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Children got off the bus Tuesday morning for the first day of school at Lincoln Elementary School in Alexandria. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)1 / 2
Children made their way to class after getting off the bus at Lincoln Elementary School in Alexandria. All District 206 schools started Tuesday. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press) 2 / 2

After a summer vacation that seemed too short for many students and too long for many parents, children in Alexandria School District 206 returned to classrooms on Tuesday.

This school year will mark the last one at Jefferson High School. Students will start the 2014 school year at the new Alexandria Area High School.

Here are some dates to keep in mind during the 2013-2014 school year:

September 25 -- two-hour late start, K-12.

October 17-18 -- fall break.

November 27-29 -- Thanksgiving break.

December 23-January 1 -- winter break.

January 20 -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

February 5 -- two-hour late start, K-12.

February 17 -- President's Day holiday.

March 3-7 -- Easter break/spring break.

April 30 -- two-hour late start, K-12.

May 26 -- Memorial Day holiday.

June 4 -- last day of school for students.

June 8 -- graduation.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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