ACS releases proposed 2017-2018 calendar

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – The Alabaster City School System recently released the tentative dates for the 2017-2018 academic year, and is seeking the public’s input on the proposed calendar.

ACS recently distributed the proposed calendar, which would have school starting for students on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

During the first semester, students would be out on Sept. 4 for Labor Day, Oct. 9 for Columbus Day, Nov. 10 for Veterans Day and from Nov. 22-24 for the Thanksgiving break.

The final class day of the first semester would be on Friday, Dec. 15, when students would be dismissed at 1 p.m.

Students would be out from Monday, Dec. 18, to Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, with a teacher work day on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.

During the second semester, students would be out on Jan. 15, 2018, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Feb. 19, 2018, for Presidents Day and March 9, 2018, for a teacher work day.

The ACS spring break would be from March 26-30, 2018, and students would be out on April 20, 2018, for a weather day before the second semester ends at 1 p.m. on May 24, 2018.

Thompson High School’s graduation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

As of April 24, ACS had not yet released the standardized testing dates, as they had not yet been released by the Alabama Department of Education.

Through the proposed calendar, grades would be sent home on Oct. 13, Jan. 5, 2018, March 16, 2018 and May 25, 2018.

Anyone with comments regarding the proposed calendar should email ACS.Calendar@acsboe.org. The city’s Board of Education will vote on finalizing the calendar during an upcoming meeting.