We'd like your input on the 2019/2020 School Calendar!
Published on Jun 25, 2018 11:52

Dear Millis parents, guardians and caregivers,


Due to the construction of the new Millis elementary school, we are planning ahead for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. The construction and project management teams have requested that we delay the opening of school until after Labor Day in 2019.  The attached DRAFT calendar shows teachers reporting back on September 3rd and students reporting for school on September 9th. This provides a buffer period in case of construction delays. We are asking for your input now for planning purposes. This survey is not for the upcoming year but for the 2019-2020 school year.


With the opening of school on September 9th start, the last day would be June 19th if there are no “snow” days or cancellations for other reasons. If we need to use all 5 “snow” days that we are required to schedule, school would end on June 26th.  


These dates assume the typical two weeks of vacation in February and April. 


We are asking for your input regarding change in the vacation periods. One option is to have only one week of vacation during March in lieu of the February and April vacations, as many private schools and schools in other states do. 


If we were to have only one vacation week in March and continue to observe February 17th as President's Day (national holiday) and April 18th is the Patriot's Day (Massachusetts holiday), the last day of school would be on June 16th (with no “snow” days) or June 23rd at the latest if all five “snow” days were used.


Please share your opinion now so that the calendar can be finalized and families can plan for their vacations two years from now. Choose from one of the two options at this link:


Parent Survey on the 2019-2020 School Year Calendar


Thank you! 


Nancy Gustafson, Superintendent

Millis Public Schools

245 Plain St.

Millis, MA 02054


Phone: 508-376-7001

Fax: 508-376-7020

Twitter: NLGustafson

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