Somerset County School District

(1)Important information regarding the water at J.M. Tawes is posted below on this homepage under News and Announcements.  Related Connect Ed messages will be sent Friday May 19 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday May 21 at 8:00 p.m. to students and parents............  (2)Students at GES and PAES to attend school for 1/2 day each on June 12 and June 13 to accommodate teacher moves due to re-alignment of the two schools.  For more details look at the information in News and Announcements. Scroll down this page.......... (3) Click on Links and then on the Dropdown Wor-Wic Dual Enrollment to learn more about this opportunity for our high school students.


Somerset County Schools recognizes the important role parents play in the education of our students. Although that role changes as children get older, parent involvement is no less important.



On November 15, 2016, the Board received two  2017-2018 Draft Academic Calendars.  The Board will study the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar with the start after Labor Day for potential action at its next Board of Education meeting on December 20. 



Post Labor Day Start Draft Academic Calendars

Look at the three drafts for 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.  The Board of Education wants the staff and parents to be aware of the realities of these calendars.  If we start each year after Labor Day, there will be less time to comply with the Governor's mandate.  Governor Hogan has mandated that all school systems will start after Labor Day and end no later than June 15.  These calendars do not have inclement weather (snow) days built into them.  For the last five years we have averaged six days of school closure per year.  In order to adhere to the Governors mandate we would  likely need to utilize some days such as the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, a day during the Winter Holidays,  and the day before spring holiday.  Negotiations could impact the calendar configurations.  If Governor Hogan did not maintain the mandate, that could change configurations as well.  As we start to have school closures early in the year like this present year (two days of closure) we would need to be proactive and alter the calendar as needed.  However, we will not use major holidays.