USD 501 Announces Elementary School Schedule Changes, Late Start Times

By: 13 News (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: 13 News (Posted by Josh Mabry)

USD 501 made the following announcement via Facebook Wednesday.

Sarah Plake will have more on the changes during 13 News at 10 Wednesday

TPS Elementary Schools will begin and end school at a later time starting in August. School will begin each day at 8:40 and end at 3:40. This is being done to improve the efficiency of the bus routing system. Breakfast will be served as usual each school day.

Each Wednesday during a full week of school, the school day will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3:40 p.m. (See dates below) The bus drop off on these identified Wednesday’s will occur at 9 a.m. Breakfast will be available beginning at 9 a.m. as well.

Late arrival days will allow more time for teacher collaboration. It will allow teachers 75 minutes a week to work together to improve instruction in the classroom. This will include all certified staff in each elementary school. Studies have shown that student achievement levels increase when teachers are given the opportunity to collaborate on a regular basis.

Late Start Dates
August 21 & 28
September 18 & 25
October 2, 16 & 30
November 6, 13 & 20
December 4, 11 & 18
January 8, 15 & 29
February 5, 19 & 26
March 5 & 26
April 2, 9, 16 & 30
May 7 & 14


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