2021 / 2022 Calendar
Fall Schedule
August 26-31 Staff Orientation & Teacher Workdays

September 1st Owls Classroom Visit
MWF Bumblebees Classroom Visit
T/TH Bumblebees Classroom Visit
Parent Orientation (without children)
7th First Day of Preschool for Owls
First day of Preschool for T/TH Bumblebees ending at 11:10am
Please note: T/TH Bumblebees have abbreviated schedules on Sept 7, 9, & 14
8th First Day of Preschool for MWF Bumblebees

October 11th Indigenous People’s Day – Preschool Closed
22nd Professional Development Day – Preschool Closed

November 11th Veteran’s Day – Preschool Closed
12th Teacher Work Day – Preschool Closed
18-20 Book Fair Fundraiser
Hooray for Books
24-26 Thanksgiving Holiday – Preschool Closed

December 6th 2022-2023 Enrollment Applications Available for All Families
20-31 Christmas Holiday – Preschool Closed
Spring Schedule
January 3rd Preschool Resumes for Second Semester
7th 2022-2023 Enrollment Application Deadline
For Current WSUMCP Families
17th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Preschool Closed

February 21st President’s Day – Preschool Closed

March 4th Teacher Work Day – Preschool Closed
17-18 Parent/Teacher Conferences – Preschool Closed
Snow Dates, March 24 & 25
31st Professional Development Day – Preschool Closed

April 11-18 Spring Break & Easter Holiday – Preschool Closed
19th Preschool Resumes
TBD Spring2ACTion

May 27 & 30 Memorial Day Holiday – Preschool Closed
TBD National Teacher Appreciation Week

June 8th Last Day of Preschool
Inclement Weather Schedule

Washington Street UMC Preschool generally follows Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) for weather related closings:

  • If ACPS is CLOSED, we are CLOSED.
  • If ACPS begins one hour late, we begin at 10:30.
  • If ACPS begins two hours late, we begin at 10:30.
  • If ACPS dismisses early, we will close at NOON.

Parents and caregivers are responsible for tracking changes in arrival and dismissal times. Please be aware of official announcements regarding delayed openings or closings due to inclement weather particularly should deteriorating conditions result in closing instead of an original delayed opening. At the discretion of Washington Street UMC Preschool, we may choose to close if we find it necessary for the safety of our students and staff. In the event of inclement weather on a day during which ACPS has a scheduled holiday, such as a Teacher Workday or Professional Development Day, Washington Street UMC Preschool will make an independent decision. Families will be contacted by e-mail, by 8:00 a.m. if this occurs. Parents and caregivers are asked to exercise their discretion concerning whether it is safe to travel to Washington Street UMC Preschool on inclement weather days.

In the event of three or more consecutive snow closing days, Washington Street UMC Preschool Board may consider making a decision independent from Alexandria City Public Schools ONLY in a circumstance that does not compromise the safety of our students, their families, and our staff. Families will be notified if such a decision is made.

Make up days due to inclement weather and other closings are not held. Occasionally, there may be other situations that cause a cancellation for safety reasons. In this event, parents will be notified as soon as possible via e-mail.

Please note that teachers will provide detailed monthly lesson plans and newsletters to parents throughout the school year. Monthly Preschool Newsletters also will be emailed to families. All Monthly Preschool Newsletters will be posted on the WSUMCP website. Washington Street UMC Preschool adheres to this calendar as closely as possible; however, revisions may become necessary. In the event that we need to make adjustments to any dates or activities listed in this calendar, we will let you know as soon as possible.  Thank you for your understanding!