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2336 Required Observances

It is the policy of the Seattle School Board that schools are required to observe the following: 

Veterans Day: Principals shall be responsible for the preparation and presentation of educational activities of approximately sixty minutes total throughout the week in observance of Veterans Day. The program shall be conducted during the school week preceding the eleventh day of November of each year.  

Constitution Day: Shall be observed each year on September 17 in commemoration of the September 17, 1787, signing of the United States Constitution. If September 17 occurs on a non-school day, Constitution Day shall be conducted on the preceding Friday. 

Temperance and Good Citizenship Day: Shall be observed on January 16 or, if on a non-school day, the Friday preceding January 16.  

Disability History Month: Shall be observed during the month of October by conducting or promoting educational activities such as school assemblies or guest speaker presentations that provide instruction, awareness and understanding of disability history and people with disabilities. 

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Shall be observed on the second Monday of October, to honor the dignity and diversity of the cultures, traditions, histories, and aspirations of our city, state and country’s indigenous peoples.