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McDowell County Schools is in the process of planning for next year’s school calendar, and we need your input. Our goal is to provide students with the best possible schedules that will allow them to pursue academic and extra curricular excellence. For many years there have been informal discussions about the possibility of an alternative calendar for all schools. While a normal year round schedule would not work well for all schools, we have developed a draft for a modified calendar that we are calling a seasonal calendar. We are looking at both the current traditional calendar model and the seasonal calendar as the two options for the 2017-18 school year and beyond.

We have put together a short survey for parents and community members to get a feel for which calendar option might be preferred, as well as to gain knowledge about the likes and dislikes of each. I would like to thank you in advance for comparing the two calendar options and completing the survey. Please be sure to add comments to the questions that ask for feedback. I also hope you will share this information and survey opportunity with others you know. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. You will find information about the calendar options and the link to the survey below:
 
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News & Announcements

January 23rd is Now a Regular Student Day

The workday originally scheduled for January 23 will now be a regular student day in order to replace some of the instructional hours missed during this weather event. We are being proactive now in an attempt to preserve Spring Break and the Memorial Day holiday.

Seasonal Calendar Survey is Live

McDowell County Schools has created an informational site for the upcoming calendar options. Included on the site is the link to complete the parent and community member survey. You can visit the site at http://go.mcdowell.k12.nc.us/calendaroptions or click on the title

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Events

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End of 1st Semester
Date: 1/20/2017
End of 2nd 9 Weeks
Date: 1/20/2017
Regular Student Day-Snow Makeup
Date: 1/23/2017
Start of 2nd Semester
Date: 1/24/2017
STEAM Expo
Date: 1/28/2017
Location: MTCC

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