Wasatch School District proposes March 2020 Spring Break

Wasatch School District proposes March 2020 Spring Break

Wasatch School District is looking for public comment on the proposed 2019-2020 school calendar. The most notable change is moving spring break from it’s traditional first week in April, to coincide with UVU’s spring break. Our number one initiative in terms of student achievement is focused on academics. We also have 300 students at the high school who are in distance learning with Utah Valley University, said Wasatch School District spokeswoman Kirsta Albert.

Some parents like this idea giving their students a break in March, and a possible escape to warmer weather or some spring skiing. Others wonder why it’s so important to align with UVU at all. Albert said, “Proposing to align our spring break with UVU will allow the distance education students to have the same spring break as the rest of the students in the district, as their peers. The real benefit though is also the additional instruction time after spring break before the end of level testing begins.

The calendar is still under consideration and open to comment until the next Wasatch School Board meeting. Comments can be sent to the Director of Operations and Human Resources Shawn Kelly emails can be sent to Shawn.Kelly@Wasatch.edu