Calendar Committee Presents Three Calendars Choices for 2021-2022

The Calendar Committee has been meeting since early February to develop three calendars that meet the Office of Public Instructions mandates for aggregate student hours. The three calendars present a variety of opportunities. I am providing them in the blog so they can be carefully reviewed for taking the on line survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9BTHY86

 The Calendar Survey will close at noon on Friday, April 9, 2021. 

The items below describe the Calendar Options. The Calendar
Committee would like you to assess each of the three options for the
Colstrip Public School Board #19 to consider.

You are encouraged to use the corresponding calendar views to help you in this process.

DEFINITIONS:

Full
Day: (WHITE COLORED DAYS) This is a regular day of school.Typical days
are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the following times:

Elementary K-3: 8:15 AM - 3:25 PM
Elementary 4-5: 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Middle School: 8:10 AM - 3:45 PM
High School: 8:05 AM - 3:33 PM

Partial Days: (GREEN ) School is dismissed early. These days are scheduled on Fridays. Partial day times:

Elementary K-3: 8:15 AM - 2:25 PM
Elementary 4-5: 8:15 AM - 2:30 PM
Middle School: 8:10 AM - 2:45 PM
High School: 8:05 AM - 2:35 PM

Half Days: (PURPLE COLORED DAYS) Half-days often occur right before holiday breaks. Half-day times:

Elementary K-3: 8:15 AM - 12:10 PM
Elementary 4-5: 8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Middle School: 8:10 AM - 12:32 PM
High School: 8:05 AM - 12:20 PM

School Days: Days students will be in attendance at school.

Remote
Learning Days (PINK COLORED DAYS) School is hosted remotely. Off-site
instruction is provided on these days. Students learn and work at home
during these days. 

Staff Days: Days scheduled for the professional staff.

PIR
Days: (ORANGE COLORED DAYS) Pupil Instruction Related (PIR) or
professional development/training days. No school is scheduled for
students.

PDW Days: (LIGHT BLUE COLORED DAYS) Professional
Development Work Days. These are days when staff will have professional
development or a scheduled work day. No school is scheduled for
students. 

Vacation or Holidays: (YELLOW COLORED DAYS) Days recognized as holidays or breaks. There is NO SCHOOL on these days.
 
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BLACK Calendar Option (See Graphic Above): This Calendar is the same basic calendar originally planned for this school year. The Calendar length is 170 student contact days. School begins on Aug 19 and ends on May 24. It has (8) Winter Break Days; (2) Spring/Easter Break Days. It has (144) Full Days; (23) Part Days; and (3) Half Days. There are (185) Professional/Staff Days and (7) PIR Days and (8) Professional Development Work Days or "PDW" Days for teacher development, work and group planning. This Calendar requires structured recesses for the elementary to extend learning time while taking advantage of low attendance numbers on Friday afternoons by scheduling one hour early release for students to attend activities and weekend events without absence. The most significant characteristic of this calendar is that it utilizes part days and PDW on Fridays to maximize student time in class since many students are gone on activities either part of the day or the entire day.

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GREEN - HYBRID REMOTE FRIDAY with PDW "Professional Development Work" PARTIAL DAY CALENDAR (One Friday per month is scheduled for Remote Learning other Fridays will be Partial Days of school or PDW days): The Calendar length is 170 student contact days; nine (9) of which are Remote Learning Days.  School begins on August 19 and ends on May 24. It has (8) Winter Break Days; (2) Spring Break Days. It has (143) Full Days; (25) Part Days on Fridays; and (2) Half Days strategically placed to take advantage low attendance. There are (185) Professional/Staff Days and (7) Pupil Instructional Related Days and (8) Professional Development Work Days or "PDW" Days for teacher development, work and group planning. This Calendar requires structured recesses for the elementary to extend learning time while taking advantage of low attendance numbers on Friday afternoons by scheduling one hour early release for students to attend activities and weekend events without absence. The most significant characteristic of this calendar is that it also includes one (1) Remote Learning day for every full month of instruction. REMOTE LEARNING DAYS: These days will provide students remote instruction outside of school to maximize their individualized learning, using classroom materials and technology. The District will offer enrichment, correctives and educational opportunities from 8:00 AM until Noon on these days. Students are expected to complete remote learning assignments whether they are participating in one of the above opportunities or at home. ENRICHMENT FRIDAYS: Enrichments will be provided to students whose needs go beyond the standard of instructional expectation. Enrichment Opportunities are by invitation only. Attendance is optional. CORRECTIVE FRIDAYS: Correctives will be provided to students that are not meeting grade or content level expectations. Invitation for corrective instruction is by request. Face-to-face attendance is required. Students that fail to attend will be counted absent. Because of COVID-19 and the interruptions it created in our educational delivery, Corrective Fridays provide a significant opportunity to address students that may be at-risk or missing critical content components. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Educational Opportunities will be available to all students. Students must sign up for these opportunities ahead of time so appropriate planning can take place. These opportunities will focus on the REMOTE LEARNING expectations provided in order to help the student accomplish the skills of independent learning. On occasion, other educational opportunities will include a variety of activities and experiences. The intent will be to create a focused, fun and safe environment at each building level. Students will be in mixed age groups for many of these activities. NOTE: School lunch and breakfast will be available for all students on Remote Learning Fridays. They may schedule to pick it up or eat in the cafeteria at the building which they attend.


 
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 BLUE Calendar Option or "PDW" Calendar (See Graphic Above): The Calendar length is 169 student contact days; nineteen (19) of which are Remote Learning Days. School begins on August 19 and ends on May 25. It has (8) Winter Break Days; (2) Spring Break Days. It has (144) Full Days; (23) Part Days; and (2) Half Days strategically placed to reduce low attendance. There are (184) Professional/Staff Days and (7) Pupil Instructional Related Days and (8) Professional Development Work Days or "PDW" Days for teacher development, work and group planning. This Calendar requires structured recesses for the elementary to extend learning time. The most significant characteristic of this calendar is that it includes  Remote Learning days (see information below) on scheduled school Fridays. The only Friday that students are scheduled for face-to-face instruction is on August 20, 2021.  REMOTE LEARNING DAYS: These days will provide students remote instruction outside of school to maximize their individualized learning, using classroom materials and technology. The District will offer enrichment, correctives and educational opportunities from 8:00 AM until Noon on these days. Students are expected to complete remote learning assignments whether they are participating in one of the above opportunities or at home. ENRICHMENT FRIDAYS: Enrichments will be provided to students whose needs go beyond the standard of instructional expectation. Enrichment Opportunities are by invitation only. Attendance is optional. CORRECTIVE FRIDAYS: Correctives will be provided to students that are not meeting grade or content level expectations. Invitation for corrective instruction is by request. Face-to-face attendance is required. Students that fail to attend will be counted absent. Because of COVID-19 and the interruptions it created in our educational delivery, Corrective Fridays provide a significant opportunity to address students that may be at-risk or missing critical content components. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Educational Opportunities will be available to all students. Students must sign up for these opportunities ahead of time so appropriate planning can take place. These opportunities will focus on the REMOTE LEARNING expectations provided in order to help the student accomplish the skills of independent learning. On occasion, other educational opportunities will include a variety of activities and experiences. The intent will be to create a focused, fun and safe environment at each building level. Students will be in mixed age groups for many of these activities. NOTE: School lunch and breakfast will be available for all students on Remote Learning Fridays. They may schedule to pick it up or eat in the cafeteria at the building which they attend.