(April 16, 2009)—The boards of education for Calvert and St. Mary's counties this week announced the last day of school for the 2008-2009 school year, in addition to other related calendar changes.
The Calvert County Board of Education adjusted the school calendar to change the last day of school for students and employees.
The Board of Education built five days into the 2008-09 school calendar for use as snow, weather or emergency days. This school year, schools were closed three days due to inclement weather.
Therefore, unless there is a highly unusual weather event or some other unexpected circumstance, the last day of school for pre-kindergarten students will be Thursday, June 11, 2009; for students in kindergarten through grade 11, the last day of school will be Friday, June 12, 2009 (a 2-hour early dismissal day); and for high school seniors the last day of school will be Friday, May 15, 2009.
If a high school senior needs to take one or more of the High School Assessment tests, he/she will need to take the test(s) during the week of May 18.
The last day of work for 10-month employees will be Monday, June 15, 2009.
ST. MARY'S COUNTY
Dr. Michael J. Martirano, superintendent of schools, announced at the April 15, 2009, Board of Education meeting that the last day of school for students in St. Mary's County Public Schools will be Friday, June 12, 2009, and the last day for teachers will be Monday, June 15, 2009. Three school days were lost this school year due to inclement weather conditions. This allows the school year to be shortened by two days since only three of the five inclement weather days built into the calendar were used.
Tuesday, June 9 will be a regular day of school with all AM and PM Prekindergarten students attending school on a normal schedule. June 9 will be the last day of school for PM Prekindergarten students.
Wednesday, June 10 will be an early dismissal day with AM Prekindergarten students attending school. PM Prekindergarten sessions will not be held on June 10.
Thursday, June 11 will be an early dismissal day with AM Prekindergarten students attending school. PM Prekindergarten sessions will not be held on June 11. June 11 will be the last day of school for AM Prekindergarten students.
Friday, June 12 will be an early dismissal day for students K-12. Prekindergarten students will not have school on June 12.
Other adjustments to the calendar will be necessary if additional school days are lost due to inclement weather or emergency situations.