The Board of Trustees has adopted a new calendar for the 2013-2014 school year. The calendar includes a late start every Monday, which will help the district achieve its goal of increasing student achievement. The late start Monday will provide teachers with an hour of dedicated time each week to focus on helping all our students excel. They will use the time to study student achievement data, implement new curriculum to meet new state standards and discuss teaching strategies, best practices and interventions that will address individual students' learning needs.
To provide this time, all schools in the district will start an hour later on Mondays. They will start at their regular time every other day of the week. So, for example, middle schools and high schools will open at 9:30 am on Mondays, and 8:30 am every other day of the week. Other calendar changes include: 1. Five minutes added to the elementary school day every day; 2. Classes will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3rd; 3. Last day of school on June 6th; 4. no more early release on Wednesdays at Theresa Bunker, Dora Erickson, Linden Park and Hawthorne elementary schools.