To the Editor: District adopts new calendar

At its June 14, 2018, meeting, the Sierra Sands Unified School District Board of Education approved a revised academic calendar for the 2018-19 school year. With the additional three professional development days for teachers, the new start date for students is Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. There will be no change in the date for the last day of instruction, which remains Thursday, May 30, 2019.

With this new start date, this means that the three days that were previously scheduled as local holidays are now reverting back to student instruction school days: Oct. 5, 2018; Dec. 21, 2018 (minimum day); and April 22, 2019.

We trust this advance notice provides the reasonable time necessary to make arrangements, if any, to adapt to the new schedule (please see reverse side of this letter).

I wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable summer holiday.

For more information, visit and view “Academic Calendars” under the “Calendar” tab.

Ernest M. Bell, Jr., superintendent

Sierra Sands Unified School District

Story First Published: 2018-06-22