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Late-Start Monday

What does a Monday Late-Start look like?

Effective August 16, 2017
  • Late-start activities for students will no longer be available.
  • Supervision will not be available; students cannot enter the school before 8:45am.
  • Doors will unlock at 8:45am for students to eat breakfast, which will be served until 9:10am.
  • Bus routes will begin at 7:45am.
  • Children will board the bus approximately one hour later than they do on Tuesday through Friday. 
  • All bus routes run as normal at the end of the day

What is effective professional development?

  • Effective professional development enables educators to develop the knowledge and skills they need to address students’ learning challenges. To be effective, professional development requires thoughtful planning followed by careful implementation with feedback to ensure it responds to educators’ learning needs.

  • Educators who participate in professional development then must put their new knowledge and skills to work. Professional development is not effective unless it causes teachers to improve their instruction or causes administrators to become better school leaders (Learning Forward 2010). 

Step 1: Plan

This involves identifying a goal or purpose, formulating a theory, defining success metrics and putting a plan into action.

Step 2: Do

Components of the plan are implemented.

Step 3: Study

Outcomes are monitored to test the validity of the plan for signs of progress and success, or problems and areas for improvement.

Step 4: Act

The close of the cycle.

Integrates the learning generated by the entire process, which can be used to adjust the goal, change methods or even reformulate a theory altogether.

These four steps are repeated over and over as part of a never-ending cycle of continual improvement.