SCHOOL of the WOODS 2018 - 2019 Calendar  (as of Dec 12, 2018)
AUGUST
1 - 24FAMILY CONFERENCES: New Early Childhood Families 
20Teachers Return  
21 - 24FAMILY CONFERENCES: Elementary through High School 
21Middle School: Orientation Meeting, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Orientation 6:30 p.m. 
25High School: Social for students and parents, Woods High School Campus, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
27FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - Early Childhood/Kindergarten - One half of class, except Full Day - Elementary - all of class - Upper Elementary - all of class - Middle School - all of class - High School - all of class 
28 - 31High School: Students' Retreat. August 31 Noon Dismissal 
28Upper Elementary: Class Social, 6:00 p.m., New and Returning Parents' Orientation, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.  
29Upper Elementary: 4th-Grade History Field Study Meeting for Parents & Students, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.  
SEPTEMBER
3LABOR DAY / STUDENT HOLIDAY (All Classes) School Offices Closed 
4Early Childhood Full Day: First Day of Class, New and Returning Students  
4FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL -Early Childhood / Kindergarten-remaining half of class, except Full Day  
4 - Oct 12   High School: Quarter I 
5Elementary: Class Social & Orientation for New & Returning Parents, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Schwarz/Cusack 
5Early Childhood/Kindergarten Full Day: New and Returning Parents' Orientation, 7:00 p.m.  
6 - 6Elementary: Class Social & Orientation for New & Returning Parents, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Clark/McElhaney 
10ALL CLASSES IN SESSION  
10 - 14Middle School: Camp Allen ROPES Course  
10African-Drum, Dance, Classes Begin  
11Early Childhood / Kindergarten: New and Returning Parents' Orientation, 6:00 p.m. - Funk/Loftin 
12Early Childhood / Kindergarten: New and Returning Parents' Orientation, 6:00 p.m. - Tomlinson/Vargas  
13Early Childhood / Kindergarten: New and Returning Parents' Orientation, 6:00 p.m. - Lutzel/Shpata 
13Elementary: Class Social & Orientation for New and Returning Parents, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Collins/Harbaugh 
17 - Oct 19   Middle School: Cycle 1 
18All School: Welcome Coffee - 8:15-10:00 a.m.  
23 - 28Upper Elementary: 4th-grade History Field Study, Crow Canyon Archaeology School, Colorado  
26All School: New Volunteer Information Session, Wirt Road, 8:15 a.m. 
26High School: Individual Student Pictures & Group Pictures 
OCTOBER
1Class Group Pictures: Wirt Road  
2 - 5Individual Pictures, Wirt Road 
2Gymnastics Classes Begin 
5 - 12All School: Flower Power Fundraising Sale  
6All School: Adult Social: Back to School, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.  
9Parent Education: Betsy’s Buzz, Middle and High School Parents, Wirt Road, 8:45 a.m. 
9High School: Pot Luck Supper, 6:00 p.m., Intersession 1 Mtg, 7:00 p.m.  
9 - 12High School: Exams  
10All School: Events Planning Meeting, Wirt Road, 8:15 a.m. 
13High School: PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) for 10th and 11th Grades, 8:00 a.m.  
15 - 19High School: Intersession 1  
18Elementary: Evening of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Clark/McElhaney  
20Parent Education: Montessori and the Home, Early Childhood 
22 - 26Middle School: Wellness Week 
22Middle School: Social Networking/Sexuality Presentation Meeting for Parents, 7:00-8:00 pm 
23Elementary: Evening of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Schwarz/Cusack 
24 - 25Middle School: Social Networking/Sexuality Presentations Students 
24Upper Elementary: Evening of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 6:00-7:00 pm 
25Elementary: Evening of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Collins/Harbaugh 
28All School: Chili Cook-Off 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
29 - Dec 14   Middle School: Cycle 2 
29 - Dec 14   High School: Quarter II 
31All School: Fall Parent Coffee, Wirt Road Campus, 8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
NOVEMBER
6Upper Elementary: Renaissance Festival  
9FAMILY CONFERENCES: Early Childhood-High School. No Academic Classes  
12Open House Program: Middle School, 1321 Wirt Road 7:00 p.m.  
13Open House Program: High School, 7812 Bobbitt 7:00 p.m.  
14Open House Program: Upper Elementary, 7:00 p.m.  
15Open House Program: Elementary, 7:00 p.m.  
16 - 16Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School: Thanksgiving Feast 
17Early Childhood, Elementary, Upper Elementary: Grandparents and Grand Friends Day 9:00-10:30 a.m. 
19 - 23THANKSGIVING / STUDENT HOLIDAY (No Classes in Session) School Offices Closed 
29Parent Education: Book Discussion, 7:00 p.m. 
DECEMBER
11Parent Education: Betsy’s Buzz, Middle and High School Parents, Wirt Road, 8:45 a.m. 
11High School: Pot Luck Supper, 6:00 p.m., Intersession 2 Mtg, 7:00 p.m.  
