In January, the Bethel Park School Board voted unanimously at its monthly voting meeting to adopt a calendar for the 2023-2024 school year.
The next school year will begin on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, and end on Tuesday, June 5, 2024. The outdoor graduation ceremony will be held at Black Hawk Stadium at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6. That ceremony could be rescheduled for Friday, June 7 or Saturday, June 8, in the case of inclement weather.
Some other highlights include:
- Fall Break will run from November 23 to 27, 2023, with students and staff returning to school on Tuesday, November 28.
- Winter Break will span from Christmas Day until New Year's Day, with students and staff returning to school on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
- Spring Break will begin on March 28 and end on April 1. That will be followed by Records Day on Tuesday, April 2, with classes resuming on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.
Other days off for students and staff include Monday, Sept. 4, 2023 (Labor Day), Monday, Feb. 19, 2024 (Presidents Day), and Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day).
The Staff Development/In-Service Days will be held on Aug. 21 and 22, 2023, Tuesday, Nov. 7, Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, Tuesday, Feb. 20, and Tuesday, May 14. Records Days, which also mean no school for students, are slated for Wednesday, August 23, 2023, Monday, October 30, Monday, January 22, 2024; Tuesday, April 2; and Wednesday, June 5. Additionally, there will be three scheduled Act 80 Days, which will mean two-hour delays for students for staff development. They will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, Monday, January 29, 2024, and Thursday, May 9.
In the event of an unexpected day off, the make-up days are slated for, in no particular order, Jan. 15, 2024, Feb. 20, June 5, and June 6. Bethel Park will also continue to consider its remote learning options in an unforeseen emergency.