This is just a quick reminder for families that Friday, January 26th, is a half-day for all buildings in the district. Historically, the Deer Park School District calendar had an elementary specific half-day in the fall and another half day in January in our secondary schools as we transition from first to second semester. As the content of fall conferences in our elementaries has evovled and with elementary reports cards now being distributed in January, it made good sense to combine the two half days.
Now, as elementary teachers prepare distribution of student report cards in a few weeks and as our secondary teachers transition from first to second semester (grading first semester finals, submitting grades, preparing for second semester courses), all buildings will observe the same half-day schedule. On January 26th, students in all buildings will be dismissed around 12:00pm. Those riding the bus will be transported home at that time. As always, if parents needing child care would like to have their children get off the bus at a stop other than their regular stop, please send written communication to your child’s school office.