Balanced/Modified School Calendar

NTPS has established a Committee to explore the concept of a balanced calendar and whether it would be beneficial to our district.  What is a balanced calendar?  With a balanced calendar, students attend class the same number of days and receive the same instructional hours driven by the same curricula as students at traditional calendar schools.  A balanced calendar modifies the traditional 180-day calendar to keep the learning process continuous.  Students have periodic, shorter breaks rather than one long summer break.

AESD, Association of Educational Service Districts, has helpful information for those interested in the Balanced Calendar initiative.   Visit the AESD Resource page >>

A Balanced Approach to Student Success, a presentation by Jessica Vavrus, Exec. Director, OSPI/AESD Network & Jon Mishra, Exec. Director of Special Program and Federal Accountability Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction with guest David Hornak, National Association for Year-Round Education & Holt Michigan Public Schools Review November 17, 2021, Presentation >>

Committee Members:

Meeting Dates:

District Admin: Angela Von Essen, Heather Burfeind, Ron Craig, Ryan Hastings, Michelle Helgeson, Sena Burchak, Bryan Nash

Board Members: Mike Lowe, Sharon Damm

Staff: Cheryl Uceny, Becky Carollo, Nate Phillips, Wendy Hudson, Rachael Brunson, Reena Calahan, Carrie Nash, Kathy Jensen

Students:

Community Partners: CWU, City of Kittitas, Parke Creek

  • May 13, 2021

  • October 20, 2021

  • November 10, 2021

  • November 17, 2021

  • December 15, 2021

  • January 5, 2022

  • January 26, 2022

What is a balanced/modified school calendar?

Current Calendar

45/15 Balanced Calendar

45/10 Balanced Calendar

current calendar

45 15 balanced calendar

45 10 balanced calendar

184 days

Teacher Schedule

180 days

Student Instruction

0 days

Fall Break

10 days

Winter Break

5 days

Spring Break

11 weeks

Summer Break

184 days

Teacher Schedule

180 days

Student Instruction

15 days

Fall Break

15 days

Winter Break

15 days

Spring Break

5 weeks

Summer Break

184 days

Teacher Schedule

180 days

Student Instruction

10 days

Fall Break

15 days

Winter Break

10 days

Spring Break

7-8 weeks

Summer Break