When does your school year end?

United States
June 4, 2009 8:03am CST
For some it already ended last month. For some it's ending right now. For us... we still have a couple weeks to go. My kids won't finish school for the summer until June 24. Then they won't go back to school until after Labor Day which is the first Monday of September. I'm not sure why we stay in school so much later than most, and go back later than most. It's probably due to our weather. It's only been between 60 and 70 this past week, still not quite summer temperatures. I needed a jacket yesterday. The end of August we still get 90-100 degree days. Our weather doesn't start cooling off until mid-September usually (but then we've had years where it has snowed on both Mother's Day and Halloween... gotta love it!!) Are your kids out of school yet? When will they be going back?
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
4 Jun 09
Wow! That's late! It seems that I remember you saying that you had a lot of snow days this year. Could that be part of the reason for school ending when it is? My kids will be out on June 10th which is a bit later than usual too. They are getting so antsy. It's really hard to get them into bed on time when they just want to be outside right now. Patience, patience........:)
• United States
4 Jun 09
No we're not having to make up snow days. We didn't use our full 10 allowed. We did a lot more delays than closings. I think they would have preferred to make the kids miss part of spring break instead of summer vacation though. We always get out this late every year.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
4 Jun 09
Today is our school's last full day of school. Tomorrow they go for an hour. I'm not sure why they do it like that. My daughter doesn't have to go for the hour though since she is in kindergarten. So today is her last day. She goes till lunch time then they are busing them out to their graduation. I can't believe she graduates kindergarten today!
• United States
4 Jun 09
Aww, what a big day for both of you! I can hardly remember my oldest son's Kindergarten graduation. Last year I had him graduating from Elementary school and the twins graduating from Kindergarten! This coming fall might see my 3 year old in preschool if I can get him into Head Start.
@azlin_04 (112)
• Malaysia
5 Jun 09
Hi Katsmeow, My kids already started their mid term holiday for 2 weeks only from 30th May - 14th June after finishing their mid year exam. In my country (M'sia) we don't have a summer holiday - we have summer everyday hehehehehehehe....it's a hot and humid country. Normally school breaks from mid November until early week of January before they starts new term. I keep counting when the school start back since now I'm half crazy already with all 4 terror at home!!
@gemini_rose (16193)
5 Jun 09
Yes its coming to that time again, I do love this time of year when the holidays are approaching, six weeks of just being able to do what we want and not having to be up and down to school all the time. Our holidays begin towards the end of July and then they go back in September so still a few weeks off yet.
• United States
5 Jun 09
My school year ends next week monday. Hoorah! It starts back up the beginning of August. It is just enough time to want to go back.
• United States
5 Jun 09
My oldest daughter is out of school already. Both my girls will be going to school in August. I will be joining them in continuing my online schooling the same month on top of working, taking care of them and taking care of my home.
• United States
5 Jun 09
My school year ended May 27th... earlier then usual. I also live in Colorado and our schooling adds extra days for snow days, if they are not used within the year then we get out earlier. Last year i believe we got out June 2nd so it varies. We also go back earlier in August like the 22nd or something like that.
@mommaj (22770)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I am ready for our school year to be over. We go to what is called a year round school July 21 - June 10. We get three weeks off every 9 weeks. It's kind of neat that way. It's unfortunate because there is only one school in the county that does that and it's an elementary school. I think it's a little silly to at least not have the middle and high school on the same schedule.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
4 Jun 09
My son's last day of school for this year was May 24th, so he has been out for over a week already. They go back towards the middle of August. Our temps have been all over the board here lately. Yesterday and today it has been in the 60-70 range, but earlier this week it was in the 90's.
@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
4 Jun 09
My kids are out of school already..well, today was their first day of summer vacation. They are actually outside, in the backyard playing in the hose. I don't know the exact date of when they go back but I think it is the 3rd week of August. We never really know for sure the actual date of the first day back to school because periodically it gets changed because of the weather. Since hurricane season happens over the summer, there are times when they haven't been able to go back to school because of a possible storm approaching. We get their schedule in the mail around the middle of July and just hope for good weather. A few years ago they were out of school for almost 3 weeks because of a hurricane and the aftermath and clean up. Then that years summer vacation started later and their summer was little shorter to get back on schedule for the following school year. Too much for me to figure out. I just take them when they tell me school is back in.
• Philippines
4 Jun 09
The start of school year here in the philippines by the m0nth of june and end by the m0nth of march,becAuse by april it already start the summer here until may..Scho0l year here has a ten m0nth cycle,and it is follow fr0m grade school,high school and college..
@vnrsudhan (1514)
• India
4 Jun 09
hi katesmeow, my school year came to and end two months ago and my next year is going o start next week.i awaiting it eagerly,waiting to meet my friends again.and of course to learn and to have fun too lol.
• United States
4 Jun 09
The kids' last day of school is tomorrow June 5th. They will get out at 11:50 and then won't have to be back till the Monday after Labor Day. They used to have to go back at the end of August but it was stupid because they would go for two days and then be off for three or fours days for the holiday and then have to go back. I am so excited that we only have one more day to go!!!!
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
4 Jun 09
My children got out of school the last Friday of May and they usuaully start the last week of August. It is still pretty chilly here as well, it was 44 last night. I had to bring my 2 turkeys in the house last night because I wasn't sure if they would freeze LOL.
• United States
4 Jun 09
It ended today! I'm so happy and relieved! It gonna start at the end of August so better do as much as possible till then:)
• United States
4 Jun 09
My school year ended today! I'm so happy and relieved! :)