2020 - 2021 School Year CALENDAR OF EVENTS


Post this page where you will remember the following dates Parents should have their own backup childcare. Closures are also posted in 5 places; the handbook, the monthly calendar on sign in book, your sign in sheet, hanging up by sign in book, and your monthly tuition statement. (subject to change with advance notice given)


September - Labor Day - Monday September 7

November - Veteran’s Day – Wednesday November 11

November - Thanksgiving Break –Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday November 25, 26 & 27

December – Christmas Break Dec 21 thru Jan 1, 2021 (4 holidays) subject to change

January - Martin Luther King Day – Monday January 18

February – Presidents Holiday - Monday & Tuesday February 15 & 16

April - Spring Break April 5-9 (may take some time off in the Spring)

May - Memorial Day – Monday May 31

July 4th - Independence Day – observe Friday July 2nd

I follow the NTSD school calendar for any closures related to EMERGENCIES or WEATHER ONLY

Please check http://www.nthurston.k12.wa.us/  (updated around 6am) or North Thurston Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ntpsnews/ for information relating to closures. If the website states Late Start I will be open but depending on severity of weather I may be delayed in opening and will text parents for updates. I am open normal schedule for teacher professional days and conference weeks. There are no makeup days for closures.


My vacation time is accrued 1.5 day per month and is used throughout the year. Whenever possible, I will give advance notice before using these days. I will carry over up to 5 unused days into the next year’s contract if not used. Any and all unexpected closures for any reasons will use up vacation/personal time first.

Providing childcare is my career choice. I am not a babysitter. I take professional trainings each year to keep up with my certifications and licenses. Your employer provides you with paid vacation time, sick leave, family medical leave, 401K, retirement packages, bonuses, health insurance, etc. Vacation and personal time is all I to have in my contract to help me stay fresh and available to care for children. My rates are pro-rated to reflect my time off.


If I need to attend funeral services, I may take up to a week paid leave. This is an unusual circumstance and is not part of the vacation/personal time. In 17 years of caring for families I have never had to take time off for a funeral.