Secondary Weekly Release FAQs
    How does busing and overall logistics work?
    On the weekly release day (each Friday), buses and parent pick up/drop off will run in alignment with school start and dismissal times.
    • Students will be dismissed to buses and parent pick up at 1:30 p.m. at the HS and 1:40 p.m. at the MS. Students participating in extra-curricular or co-curricular activities would be supervised by school staff until the conclusion of collaboration time. At that time they would be released to prepare to participate in their activity. All others would be expected to leave on the bus or be picked up by a parent/guardian at the end of the school day.
    How does Friday Early Release impact Tiger TEENS (MS Only)?
    Students already enrolled in Tiger TEENS will be supervised during release time (2:05-3:05 p.m.) at no additional expense to families. Tiger TEENS will be available at no cost for one hour of care (1:40-2:40 p.m.) and/or a cost of $4.00 per weekly release day for students needing care until 3:40 p.m. To attend Tiger TEENS 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 are 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. An example of this might be the Friday of Thanksgiving week. Since there is no school on this day, we would not have collaboration during this week.
    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.