Late Start Mondays

Important Calendar Information for 2013
Dear Parents of Discovery Primary Students,

A major change in our schedule for the coming year is that our School Board made a decision at the June meeting to provide consistent staff development time to address systemic needs, along with needed curriculum work to align ourselves with the newly adopted National Common Core Standards.  Our goal is to have disciplined conversations about quality instruction, to establish common assessments which lead to specific interventions to help all students learn at high levels.  We will have a one-hour late start every Monday beginning September 9, except on the weeks of elementary conferences and the week of Thanksgiving break.  Doors will open at 10:05 on late start Mondays. In exchange for this shorter but more consistent collaboration time, we are reducing the number of early dismissal days throughout the year.  There are still a few on the calendar to prepare for elementary conferences, but they are significantly less than in prior years.  You can get a copy of the 2013-14 school calendar on the district website at www.fifeschools.com.

This change will have impact on the days of the week your child will attend school.

 

Half time kindergarten students will now attend on the following schedule:
    ‘A’ Kindergarten: Every other Monday,  all day Wednesday, all day Friday
    ‘B’ Kindergarten: Every other Monday, all day Tuesday, all day Thursday
Preschool Schedule:  The preschool schedule for both AM and PM students will be Tuesday through Friday. There is no preschool on Monday.
First Grade and Full time Kindergarten: Every Monday school will start one hour late, with the exception of conference weeks and Thanksgiving week. (Check the school calendar for the dates.)
We are looking forward to working with you and your child.  If you have any questions or needs that we can help with please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Julie Bartlett, Principal

Discovery Primary School