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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Fort Thomas Schools Tentative 2017-2018 Calendar Set

Highlands High School. FTM file. 
School is right around the corner, but that doesn't mean that the Fort Thomas Independent School Board gets a break.

They have already set their tentative schedule for the 2017-2018 school year and if the folks who set the Advanced Placement (A.P.) exams had their calendars set, Fort Thomas Schools would be getting out earlier than normal.

"One of the problems we have in creating this calendar is that a lot of the other calendars for this time period are not out yet," said Jon Stratton, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services. "We had some questions about A.P. testing and we don’t know when that is going to begin in 2018. We were getting out a couple days earlier, but since we don’t know when A.P. testing is going to be we’re going to play it a little safe so we’ve added two additional days at the end of May (23 and 24), which meant we had to take two days off in that second semester."

Additionally, a few other changes were made to the tentative calendar.

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"We are going to take off January 2, which extends the Christmas break a little bit. We also had a three-day weekend in February, so by taking off the 16th, we’ll have a four-day weekend there," he said.

Graduation will be on Memorial Day weekend. Students will have 177 days and teachers will have 188 days in this year's calendar.

Here's the rest of the tentative calendar:

10 - Opening Day
11, 14 - Professional Development 
16 - First Day for Students

4 - Holiday - Labor Day

12 - Professional Development 
13 - No School - NKEA

7 - No School - Election Day
22 - Professional Development 
23 - Holiday - Thanksgiving 
24 - No School - Thanksgiving 

Winter Break 
December 21 - January 2 

1 - Holiday - New Year's 
3 - Schools Open
15 - Holiday - MLK Day 

16 - No School 
19 - No School - President's Day

29 - Last Student Day Before Spring Break 
30 - Professional Development 

2-6 - Spring Break 
10 - Schools Open 

22 - Primary Election
24 - Last Day for Students 
28 - Memorial Day 
25, 29, 30, 31 - Make-Up Days

1, 4 - Make - Up Days 
*5 - Closing Day 

* Closing day will be adjusted if make-up days are not needed. 

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* note November 7, Election Day, is not coded red, but should be. 

The 2016-2017 calendar is below. Click on the image to view in larger window. The legend is the same for both calendars.

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