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Important news about the 2017-18 calendar.
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Honey Creek 2017-18 Calendar - Please Read

 

Dear Honey Creek Community,
 
The Board of Trustees has finalized the school calendar for 2017-18, and we are sharing it here with some context. 

The State of Michigan continues to add days to the school year without providing increases in funding that would help compensate teachers for their increase in hours. (Michigan now requires 180 days of instruction during the school year.) The board continues to search for ways to address this increased demand on teachers equitably. We value our teachers immensely, and are working to support them in as many ways as we can with limited financial resources. 

For 2016-17, we experimented with more half-days to provide teachers some time for collaboration; we recognize that this was hard on families. This year, the board solicited and reviewed feedback from the community, including teachers, and explored the feasibility of all options. 

We have landed on a schedule that includes fewer half days than in 2016-17, but with an earlier dismissal time (2:10 pm) on Fridays. To alleviate some of the stress on families, we will offer aftercare on Fridays free of charge until 3:15. Please note: students must enroll in aftercare to utilize this service. 

Thank you for all your input and engagement. The board will continue to work on balancing the demands of the State, the needs of our families, and the support of our teachers. 

You can view or download a PDF of the approved calendar by clicking here.


Respectfully,
Honey Creek Board of Trustees

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