Sunday, January 6, 2013
Check out the list of upcoming vacation days for Montgomery County Public Schools.
The new year has just started, but you may be wondering already about spring break. Luckily, Montgomery County Public Schools has released its 2012-2013 school calendar, allowing students and parents to mark the dates in calendars and start counting down to the next vacation day. Check out the 2013 vacation day highlights below, or take a look at the PDF attached to this post for a full schedule: Note: Several professional days for teachers have been attached to holiday breaks:
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Montgomery County public school students will have an 11-day winter break this year.
Montgomery County public school students will have an 11-day winter break this year, including weekends. Public schools and MCPS offices will close on the following dates for Christmas, winter break and New Year’s Day: For a full list of MCPS vacation days, check out our calendar here.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
County school board asks that absenteeism be monitored on Islamic holidays to determine if holidays should be declared no-school days.
Islamic holidays will not be added to Montgomery County Public Schools' list of no-school days in the foreseeable future, The Washington Post reported. Members of the county school board said Tuesday that they could not add a school holiday just for religious reasons, but asked that attendance be monitored closely on Islamic holidays to determine if closing school on those days would be warranted, The Post added. Students who miss school for religions reasons are excused from class, but still need to make up the work from the school day. "There are no exact figures on Muslim students or teachers in Montgomery, but Muslim leaders say the population is sizable and growing. ... [Still, in] recent years, absenteeism on Muslim holidays has not …