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    Elementary & EC Weekly Release FAQs
     
     
    How does busing and overall logistics work for the early release each Friday?
    On the weekly release day (each Friday), buses and parent pick up will run in alignment with the school dismissal time. Students will be dismissed to buses (elementary only) and parent pick up at 2:30 p.m
     
     
    How are the Tiger STRIPES/PALS programs impacted? 
    Tiger STRIPES/PALS will be available on the early release day at no extra cost to families already enrolled. For families who only need care on the early release day, Tiger STRIPES/PALS will be available at no cost for one hour of care (2:30-3:30 p.m.) and/or a cost of $3.50 per weekly release day for students needing care until 4:30 p.m. To attend Tiger STRIPES/PALS families will need to sign up in advance HERE.  
     
     
    How does weekly release impact the school calendar? 
    It is important to note that while implementing a weekly release reduces the number of full SI days, it does not eliminate them completely as these extended professional development times are also important to student success. 
     
     
    How do holidays play into the schedule?
    Holidays will only be impacted if the holiday falls on a Friday. In this case, we would not have collaboration that week due to missing for a holiday.
     
     
    What if we have a snow day on our collaborative day?
    • If school is canceled for a snow day, then we would not have weekly collaboration.
    • If inclement weather were a concern, we would error on the side of the safety of our students and staff. For example, if there was a severe thunderstorm with the possibility of a tornado, we would shelter staff and students instead of having collaboration time.
     
    How does this work with special classes and SOAR?
    Special classes (art, music, PE, etc) will continue to be offered at all schools. The schedule has been adjusted accordingly. 
     
      
    How does the early release impact the Early Childhood students?
    Early release Friday times will only impact all day Early Childhood preschool students. Students at EC attending partial day classes will continue to attend until the normal 3:30 p.m. dismissal time.