No Early Release On Four Wednesdays During Statewide Testing- April 13, April 20, April 27, and May 4, 2016
The Osceola County School District is planning ahead for the upcoming spring administration of the Florida Standards Assessment by allowing students to have a full day of school on the Wednesdays when statewide tests will be administered. As such, parents should be advised that there will be no early release of students on the following Wednesdays:
• April 13, 2016
• April 20, 2016
• April 27, 2016
• May 4, 2016
Students will be dismissed from school those days as they normally would on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. By lengthening the Wednesdays during testing, it allows more flexibility of the school-wide testing schedule. Schools will now have options to build in more opportunities for breaks between the different testing sessions to allow students to stretch, relax, and refocus.
Parents and students are also reminded that the 2016-2017 academic calendar for next school year can be found on the district's website at www.osceolaschools.net. The first day of school for students will be on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. This earlier start date than in the past allows for the first semester and end-of-course/semester exams to finish before Winter Break.