Aug 20 2012
It's Official: Summer (Vacation) Ends This Week
Monday, 20 August 2012

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            Summer comes to an official close for some Kodiak residents this week as the Kodiak Island Borough School District kicks into full gear. The Kodiak High School holds its first day of classes on Thursday, but things get a little more complicated when you move on to other schools in the district.

            At the Kodiak Middle School, 7th and 8th graders will start on Thursday as well, but the first day for 6th graders isn't until Friday. Thursday is reserved for 6th grade family conferences, easing the transition from elementary to middle school.

            Speaking of elementary schools, across the district 1st through 5th graders will start on Friday, with family conferences being held on Thursday. Summer runs a bit longer for any soon-to-be kindergarteners. Their first day of school is August 30, giving them a little more time to prepare for the academic adventure that awaits.

            Village schools will follow the same pattern as town schools, with all secondary grades beginning on Thursday, followed by elementary grades on Friday.

            Aside from kindergarteners, all schools will begin their first full week of classes next Monday, August 27, wrapping up with a three day weekend in observance of Labor Day on September 3.