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Opinion: Traditional calendars are more beneficial for students than a balanced school year


A balanced school year is a school that is uninterrupted without summer vacation and continues throughout the whole year, January through December. This type of school year is very unbeneficial and is not fair to students and teachers.

According to, summer vacation provides a refresh for students and teachers to get a long time off for families to enjoy time together.

“I like having my summers off because summer is my favorite season,” an anonymous FHS parent said. “I can just relax and enjoy without having to worry about getting up and taking my children to school. I can enjoy the nice warm weather with them.”

School years are already long with continuing weeks of learning for 10 straight months, with only winter and spring break to relax. It is beneficial to have a summer break at the end of a school year to congratulate the hard work for those months and to have a long relaxing refresh before the new year comes.

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“It’s nice that you get a break and you get a reset when you have a regular school year,” junior Abby Dekraker said.

According to, extracurricular activities like sports and clubs have activities that are crucial to summer, such as summer camps or summer sports teams. These activities are easier to complete and attend when there is a long break and there is more time to experience different summer activities.

Long summer breaks are healthier for students and teachers to have a mental revival during the warm months to rejuvenate the mind and body.

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