Board of Education Approves 2015-2016 School Year Calendar
At their regularly scheduled meeting on January 26, 2015, the School District of Milton’s Board of Education approved the 2015-2016 school year calendar. District Administrator Tim Schigur presented the calendar to the Board after gathering input from teaching staff and the District’s administrative team. A link to the 2015-2016 calendar is found here: 2015-2016 school year calendar. Highlights of the calendar include:
-The start to the school year is September 1, 2015, as required by DPI guidelines.
-The District’s “Late Start” days have been eliminated and replaced with full days of staff professional development. Both teaching staff and administrators felt they would get more out of full days of professional development. Professional development days will be mandatory report days for all staff and generally take place once a month. The primary purpose of the change is to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of professional development time for staff, in addition to eliminating some of the impositions that community members stated regarding the current late start schedules.
-The winter break will be two days shorter, as students and staff will report on Dec. 21 and 22, 2015.
-Instructional time for students as measured in minutes remains essentially unchanged.
-The last day of school is June 3, 2016, with graduation scheduled for June 5, 2016.
-Elective summer school courses would begin June 6, 2016 and end July 1, 2016.
District Administrator Schigur commented on the calendar stating “I am both excited and grateful that the Board has approved the 2015-2016 school year calendar. The calendar is a product of our teaching staff and administrative team working together to create a schedule that allows us to focus on continuing to improve the high quality educational experience that we offer our students with what we believe is an even better school year calendar for our community”.
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School District of Milton Announces 4k and 5k Family Orientation Date
School District of Milton
4 year old Pre-Kindergarten & 5 year old Kindergarten
Family Orientation/Enrollment for 2015 – 2016 school year is scheduled for
Monday, February 2, 2015
at Northside Intermediate School.
4 year old pre-kindergarten: 12:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
5 year old kindergarten (only new families to the district need to attend): 7:30pm
4 year old Pre-Kindergarten: Children must be four years of age on or before 9-01-15.
Kindergarten: Children must be five years of age on or before 9-01-15.
Please bring with you:
*Enrollment packet– papers filled out (you may obtain them at our District Office)
*Birth Certificate to show proof of age - We do not need a copy to keep on file
* proof of residency (utility bill, etc.) if you are new to our district
*If applicable – any legal custody documentation
MPK4 Site Partners For 2015-2016 Currently Are:
Creative Beginnings Small Wonders
Milton Preschool Learning Center YMCA
Milton East Elementary Milton West Elementary
For questions about the MP4K placement, please contact Jen Cramer at 868-9380
For questions about the Kindergarten placement, please contact Dan Grady at 868-9230
All other questions, please contact Family Enrollment Coordinator Deena Olson at 868-9209