Additional Elementary Early Dismissals

Additional Elementary Early Dismissals
Posted on 01/27/2021

Early Dismissals

At the School Board meeting on January 19, 2021, the Board approved the recommendation of the Administration to continue with the half-day early dismissals for elementary students during the third marking period in order to provide additional planning time for elementary teachers. However, instead of five (5), there will only be two (2) scheduled early dismissals for the third marking period. These planned half days will occur on the following Wednesdays:

· Wednesday, February 10, 2021
· Wednesday, March 10, 2021

On these scheduled half days, elementary students will attend school in the morning as usual (either in person or online) and be dismissed at 11:25 a.m. (Fink & Reid) and 11:55 a.m. (Kunkel). Lunches will be served prior to dismissal. During the afternoon hours, students will be expected to work asynchronously on school work since the District must count those hours toward the required 900 hours of instructional time for 2020-21. The work assigned to students will be meaningful practice or enrichment work that can be done independently on the iPads or paper and pencil with little to no assistance from adults and should take the students approximately 2.5 hours to complete.

Students who have no available child care on those afternoons will be able to remain in their respective school buildings and be supervised by the instructional aides and other available paraprofessionals. Those remaining students will be spread throughout the building with proper social distancing and expected to do their asynchronous work independently. Dismissal for those students who stay in the afternoons will be at the regular times of 3:15 p.m. (Fink & Reid) and 3:45 p.m. (Kunkel).

The District respectfully asks that the child care offered by the School District on these half-days be used as a last resort for families who have no one else to supervise their children.

Middletown Area School District

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