Waltham Heads Back To School: What You Need To Know
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The Waltham Public School return today, and below is Patch's list of things you need to know about the new year.
- Dr. Susan Nicholson is the new superintendent of schools.
- Robert LaRoche will begin his year as the principal of Fitzgerald Elementary School.
- Waltham will debut new school buses thsi year, which now include seatbelts.
School Year Calendar
- Aug. 31: First day of school for students.
- Sept. 5: Labor Day. No school.
- Sept. 29: Rosh Hashanah. No school.
- Oct. 10: Columbus Day. No School.
- Nov. 8: Professional Development Day. No School.
- Nov. 11: Veterans Day. No school.
- Nov. 23 - 25: Thanksgiving vacation. No School.
- Dec. 26 - Jan. 2: Christmas vacation. No school.
- Jan. 16, 2012: Martin Luther King Day. No school.
- Feb. 20 - 24: February vacation. No school.
- April 6: Good Friday. No school.
- April 16 - 20: Spring vacation. No school.
- May 28: Memorial Day. No School.
- June 15: Last day of school.
Early Release Days
- For elementery schools, school releases at 1 p.m for parent/teacher conferences — Oct. 20, Dec. 6, Jan. 12, 2012, Feb. 1, March 14, April 10.
- For elementery schools, school releases at 1 p.m — Oct. 25, Jan. 25, 2012, Feb. 28, April 24.
- For middle schools, school releases at 12:30 p.m. — Nov. 30, Jan. 19, 2012, March 1, May 2.
- For the high school, schools releases at 12 p.m. — Nov. 17, Jan. 23, 2012, March 8, April 26.