Just want to mention while it’s fresh in my mind: the week before a break is NOT EASY for lots of kids. The anticipation of two weeks away from school, out of the routine, sometimes on their own. . . causes huge anxiety. This should be considered in the debate over one week in February and one week in April–it just means twice as much anxiety.
I know this is always a complicated issue and this is just one factor, but in this regard—keeping it at one longer break as opposed to two shorter makes the most sense.
I hope all of our families have a safe Spring Break, filled with lots of family time together, reading and fun!