As some of you know, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District is considering a shift to a collegiate calendar. This means that, IF APPROVED, the school year would begin in August, well before the Labor Day holiday. One of only a few districts in the area to have kept the traditional calendar, Newport-Mesa is now seeking input from the school community before making a decision. Even if your kids are not yet at the secondary level (grades 7-12), this potential change in the calendar will affect you.
The District has done a great job of setting up various Information Meetings so that questions can be answered. There are many factors to consider. Click HERE to read a brief summary of the benefits and concerns of switching to a collegiate calendar.
A few things to know in advance:
- If a collegiate calendar is approved, the earliest it would take effect is the 2019-2020 school year. A traditional calendar has already been adopted for the 2018-2019 school year.
- A survey will be available from November 1-15th. You may find it at https://tinyurl.com/NMUSD-Collegiate-Calndr-Survey