textbook, the costs for a Chromebook can be greater. Insurance is our way of helping offset unforeseen expenses for families. This program can provide significant savings in the event of accidental damage. To learn more about our Student Device Insurance Program, click here.
🍏 Free & Reduced Benefits
*ATTENTION: USDA waivers allowing free school meals were not extended. Paid meals return for the 2022-2023 school year for those who don't qualify.
Schools practice safety procedures throughout the school year, including fire, secure and lockDOWN drills, and are trained annually in how to respond in emergency situations. Learn more about what families can do before the school year starts:
Parents and community members encouraged to go back to school
Ever wonder how a public school district works and how to get involved? Where does the money come from? How does the district keep kids safe? How can I contribute to the success of schools? Parents and community members are encouraged to learn all this and more in the Five Star Leadership Academy. The free, one-year program begins in September. Meetings are held once a month on Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Learn more and reserve your spot: www.adams12.org/FSLA
Adams 12 Five Star Schools is seeking parent and community leaders to join several committees for the upcoming school year. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the district and to help inform and shape our work. Learn more about the district’s:
From the addition of competitive sports in grades 6-8, and expanded career and technical education opportunities for high school students, see the many new opportunities that await students in this new school year. Read Superintendent Gdowski’s Back to School Message