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2024-2025 School Year Openings and Closings 

2024-2025 School Year Openings and Closings 

Click here for a printable PDF of 2024-25 Senesh Openings and Closings

Hannah Senesh School Hours 2024-25

  • Lower School Early Drop Off – 8:00am-8:15am
  • Kindergarten and First Grade – 8:15am-3:20pm (Friday Dismissal 2:20pm)
  • Second through Fourth Grade – 8:15am-3:30pm (Friday Dismissal 2:30pm)
  • Fifth and Sixth Grade – 8:15am-3:45pm (Friday Dismissal 2:30pm)
  • Seventh and Eighth Grade – 8:15am-3:45pm (Friday Dismissal 2:30pm)

Due to earlier Shabbat candle lighting times, Friday dismissals between November 8, 2024 and January 24, 2025 occur at 1:30pm.

September 2024

Wednesday, September 4—New Student Orientation

  • Group A Kindergarten Family Visit
    • 9:00am-11:15am (9-11:15am Students in the classroom; 9-9:30am Parent Welcome Coffee; Parents Meet Teachers and Pick-up Children at 11am) 
  • Group B Kindergarten Family Visit
    • 12:30-2:45pm (12:30-2:45pm Students in the classroom; 12:30-1pm; Parent Welcome Coffee; Parents Meet Teachers and Pick-up Children at 2:30pm)  
  • 1st-4th Grade New Parents and Students
    • Classroom Visits, 9:00am-10:00am 
  • All Incoming 5th Grade Students (returning and new)
    • Classroom Visits (9am-11:15am) Followed by brunch for parents and students (11:15am-12:00pm)
  • All New 6th Grade Students Classroom Visits
    • (9:00am-11:15am) Followed by brunch for parents and students (11:15am-12:00pm)

    Thursday, September 5—First Day of School, Full Day K-8th Grade

    October 2024

    Thursday, October 3-Friday, October 4—School Closed, Erev Rosh Hashanah/Rosh Hashanah

    Friday, October 11—School Closed, Erev Yom Kippur

    Thursday, October 17-Friday, October 18—School Closed, Sukkot

    Thursday, October 24-Friday, October 25—School Closed, Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

    November 2024

    Friday, November 8—School Closed for Students, Remote Only Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Monday, November 11School Closed for Students, In-Person and Remote Parent/Teacher Conferences 

    Thursday, November 28-Friday, November 29—School Closed, Thanksgiving Break

    December 2024

    Monday, December 23-Wednesday, January 1—School Closed, Winter Break  (December 23, Staff Professional Development Day)

    January 2025

    Thursday, January 2—School Resumes

    Monday, January 20—School Closed, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    February 2025

    Monday, February 17-Friday, February 21 – School Closed, February Break

    Monday, February 24—School Resumes

    March 2025

    Thursday, March 20—School Closed for Students, In-Person and Remote Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Friday, March 28—School Closed for Students, Remote Parent/Teacher Conferences

    April 2025

    Friday, April 11-Friday, April 18—School Closed, Passover Break

    Monday, April 21—School Resumes

    May 2025

    Monday, May 26—School Closed, Memorial Day

    June 2025

    Monday, June 2-Tuesday, June 3—Shavuot, School Closed

    Thursday June 12, 9:00am-11:30am—8th Grade Graduation

    Friday, June 13—Last Day of School for Students

    Jewish Holidays
    (Note: the holidays begin the evening on the day before the dates listed, unless otherwise noted)

    Rosh Hashanah: Thursday, October 3-Friday, October 4
    Erev Yom Kippur: Friday, October 11 
    Sukkot: Thursday, October 17-Wednesday, October 23
    Shmini Atzeret: Thursday, October 24  
    Simchat Torah: Friday, October 25
    Sigd: Saturday, November 30
    Hanukkah: First Night is December 25/Eighth Night is Thursday, January 2
    Tu Bishvat: Thursday, February 13
    Purim: Friday, March 14
    Passover: First Night is Saturday, April 12 through Sunday, April 20
    Yom Hashoah: Thursday, April 24
    Yom HaZikaron: Wednesday, April 30
    Yom Ha’atzmaut: Thursday, May 1
    Lag B’omer: Friday, May 16
    Shavuot: Monday, June 2-Tuesday, June 3