The Learning First schedule includes a two-hour early release every Wednesday in an effort to provide a consistent weekly school schedule including music, P.E., and library/media instruction. This schedule also allows teachers to infuse more science and social studies content into lessons at early grade levels.
Learning First FAQ
How does the Learning First schedule increase instructional time?
The Learning First Schedule increases overall instructional time from an average of 1032 hours to 1058 hours per year. The instructional day is consistent across the District at six hours and forty minutes.
What will staff be doing during these two hours every week?
The schedule supports additional collaboration and preparation time. Teachers are able to collaborate on best practices to help every student succeed.
Will students receive lunch on early release days?
Yes, all students have access to lunch.
Are there workshop days?
Yes. The 2018/2019 academic calendar lists all days affecting student attendance including holidays, workshops, and conferences.
Will there be an early release every week?
Yes, with the exception of parent/teacher conference weeks. The 2018/2019 academic calendar list all days affecting student attendance including holidays, workshops, and conferences.
Are there after-school care or programs offered at schools?
Please check with your student's school to see if after-school programs are offered at that school.
Will there still be an early release on the Wednesday during the week of an existing national holiday closure (Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, MLK Day, Memorial Day)?
Yes. The 2018/2019 academic calendar list all days that affect student’s attendance including holidays, workshops, and conferences.