Year-Round School

Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 Year-Round Program!  Our Year-Round program is an option available to all SASD students in grades PreK - 4.  

  • Year-Round for Pre-K and Kindergarten students will be held at Southside Early Learning Center.
  • Year-Round for grades 1-4 will be held at Herrman Elementary School.

About our Year-Round Program

Our Year-Round calendar is made up of stretches of approximately 45 days of school, followed by breaks that are approximately 15 school days long. During each break, a 5-day optional intersession is available, with the purpose of providing academic support and enrichment to students. These optional intersession classes mean that students do not need to wait until Camp Sparta summer school to receive the support and interventions they need. With a balanced calendar, we can be responsive to students’ needs in a more timely manner.

Our Year-Round calendar begins in September, just like our traditional schools. With our balanced 45-15 calendar, students do not have to go to school any more days than they would with a traditional calendar – traditional and balanced school calendars each have the same number of days of school. Students will have the same number of days off, but with four breaks throughout the year rather than one long summer break. Students follow the same curriculum and are provided with the same educational programs.


Enrollment to the Year-Round program is on a first-come, first-served basis.  The enrollment form can be completed online, or a paper version can be submitted by mail.

To register your child for Year-Round school online, please fill out this Google Form.

To register your child for Year-Round school in person or by mail, please fill out the enrollment form and return it to your school secretary or the District Office, 900 E. Montgomery St., Sparta.


For questions about the Year-Round program for PreK and Kindergarten, please contact Southside Early Learning Center Principal Diane Everson-Riley at

For questions about the Year-Round program for grades 1-4, please contact either of our Herrman Elementary Principals, Toby Oswald, or Mike Roddick,