Rosh Hashanah falls on Sept. 5 this year, a day after some area schools are scheduled to open. Schools have dealt with the first week holiday in a variety of ways, with some keeping the Sept. 4 starting date and others, like the high school district, holding off on school openings until Sept. 5, a Friday.
According to the Wyckoff schools calendar, the four township schools will put off the opening of the school year until Sept. 9, the Monday after schools would ordinarily open.
Superintendent Richard Kuder said that teachers will still report for work the Tuesday following Labor Day.
“We’re taking advantage of those days on the third, fourth and fifth, to use them for professional development opportunities,” he said at a board meeting Monday night.
The extra days will give extra time to teachers in working with a newly appointed curriculum director for the coming school year.
The late starting date will not push back the last day of school, which will be June 24.