Crown Point Community School Corporation

Delayed Start Wednesdays

Question and Answer

What does the CPCSC value?

While pursuing and achieving high standards of achievement, Crown Point Schools value and support on-going professional development job training, school improvement collaboration, and parent-teacher conferences.

Why is there a time change on Wednesday?

On March 17th the Department of Education notified Indiana school corporations that the practice of granting half-day waivers for professional development, parent-teacher conferences, and final exams were outsidethe scope of the current law. Therefore, every day school must be a minimum of 300 minutes in elementary and 360 minutes in middle and high school. Although legislative actions were pursued to maintain half-days as part of the school year without financial penalty, by June 30th no changes were made.

During the first week of July corporation leaders met to discuss plans to recover time for professional development job training, school improvement collaboration, and parent-teacher conferences within the state parameters. Considering student instructional time, student pick-up times, traffic flow, time of day, and before and after school programs a plan was drafted. When principals returned from summer vacation in late July and early August, they provided feedback on the plan, as well as the Departments of Transportation, Food Services, and Child Care and the Crown Point Education Association.

What are the start times for school on “delayed start” Wednesdays?

Therefore, each week on Wednesday the school day for students will begin later. This late start will provide time for our staff to engage in professional development and school improvement discussion and planning. The school start time schedule for each weekday is below.

M-T-Th-F

Wed

Elementary School

8:55 a.m.

9:15 a.m.

AM Kindergarten

8:55 – 11:30 a.m.

9:15 – 11:40 a.m.

PM Kindergarten

12:55 – 3:30 p.m.

1:05 – 3:30 p.m.

CPHS

7:25 a.m.

7:55 a.m.

Middle School

7:30 a.m.

8:05 a.m.

What time does school end on the “delayed start” Wednesdays?

Except for morning kindergarten, school will end at the regular time on ‘delayed start” Wednesdays. Morning kindergarten will end at 11:40 a.m. on “delayed start” Wednesdays.

What time will buses pick up students on the “delayed start” Wednesdays?

Buses will pick up students approximately 20 minutes later on Wednesday.

How does the amount of instructional time compare between this new schedule in 2009-2010 and 2008-2009?

Combining elementary, middle and high school minute totals for the year, students will receive 980 more minutes of instruction this school year compared to last.

What if I cannot make this work for my family?

In the event the delayed start creates an adverse effect for your family that you cannot rectify, please contact Jim Hardman, Director of Curriculum at 663-3371.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work

together to “always” be a great place for children to learn.
 
Last Modified on February 7, 2010
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