Here’s Your Chance to Weigh In On The Richmond County Schools Calendar

January 17, 2024
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Here's Your Chance to Weigh In On The Richmond County Schools Calendar

📅 The Gist: The Richmond County School System presented two options for the 2025-2026 academic calendar during the Board of Education meeting on January 16. Feedback from students, parents, employees, and community members is being sought via an online survey.

🔍 The Details: The first option includes PowerUp Asynchronous Learning Days and four digital learning days, with the academic year starting on August 4, 2025, and concluding on May 22, 2026. The second option proposes a year-round calendar with two-week-long intercessions for intervention and enrichment, beginning on July 24, 2025, and ending on May 29, 2026.

📊 By The Numbers:

  • Option 1: School year from August 4, 2025, to May 22, 2026; 10-week summer break.
  • Option 2: School year from July 24, 2025, to May 29, 2026; 7.5-week summer break.

📚 In Context: Dr. Malinda Cobb, the Associate Superintendent of Academic Services, emphasized the importance of community feedback in adopting a suitable academic calendar. Both options aim to support student learning effectively, with breaks and professional learning days.

🌟 Why It Matters: The choice of the academic calendar affects the structure of the school year, impacting students’ learning experiences, family planning, and teachers’ professional development schedules.

🤝 What You Can Do: Community members are encouraged to review the calendar options and participate in the feedback survey available at rcboe.info/25-26RCSSCalendar before the February 15, 2024, deadline.

🔮 What’s Next?: A final decision on the 2025-2026 academic calendar will be made during the March Board of Education meeting, taking into account the collected community feedback.


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