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  1. Margo

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    Teachers report back on Aug. 2 and kids come back on Aug. 5.
     
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    Teachers report Sept.7 & kids Sept.8
    Done before Memorial Day!!!
     
  3. kpa1b2

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    Last year we went 8-3 This year 7:45-3:15. We will be going less days this year. Teachers go back 8/16, kids 8/24. The staff days are 8:30-2:30, if that long. The week of 8/16 is a 4 day work week.
     
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    Teachers report August 9-11 for inservices. August 12 and 13th are workdays (to get the rooms ready). Meet the teacher is August 13th from 5-7 (Would anyone else be apprehensive about this being on Friday the 13th!?!?!?) School starts August 16th.
     
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    Our day starts at 7:50 and we dismiss students to parent pick-up at 3:25 with bus dismissal at 3:40.
    Our students first day is Aug. 3.

    Yikes... It will be here before I know it!!!
     
  6. Sheree

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    My school hours are 8:25am to 3:00pm. The first day of school for the students is September 9th! Is anybody going back that late? I'll be still teaching on July 4th!!!! Well not really, it will just feel like it :)
     
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    We go back September 7 and will get out on June 17. It always seems sort of late to me too!
     
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    9:00-3:45 and I hate it. My first year, we worked 7:30-2:15, and I absolutely LOVED it!
     
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    Our busses get to school at 7:25 (well they are supposed to get there then, they actually get there about 7:15 or 7:20). School starts at 7:55. This is new for us. In the past we started at 8:00.
     
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    We start after Labor Day too (the 8th I think for elementary and 9th for high school) and don't get out until the end of June...it's like that every year though so it doesn't seem extraordinarily late to me....
     
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    Kids need to be at school at 8:15. We begin at 8:30 go to 2:45
    Teachers go back Sept 1 this year!
     
  12. skelley

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    Teachers at my school go back Aug. 8th. School begins Aug. 12. We get out the end of May. We have lots of inservice and administrative days. Without looking at the calendar I would guess that we have close to 20 in a school year. Is that normal? Do you all have that many too? Just wondering?
     
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    We don't have many inservice days. (Maybe 2). But we dismiss an hour early each Wednesday so that we can use that time for professional development.
     
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    We also have approx. two inservice days. But we also extend our day by 20 minutes each day to have a minimum day on Fridays which we use for collaboration/planning, etc.
     
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    My school is changing to a 4-day school week this year. So it will start at 8:00 and end at 4:00. We start Aug. 18 and go to the third week in May. We will have 7 or 8 inservice days. Last year we had one every month.
     
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    What do working parents think about a 4-day school week?
     
  17. Margo

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    What is the reasoning behind a 4 day week?
     
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    The reasoning behind the 4-day week is to save our school district money. That is pretty much the main/only reason for doing it. They have no research done on this to see if it benefits the students any.

    As for what the working parents think, well most are unsure how this will work. We have had some parents opt their children out because of it. They will have a year round schedule so they will be able to try and schedule with a babysitter on their days off, if that works.

    I'm not really sure about this whole thing. The school board says that it will be great for the students. I'm not sure though. I'm nervous about this year because we will have less days to get everything taught and all assessments given. I'm hoping that this will benefit the students so we are not wasting the effort of getting everything scheduled for this. I'll let you know how things go throughout the year.
     
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    shortstack,

    Where in Nebraska? I grew up there & went to Nebraska Wesleyan
     
  20. Tara19

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    Jul 19, 2004

    We go back on August 17... our times are 7:30-2:15... they do serve breakfast but the kids have to eat it during the news time in their homeroom. Another intresting topic---Does your 4'th and 5'th graders switch classes or stay in the same room all day (for main subjects)... Right now, our school doesn't but they are thinking about changing it? Thanx!
    ~Tara
     

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