delayed school start

Butler Acres Families,

As you know, we are fortunate to have our beloved school being made even more wonderful with a major modernization. Construction crews have been working for the last year and a half and more intensely this summer with the goal of having Butler Acres ready for students this fall.

Unfortunately, as with many things during the pandemic, there have been material and equipment delays and subcontractor staff shortages due to COVID-19, as well as unforeseen site complications. While construction is nearly complete, Butler Acres is not quite ready.

As such, Butler Acres students will have a delayed start of school. Below is a revised schedule. I know these changes may be disruptive and I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience they may cause. Due to matters beyond our control and out of concern for the safety of our students in what is still an active construction site, these shifts in scheduling are regrettably necessary. 


September 7 (Tuesday): First day of school.



September 8 and 9 (Wednesday and Thursday): Kindergarten teacher/parent meetings will be held on the same schedule you signed up for on September 1 and 2. (For example, if your teacher/parent meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, September 1 at 4:00 pm, you will now have your meeting on Wednesday, September 8 at 4:00 pm.)

September 9 (Friday): Class placement for Kindergarteners. You will be notified by email/phone call which teacher your kindergartener will have for the year.

September 13 (Monday): First day of school for all kindergarteners.  They will attend full days along with our 1 – 5 students. There will not be a soft start for kindergarten as previously planned.



Three makeup days from September 1, 2, and 3 will be determined and communicated to you in the near future. The three makeup dates will fulfill the state instructional requirement of 180 days.

 We truly are excited to welcome our Blue Jays back for the upcoming school year. Please remember that masks are required and keep students home who are sick.

Thank you for your understanding of this difficult situation. If you have any questions, feel free to email or call me.


Mark Connolly
Dr. Mark T. Connolly, Principal
Butler Acres Elementary School