Do You Have Early Dismissal on the Last Day?

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  1. Ms. I

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    Yep, at 11:45, I'm FREE ! :D
     
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    We get out (at least kids do) at 1240 the last three days...teachers generally work on end of year paperwork and room organization.
     
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    Yes, at noon!
     
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    The technical last day of class is an administrative day. Our students are asked to come in at some point to pick up their report cards.

    Teaching staff is allowed to leave at 2pm instead of 3:30.
     
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    1 o'clock.:cool:
     
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    The students leave at 11:05 on their last day of school (that's half of their instructional day). We have meetings in the afternoon, then often have our staff social after that. The following day, we have a planning meeting for about 2 hours in the morning, then have the rest of the day to finish up and pack up.
     
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    No. The only reason we go as late as we do is we need all of the instructional minutes.
     
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    We spend our last 6 days of school administering exams. They last 3 hours, so dismissal is at noon.

    Our last day of classes is a full day.
     
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    The KIDS do. Not me. :-( The kids don't even get out of exams early anymore. They have THREE in one day plus an hour lunch so we only get to have some extra time if we don't have an exam during a period.
     
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    10:30. School starts at 8:30....why are we even there that day? It's never made sense to me.....
     
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    We get out at 12:20 the last two days.

    My daughter getsout at 11:45 the last day.
     
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    We don't have students on the last day. Actually, we don't have students on the last 4 days (well, we see students on graduation day, but obviously we're not teaching them). On the last day signs outs (turn in keys, sign contract, turn in paring pass....) start at 1pm. Depending on your spot in line with your appraiser you'll be done anywhere from 1:03 to 2:00. On a typical school day we're done at 3:00.
     
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    Our kiddos go a full day on the last day and then the teachers have a 2 hour meeting after that. It's a long day but our principal allows us to count that as our official closing day and he feeds us really well. It's a nice way to end the year instead of coming the day after the students last day.
     
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    At my last school, we technically had that last day on the calendar for the kids, but it was understood that you just didn't come that day. They ran the buses, which was a horrible waste of money, but they had to legally to count it as a school day. Then they would have a breakfast for all the drivers. If any kids actually did show up, they kept them in the office so the teachers could work.
     
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    Wow, how incredibly unfair to those students. What did they do in the office? Did they at least have the opportunity to receive instruction?
     
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    I seriously doubt there would have been any instruction going on in the classroom on the last day of school which was only 2 hours long and after exams.

    I have no idea what they did. I remember exactly 1 kid showing up on the last day in the 7 years I taught there, and I guess they gave him a task to do.
     
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    Sure, I wouldn't expect there would have been in-depth lessons taking place, but I would have had hoped at least something academic would have been provided for students who did show up.
     
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    We are not allowed to give anything for credit that day. We'll watch movie or clean.
     
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    Honestly, we don't do anything academic on the last day, and all of ours are supposed to come. We have a teachers vs. students kickball game with the whole school, a cute grade-level wide closing ceremony, and then in my class we do a final quality circle where kids write nice things about each other. Our report cards go home with them on the last day, so we can't give anything for credit, either.
     
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    our last day is for grade level honors. The kids come in for awards & leave immediately after. We have to stay until 2p.m. and then we go out for a late lunch. We're done at that point.
     
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    Last day of school dismissal is 12:15.

    The last day of school is pretty fun, actually. It's FIELD DAY! :D
     
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    Our kids are out the door at 12 the last 3 days.
    Supposed to keep the nonsense down at the MS and HS.
     
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    I'd be glad to work in your district!

    We get out at 1:45 the last day, it doesn't seem like much of a break though...
     
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    We used to do this, but then we switched to block schedule and now we have full days during exams. It's a nightmare!
     
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    But we do have two post planning days. And this year the principal added two more for planning next year (sounds more like a b$tch fest for some)
     
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    No early release - we take exams the last three days of school and are there all day.
     
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    Hmmm... well at our school the official last day of school has become an unofficial "ditch day"- so usually there aren't many students there to begin with:rolleyes: (Exams occur within a couple of days, so students use their "ditch day" to "study";)).
    I stick around for the entire day (there is no early dismissal anyways), just to put some finishing touches on my classroom clean-up, but I don't usually teach anything, except to review certain concepts with any students who showed up to class- and they usually do independent study anyways...
     
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    The last day for students is over at 11:45 AM. Since we're doing final exams during the last week of school, every day except Monday of that week finishes early.

    The last day for teachers is the day after the students' last day. We have all day to pack up our rooms and turn in all our stuff (keys, paperwork, etc.), but most of us are done by noon or so. I'm usually done by 8 AM, but I have to wait around until my supervising administrator comes by to sign off on my room being packed up. I usually bring a book and just chill out in my room until she shows up.
     
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    We are dismissed at 12:45 on the last day of school - May 24th. As a side note, Tuesday, May 1th was supposed to be our last day, but we are still making up snow days :(.
     
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    Full day for elem. on Wednesday. 8:00-3:45. It's a nightmare. The kids know there is nothing that "counts" on that last day, and none of the specials teachers will take them that day, so it's like being trapped in a room with hungry wolves.

    For 7-12, the "official" dismissal is 11:30 on Thursday. But they all get checked out by 9 and are gone by, oh, 9:02. And that's the slow ones. :lol:
     
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    The students get out at 1:30 on Wednesday and Thursday (the first week of June) and don't have to come on Friday.

    Teachers get out at 1:30 on Thursday and Friday (staff development).
     
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    Our last day is a half day for students. We have a couple days after that to get all of our teacher things done. What we do not have are meetings of any kind once the kids are gone.

    As for what we are doing, there is nothing done the last week of school that pertains to grades, so its a matter of do what we want to keep the students busy and entertained.
     
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    Do each of the schools in your dist get out at various times? I happen to be at the school that's out at 11:45, but I think it's usually 12-12:30.

    Just 2 hrs? Right, no sense at all. That's the earliest dismissal time I've ever heard.

    Wow, even earlier at 9:02! Why even have that be a school day?!
     
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    Nope. It's 3:00p.m. at our school, on June 4th (yes a Saturday). I'll probably be the only teacher that has all of their kiddos that day. I was the last Saturday we had school.
     
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    Saturday school, that is somewhat odd, no?
     
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    It's our 3rd one this year. We had 10 snow days on top of our 5 that were built into the calendar, so we had to be creative on ways to make them up. We got tons of snow and ice this year.
     
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    yep, kids are let go at 11:00AM.
     

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