Between Jeff, Dennis, and Peggy there is so much to share about what happens during summer break when school lets out.  Dennis currently is a Site Facility Coordinator with the Washoe County School District (WCSD) and along with Jeff who previously was a Site Facility Coordinator before working for Custom Ink.

So what goes on during summer time?  A LOT!  First and foremost, it’s time to do deep cleaning.  Each school has a staff of custodians that work year round but during the school breaks it’s a sure bet that there are custodians doing deep cleaning.  Not only that but you have larger maintenance projects that are typically planned because the building is mostly empty other than a few staff members.  

Everything from upgrades and remodels are often slated during this time as well, but that’s not the only thing that happens.  Often the schools are still used for special events and other planned events that are using maybe either a few classrooms or a good portion of the school.

But what about the teachers?  Do they really get 3 months off?  The short answer is no, not usually.  In fact teachers are usually hard at work for a good portion of the summer.  What you don’t see is that this is their time to take certification courses, additional college classes, on the job training, seminars, and above all this, they have to get ready for next year.

Additionally you also have administration and counselors who are trying to get ready for the next school year as well; however, somewhere in between all this they do try to take some time off but I can guarantee you that it’s probably not a full 3 months!

Ok so, School is out and summer is a busy time for the school district still.  But what about you as a parent?  Are you and your kids ready for School?

Don’t forget to make sure you kids are registered for school.  Kindergarten may need your child’s shot records and birth certificate while other grades may need other information, so plan ahead!  Also be sure to check out your schools website and school/bus schedules.

Is your child getting close to graduating high school within the next couple years?  Then maybe it’s time to start talking about higher education options, scholarships, and what to expect outside of highschool!  

Lastly, please take a moment to also thank your school staff.  They all work hard as a team and each role is important to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our children and for providing an amazing learning environment.

Questions to you, the listener

  • What are some of the similarities or differences at your school or your children’s school?
  • Do you see a difference when it comes to private schools?
  • What do you like the most about your school district?  What do you dislike?

Links and research

Washoe County School District (WCSD) website

Bus Schedule for the WCSD

Article about the WCSD extending the walk zone

CollegeVine was mentioned as “” incorrectly as it is actual found at

Peggy also shared her information on the episode:

Facebook: Peggy Rew


This episodes local shoutout!

Every episode Jeff wants to ensure a local business or person of interest gets a shout out without accepting any sponsorship.  In our second episode we promoted Guitar Center in Reno, NV!

Big shout out to Rachel and the rest of the team at Guitar Center.  They helped us with our microphones so that we could record this episode without a hitch.  Thanks to everyone in that store! Here is their contact information:

Guitar Center
6663 South Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89511