Many families are planning to visit overseas during the summer months. Summer is a great time to travel and spend time enjoying and bonding with friends and family. Although we encourage this family time, we would like to make sure that you are planning your vacation around your children’s school schedule.
When children leave school before the semester ends and return after the new school year begins, it creates a problem for the school and causes a negative impact on students’ learning and their readiness in the fall. In addition, at the end of May and at the beginning of June, teachers are administering exit/district exams. Not only do these exams assess your child’s learning for the current year, but they also help determine appropriate placement for the upcoming school year. We are unable to accommodate you by administering these tests at an earlier date.
Your child’s presence at the beginning of the school year is equally important! At this critical time, teachers are preparing and reviewing important material for the state exam that the students will be taking.
We are confident that you will continue to work with us during these last few months to ensure that you are taking these dates into consideration when booking your summer vacation.
For your planning purposes, Summer vacations starts June 15, 2012 and ends first week of September 2012.