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Calendar Update from the Superintendent
“Hello, this is Becky Harbaugh, Superintendent of the Conewago Valley School District with a Calendar Revision message.”
I am sure you are tired of hearing my voice early in the morning. The winter weather has been challenging this year: 8 cancellations, 9 delayed starts and 1 early dismissal (as of March 17th). The district has not experienced this number of weather related disruptions since 1996. Hopefully we have seen the last of delays and cancellations due to snow and ice. At the March 17th meeting, the Board of School Directors adopted a Revised Calendar for the 2013-2014 school year that includes three Act 80 days for students. So … what does this mean … when is the last day of school?
As of March 18th, the last day of school for students in Kindergarten – 11th grade will be Monday, June 2, 2014. Make-up days for additional cancellations will be added to the end of the year (1st cancellation – June 3, 2nd cancellation – June 4, etc.). The last day of school will be an early dismissal. Secondary dismissal will be at 12:33 PM and Elementary/Intermediate dismissal will be at 1:30 PM.
The Class of 2014 has agreed to spend up to three Saturdays at school in order to hold the graduation date at May 30, 2014. As of March 18th, the Senior Class will need to attend one Saturday, May 17th. This will be the first day of graduation practice for the senior class. Details concerning time and location will be shared with the students and parents as the time approaches. Make-up days for up to two additional cancellations will be held on Saturdays (dates to be determined). Graduation for the New Oxford High School Class of 2014 will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014.
I would like to thank everyone for their patience and support during this eventful winter. Hopefully it will be another 18 years before we have this type of disruption to the school calendar again.
Monthly Safety Message from PennDOT
As part of its ongoing effort to improve highway safety, PennDOT is continuing to provide school districts with brief monthly messages for inclusion on your website or in electronic newsletters. These messages will cover various safety topics from school bus safety to underage DUI to texting and driving. It is our hope that parents and students will benefit from these safety tips.
March - work zone safety
Work zones are starting to pop up across the state. The best thing you can do as a driver is slow down and pay attention when you pass through them. Expect the unexpected. More than 80 PennDOT employees have lost their lives in the line of duty since 1970. Let's all get home safely. Get more work zone safety tips at www.JustDrivePA.com.
Just Drive- Work Zone Smart
April - zero tolerance
Underage drinking and driving both carry serious consequences for those under 21. Pennsylvania´s Zero Tolerance Law includes fines, license suspensions and even jail time for minors who drive impaired, consume, possess or transport alcohol, or lie about age to purchase alcohol. Adults who are convicted of knowingly and intentionally supplying minors with alcohol are also subject to fines and jail. More about the Zero Tolerance Law is available at www.JustDrivePA.com.
It's also Distracted Driving Awareness Month! Learn more at http://www.justdrivepa.org/Traffic-Safety-Information-Center/Distracted-Driving/
The LIU Summer Academy
Celebrating the 30th year, the LIU Summer Academy offers both art and academic strands that are designed to meet the individual needs of all students. Programs run 4 days in length – 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Monday through Thursday. Students are welcome to attend as many weeks as they would like. Base tuition for the Academy is $190. Tuition includes instruction, materials and equipment, certificate and a t-shirt. Some classes may require additional fees for excessive materials. Courses are designed to provide interesting and challenging learning activities for students.
Students must currently (2013-14) be enrolled in grades 3-8. All classes are now open to all students!
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Conewago Valley School District, in partnership with students, families, and the community, provides a safe learning environment that promotes academic engagement and social growth enabling students to
succeed in a diverse and changing world.
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2013-2014 Student Calendar (pdf) **please note: events in original print calendar could potentially change.
Revised Calendar for the 2013-2014
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