2019-20 Kindergarten Soft Start & No School Days

Kindergarten Soft Start:

Half days – Monday, August 26 – Thursday, August 2

(No school Friday, August 30th or Monday, September 2 – Labor Day Break)

Kindergartners attend half day sessions the first week of school This half day schedule allows for a gradual transition to school and will include lunch on the 27th – 29th.


Kindergarten No School Days 2019-20

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Friday, February 7, 2020

All Young Five and Kindergarten teachers will participate in professional learning on these dates during the 2019-20 school year.

Content is based on state curriculum and includes language arts, math, science and social studies. Additional areas of focus will be on social-emotional development, assessment and core values.

Dearborn School 2019-20 calendar updates

Dearborn Schools updates 2019-20 calendar


Dearborn Schools has updated next year’s calendar, making spring break 2020 a day shorter due to state testing schedules, but ending the school year a day earlier.

Spring break next year will now run from April 6 to 10.  The following Monday, April 13, will now be a regular day of school, instead of an additional day off.  This is because juniors and some seniors across the state will take the required SAT test on April 14.  The District felt it prudent to get students settled back into school for a day before this important exam.  SAT is used to measure student growth and as a college entrance exam.

Since spring break was shortened, the last day of school was also moved up a day to Thursday, June 11, 2020.

The Dearborn Federation of Teachers approved the calendar updates on June 6.

All other aspects of the calendar initially released in January are still the same.  That includes starting school on August 26, 2019 with a half day.  Students and staff will have both Friday and Monday off for a long Labor Day weekend.  The District will also be closed for a full week Feb. 17 to 21 for Midwinter Break.  Eid al-Fitr will also be days off, but that coincides with Memorial Day weekend in 2020, which was already four days off for the District.

Many factors go into determining the school calendar including a state requirement for 180 days of school, a countywide common calendar, community needs, and professional development obligations.  The administration and the Dearborn Federation of Teachers spend many hours working together on the various details that need to be considered before a final calendar is approved.

The 2019-2020 calendar is only the second time the Dearborn Public Schools has had to follow a change in state law requiring schools to provide 180 days of instruction.  That change added five days for the current school year.  Another state law requires that school start after Labor Day, but in recent years districts have been allowed to request a waiver to start earlier.  Next year will be the second time since 2006 Dearborn Schools has started before Labor Day.

The county common calendar sets the dates for winter break, spring break, Good Friday, and Presidents Day.  The school calendar also must also reflect the needs of the local community, which for Dearborn means days off around the Eid holidays. Districts lose some state funding if attendance falls below 75 percent at any building.

The 2019-2020 District calendar once again includes late start dates that will be used for professional development and school improvement planning.  The late start dates have been extremely helpful in providing teachers and principals with time to meet, collaborate with colleagues, work on school improvement goals, and improve student instruction.  The first of the seven late start dates will occur on Wednesday, September 25.  Late starts will continue on various Wednesdays throughout the year.

The 2019-2020 calendar is be posted on the District’s website and can be accessed by visiting https://dearbornschools.org/services/district-calendars/. Visitors will be able to download a PDF version or view an online calendar.  Parents are reminded to check with their child’s school for important events and activities unique to their school and not appearing on the District calendar

Thank you for a great year!!

Thank you parents for a great school year! Have a wonderful summer and be sure to have your children read at least 20 minutes a day.


Reminder to the parents of Young 5’s and Kindergartners:

Kindergarten and Young 5 students will have a soft start the first week of school. They only come 1/2 days for the first week with dismissal at 11:45. Half Days – Monday August 26th – Thursday August 29. No School Friday, August 30th or Monday, September 2nd, Labor Day Break.

No School of Kindergarten and Young 5’s on September 27th and February 7th.


Thank you

Thank you to all the parents who donated water for Field Day!!!

We are all set we have enough water for the students to enjoy throughout the day..

Don’t forget to come and help out at our Field Day!!!

Wednesday June 12th 9:00 – 3:00


Preschool & Kindergarten Registration

Preschool registration is open for enrollment for any child that is 4 years old by December 1st. Please stop by the office to pick up a registration packet. Must live in the River Oaks boundaries.


Kindergarten registration is also open for enrollment you child must be 5 by September 1st. Please stop by the office to pick up a registration packet. You must live in the River Oaks boundaries.



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