Drafting a school calendar is never an easy task and sometimes a rather unpopular one too.  However, the staff of Cove School have worked to provide input and direction for next year's calendar and I am now asking for any feedback you may offer prior to adoption expected by the Board next week.  The number of days is set by contract with the union while semester break at Christmas is critical for our instructional model.  There are many, many more considerations in  drafting this calendar and I will address any questions posed as "why".   However, I do not claim to always have every best answer and am asking you for any feedback or suggestions as well.   Here is our Draft Calendar .  Send me an email with any feedback or questions you may have.  Thanks for you continued involvement and support of Cove School  - even in this most challenging year.  Superintendent Earl Pettit