FAQ with Superintendent Ridgeway (1)

FAQ with Superintendent Ridgeway
Posted on 12/23/2019
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Q: Why two half days prior to holiday break?

A: The answer is twofold. First, it ties into one of the reasons for the early start to the 2019-20 school year - high school exams. The early start calendar made it possible for first semester at the high school to end at the holiday break, thus allowing high school students to take their exams prior to the vacation. In years past, students would be off for the two-week holiday and take exams upon their return. We hope students – and families – enjoy the time away without studying and exams.

Secondly, half days allows teachers to have the opportunity to participate in professional development midyear, not just prior to the school year. One way we invest in our teachers is by providing time for professional development. Our dedicated teachers strive to expand their knowledge and understanding, as well as hone their craft. It is important work, and the reason we carve out time to allow them to do so.