TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › When is the first day of school where you are?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

When is the first day of school where you are?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
My kids go back to school on Sept 8th, but in the next school board over, they went back today.

It's a little messed up because of the way the labour day holiday falls here... some school boards ended up deciding to go back early (today) so that the students can get out at the normal time in June, or go back as normal (day after the holiday) and end up being in school a few days longer in June.

My kids are both excited to go back

This is Kendra's last year in public school Next yr she goes into highschool... WOW...time sure flies... my goodness, now I feel old. LOL.
post #2 of 21
The school district that I live in also returns to school on the 8th...where as the one just north of me goes back tomorrow on the 1st.

I start my classes on the 8th as well, however Laurentian the university that my program originates from re-opened last Wednesday.

And yes I am getting quite excited about returning to school after 30 years...
post #3 of 21
The elementary, middle, and high schools in my district started the 13th of Aug, the other districs on the 17th (they all share buses and wanted to make sure any breakdowns didn't disrupt any district).

The university started the 24th of August.
post #4 of 21
Schools here started 2 weeks ago.
post #5 of 21
I think ours started last Monday.
post #6 of 21
Fresno's school district along with Fresno City College went back on August 17th I believe. Clovis schools I believe went back a week later like us at Fresno State which was last monday. My friends going to UC's here dont go back until like the end of sept. ....lucky! That is good your kids were excited to go back!! I love school too, but after my first week of "hell" meaning my schedule is terrible and i am already in need of a vacation! lol.
post #7 of 21
Greyson went back to school on Aug 13th. He loves school and had been looking forward to going back since about the middle of summer vacation.
post #8 of 21
The first day of classes at the University of Alberta is this Wednesday, September 2nd - which is very odd imo, normally they wait until after labour day, but I guess because it is "late" this year, they decided to have this week as the "write-off"
post #9 of 21
September 10th for us.
post #10 of 21
September 9th.
post #11 of 21
Depends on the District here. Denver schools went back in mid-August, and they get out real early as well - like mid-May. Jefferson County Schools (where I live) tried to pull that too (they keep pushing the start of school up and up and up) and the parents revolted. YAY for them! They at least got it pushed back so it started August 24th and they are going at least until the end of May.
post #12 of 21
Public schools started Aug 10th.
post #13 of 21
My kids started on August 20th.
post #14 of 21
usually last week of january over here
post #15 of 21
my kids started on Aug 26th
post #16 of 21
My nieces and nephews started classes 2 weeks ago.

I went to school all summer and finished my first session last Tuesday. I start back to school again tomorrow. (I'm going for neonatal/pediactric respiratory therapy)
post #17 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by fwan View Post
usually last week of january over here
It's always seemed strange to me that Americans start school toward the end of the year.
post #18 of 21
School is all year round here in Japan. With two or three breaks no more than 1 month long. Just got back from summer vacation (about 4 weeks long).

School year starts in April though.
post #19 of 21
School starts September 8 here. I can't wait until the kids go back to school. There are a few kids in my apartment building that drive me nuts every morning while I am trying to sleep.
post #20 of 21
I'm in the same board as a few of the people who have posted, including the OP....we go back on September 8th.

I haven't looked at what the calendars in other boards look like, but our board just plucked 2 PD days that are usually in the middle of the year and put them this week. So teachers in our board are required to be at school and will be doing professional development (or should be, at least) Wednesday and Thursday...and that goes right off the number of PD days that are usually required throughout the year. So, the difference in ending times should not be too great, I don't think.

I always found it odd that some places in the US start back at school in August? Is there a particular reason for that (ie. weather)?
post #21 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by zoeysmom View Post
I'm in the same board as a few of the people who have posted, including the OP....we go back on September 8th.

I haven't looked at what the calendars in other boards look like, but our board just plucked 2 PD days that are usually in the middle of the year and put them this week. So teachers in our board are required to be at school and will be doing professional development (or should be, at least) Wednesday and Thursday...and that goes right off the number of PD days that are usually required throughout the year. So, the difference in ending times should not be too great, I don't think.

I always found it odd that some places in the US start back at school in August? Is there a particular reason for that (ie. weather)?
Well yes and no. I know here in the Central Valley they start school earlier, and get out first week of June, because it gets hot here during that time...or at least I am told that is why they start early. Plus in High school we had semesters, not quarter systems, so you had to start a little early just so the semesters were about equal, same with my university we are on semester. UC colleges start later because they are on a quarter system. Not to sure if I am making any sense!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: The Cat Lounge
TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › When is the first day of school where you are?