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Changes to Remainder of 2020-21 District Calendar Affect All Students

March 28, 2021

 

Early Dismissal Days Added to Secondary Calendar; Professional Development Day Added for K-5 Only


Important changes have been made to the district's 2020-21 calendar that affect secondary and elementary levels in different ways. Please review the below information carefully. 

SECONDARY (RHS AND RMS) 

At the secondary level ONLY, we are adding three two-hour early dismissal half-days to the calendar: Wednesday, April 21; Monday, May 3; and Wednesday, May 26. These early dismissal half-days will help us balance instructional time with time for teachers to connect with students who need extra help, to complete work, and to collaborate with one another. 

On April 21, May 3, and May 26: 

  • RHS and RMS will run on a modified schedule with shortened classes 
    • RMS will dismiss at 12:40 p.m.  
    • RHS will dismiss at 1:10 p.m. 
  • The first hour of early dismissal will be for teachers to collaborate, grade/create high quality assessments, take advantage of professional supports, etc. 
  • The second hour of early dismissal will be for teachers to connect with students who need extra help Fully virtual students will be granted preference, then in-person students 
    • RMS: 1:40-2:40 p.m. 
    • RHS: 2:10-3:10 p.m.

Our secondary calendar for the coming months is as follows: 

  • Monday, March 29-Friday, April 2: Spring Break 
  • Monday, April 5: Previously scheduled teacher flex in-service day (no school for students for K-12 students)
  • Wednesday, April 21: Two-hour early dismissal for 6-12 students 
  • Monday, May 3: Two-hour early dismissal for 6-12 students 
  • Tuesday, May 18: Previously scheduled Professional Development Day (no school for K-12 students)
  • Wednesday, May 26: Two-hour early dismissal for 6-12 students 
  • Monday, May 31: District Closed (Memorial Day) 


ELEMENTARY (IES, RES and WES) 

At the elementary level ONLY, we are adding a Professional Development Day on Friday, April 23, which means there will be no instructional expectations for elementary students on April 23. 

This April 23 Professional Development Day will focus on the implementation of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to support students’ academic and social-emotional needs. The MTSS professional development will occur in the morning session, and the afternoon session will be dedicated to teacher planning and collaboration. 

In addition to the same teacher flex/professional development days as stated for secondary (April 5 and May 18), we have a previously scheduled Professional Development Day at the elementary level ONLY on Friday, June 4. This day will include time for assessment and teacher planning and collaboration.  

Our elementary calendar for the coming months is as follows:

  • Monday, March 29-Friday, April 2: Spring Break 
  • Monday, April 5: Previously scheduled teacher flex in-service day (no school for students) 
  • Friday, April 23: Newly scheduled Professional Development Day 
  • Tuesday, May 18: Previously scheduled Professional Development Day (no school for K-12 students)
  • Monday, May 31: District Closed (Memorial Day)  
  • Friday, June 4: Previously scheduled elementary Professional Development Day (no school for K-5 students)

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