17 - 21Middle School: Immersion Week: Independent Study/Drama Class  
17 - 21High School: Final Exams 
20Middle School: Dinner & Independent Study Presentations, 6:00 p.m.; Drama Performance, 7:00 p.m.  
24 - Jan 4   WINTER BREAK / No Academic Classes / School Offices Closed 
JANUARY
7Academic Classes Resume  
7 - Feb 8   Middle School: Cycle 3 
12Parent Education: Discovering Montessori: Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
14 - 18High School: Intersession 2  
14 - Mar 15   High School: Quarter III 
15Upper Elementary : Sexuality Education for Parents and Students, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  
16Upper Elementary: Sexuality Education for Students  
21Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observed/ STUDENT HOLIDAY (No Classes in Session) School Offices Closed 
22Early Childhood / Kindergarten: Morning of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 8:30 a.m. Funk/Loftin 
23Early Childhood / Kindergarten: Morning of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 8:30 a.m. Lutzel/Shpata 
24Early Childhood / Kindergarten: Morning of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 8:30 a.m. Full Day 
25Early Childhood / Kindergarten: Morning of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 8:30 a.m. Tomlinson/Vargas 
29Open House Program: Early Childhood / Kindergarten, 7:00 p.m.  
FEBRUARY
1 - 8Re-enrollment for 2019-2020  
5Elementary: Evening of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Schwarz/Cusack  
6Parent Education: How Does School of the Woods Prepare Students for College and Beyond, 1321 Wirt Rd., 7:00 p.m.  
7Elementary: Evening of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Collins/Harbaugh  
9High School: ISEE Testing for High School Entrance to 9th and 10th Grades  
11 - Mar 15   Middle School: Cycle 4 
12Upper Elementary: Evening of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 6:00-7:00 pm 
14Elementary: Evening of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Clark/McElhaney 
18Presidents' Day Observed / STUDENT HOLIDAY (No Classes in Session) School Offices Closed 
22FAMILY CONFERENCES: Early Childhood-High School / No Academic Classes 
28High School Theatre Presentation, Woods Hall, Wirt Road, 7:00 p.m. 
MARCH
1High School Theatre Presentation, Woods Hall, Wirt Road, 7:00 p.m. 
2High School Theatre Presentation, Woods Hall, Wirt Road, 7:00 p.m. 
5Parent Education: Coffee with Dr. Betsy Coe, Middle School and High School Parents, Wirt Road, 8:45 a.m.  
5High School: Potluck and Intersession 3 Meeting 
11 - 15High School: Final Exams 
18 - 22SPRING BREAK / No Academic Classes - Child Care Available for Fullday Students (except MS & HS) 
25 - 28High School: Intersession 3  
25Upper Elementary: 6th-Grade History Field Study Meeting for Parents & Students, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.  
25 - 29Middle School: Class and Business Internships 
APRIL
1 - 5Middle School: Immersion Week, Land Lab 
5 - 7Upper Elementary: Fourth Grade Fossil Dig Field Trip 
8 - 11Middle School: Achievement Testing for currently enrolled Middle School students  
8 - May 30   High School: Quarter IV 
9Parents Education: Book Discussion, 7:00 p.m. 
9 - 10Upper Elementary: Achievement Testing for currently enrolled Upper Elementary students  
9 - 12Elementary: Achievement Testing for currently enrolled Elementary students  
15 - 19Middle School: Adventure Trip 
19GOOD FRIDAY / STUDENT HOLIDAY (No Classes in Session) School Offices Closed 
21 - 26Upper Elementary: 6th-grade History Field Study to Williamsburg, Virginia  
22 - May 24   Middle School: Cycle 5 
28All School: Spring Splash, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.  
MAY
9Debate Banquet, 6:30 p.m. 
11Sports Banquet, 6:00 p.m. 
15All School: End-of-Year Breakfast, 8:15 a.m.  
18High School: Prom  
22Parent Education: Bridge Meeting for Parents of K, 3rd, 6th, 8th Grade Students, 11:45 a.m.  
23High School: Junior and Senior Luncheon 
24High School: Senior Banquet  
26High School: Graduation Ceremonies 
27MEMORIAL DAY/STUDENT HOLIDAY (all classes) School Offices Closed 
28Middle School: Information Meeting for 2019-2020 7th & 8th grade, 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.  
28 - 29High School: Final Exams 
30Last Day of School for Students, International Lunch for Elementary and Upper Elementary 
31 - Jun 7   FAMILY CONFERENCES: Early Childhood-High School / No Academic Classes 
JUNE
1Student Dance Recital, 7:00 p.m.  
2Student Dance Recital, 3:00 p.m.  
10Summer School Begins 
10 - 28SUMMER SCHOOL: Early Childhood  
10 - Jul 5   SUMMER SCHOOL: Elementary  
10 - Jul 19   SUMMER SCHOOL: Upper Elementary  
10 - 14SUMMER SCHOOL: Middle School  
10 - 21Performing Arts - Session 1  
JULY
8 - 19Performing Arts - Session 2 
22 - Aug 2   Performing Arts - Session 3