Charles City School Board eliminates late-start Wednesdays as it approves 2017-18 school calendar

UPDATE: The Charles City School Board approved the 2017-18 calendar at Monday’s meeting. Click on calendar to see it in full. A major change in it is the elimination of the hour late start on Wednesdays.

The calendar also makes the start time for all the buildings 8:20 a.m. The elementary schools dismiss at 3:10 a.m. The middle and high school dismiss at 3:20 a.m.

The first day of school is Aug. 23.

 

FORMER STORY from March 18

CHARLES CITY — Monday, March 20, is the day to voice concerns about the proposed 2017-18 school calendar. The Charles City School Board will have public hearing at its regular meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. in the 7th grade learning studio of the new middle school.

A major change in the calendar is the elimination of the hour late start on Wednesdays that was being used for staff collaboration and development. Changes in which grades populate each of the district’s buildings — pre-kindergarten to 2nd grade at Washington Elementary, grades 3-5 at Lincoln Elementary School, grades 6-8 at the middle school and 9-12 at the high school — have lessened the need for the Wednesday delay, according t0 Superintendent Dr. Dan Cox said the

The proposed calendar includes five full days of professional learning throughout the school year in lieu of late starts on Wednesdays. Students have those days off.

The board is scheduled to vote on the calendar after the hearing.

The calendar also makes the start time for all the buildings 8:20 a.m. The elementary schools dismiss at 3:10 a.m. The middle and high school dismiss at 3:20 a.m.

The first day of school is Aug. 23.

Parent-teacher conferences are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 and April 2. Students will have the days off from school.

 

 

 

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