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School is back in session in Alexandria

According to the Alexandria Public Schools calendar, students in grades 9 through 12 have a total of 174 contact days, while middle school students (grades 6-8) have 173 days and elementary students (PreK-5) have 171 days.

Students going into school
Students walk toward the entrance of Lincoln Elementary School for the first day of classes in Alexandria District 206 on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Many other schools in the area also started classes on Tuesday.
Lowell Anderson / Alexandria Echo Press
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ALEXANDRIA — Students in the Alexandria School District have four days under their belt with about 170 more to go – at least for students at the Alexandria Area High School.

According to the Alexandria Public Schools calendar, students in grades 9 through 12 have a total of 174 contact days, while middle school students (grades 6-8) have 173 days and elementary students (PreK-5) have 171 days.

Alex School Calendar by Celeste Edenloff on Scribd

Conferences are slated for mid-October with no school for PreK-8 students on Oct. 19.

MEA break takes place for all grade levels with no school on Oct. 20 and 21.

There will be no school Nov. 7 for all grades levels as it is a professional development day.

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Thanksgiving break will take place this year on Nov. 24 and 25 with no school for all grade levels. Winter break will begin on Dec. 23 with students off until Jan. 3.
On Jan. 16, there will be no school for all students as it is a teacher workshop day.

There is no school on Feb. 17 for all grades and also on Feb. 20, all grades have no school as it is a professional development day.

Students on first day of school
Tara Hanson, center, helps two students find their way to their classes on the first day of school at Lincoln Elementary School on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Lowell Anderson / Alexandria Echo Press

Conferences are again slated in March, taking place March 9, 10 and 13 with PreK-5 students having no school on March 10.

There will be no school on March 17 for PreK-5 students. Students in grades 6-12, however, will have school that day.

Students in all grades have no school on April 6 and 7, April 10 and also on May 29. The last day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be on June 1 for all grade levels. Graduation is set to take place on June 2.

There are several other days scheduled throughout the year where students will have a two-hour late start, including Sept. 28, Feb. 1 and March 29.

Celeste Edenloff is the special projects editor and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.
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