• Two Classroom Days Restored to Spring Calendar

    Calendar changes

    Westminster Public School students will get two extra days in the classroom this spring to make up for days lost to this year’s crazy weather.

    The District calendar is being extended by one day, meaning the last day of school for most students will now be May 26th instead of the 25th and students will attend school on Friday, April 29th which was originally scheduled as a non-student contact day for students.

    The schedule changes are slightly different for students from Hidden Lake High School and Colorado STEM Academy.

    Hidden Lake High School’s last day of school will now be May 27th instead May 26th and like the rest of the district, Friday April 29th will now be a regular school day.

    The last day of school for Colorado STEM Academy has been moved from June 1st to June 2nd and the teacher exchange date scheduled for May 13th will now be a traditional school day.

    This spring, several districts are being forced to add several minutes to the school day to comply with minimum requirements from the state of Colorado, but that is not the case in Westminster Public Schools.

    “This is not about compliance,” said Superintendent Pam Swanson. “This is about what is best for our children and that means getting them in front of their teachers as many days as possible.”

    Swanson sent an email to her staff providing three options for how best to restore two days to the spring calendar.

    The two other options were to have teachers keep their “non- student contact” day in April and come back to finish the year after Memorial Day or keep the “non-student contact” day and finish the school year on a Saturday. Neither of those options received much support.

    Revised District Calendar

    The Teacher Exchange Day scheduled for Friday, April 29 will convert to a normal school day for students, meaning schools will be open on Friday, April 29.

    The last day of school for students will move from Wednesday, May 25 to Thursday, May 26.

    The Non-Student Contact Day scheduled for Thursday, May 26 will be moved to Friday, May 27 (last day for staff).

    Revised Hidden Lake High School Calendar

    The Teacher Exchange Day scheduled for Friday, April 29 will convert to a normal school day for students, meaning Hidden Lake High School will be open on Friday, April 29.

    The last day of school for students will move from Thursday, May 26 to Friday, May 27.

    The Non-Student Contact Day scheduled for May 27 will be rescheduled.

    Revised Colorado STEM Academy Calendar

    The Non-Student Contact Day scheduled for Friday, May 13 will convert to a normal school day for students, meaning Colorado STEM Academy will be open on Friday, May 13.

    The last day of school for students will move from Wednesday, June 1 to Thursday, June 2.

    The Non-Student Contact Day scheduled for Thursday, June 2 will convert to a normal school (last day for students).

    The Non-Student Contact Day scheduled for Friday, June 3 will remain (last day for staff).



    Posted April 11, 2016