A district-wide plan has been developed to increase the time and opportunity for students to receive critical instruction lost during the six days of inclement weather in the past month.
The district’s professional learning day scheduled for March 17 will be a regular instructional day. The district’s original testing window for administering the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) to students in grades three through eight will shift forward one week, with the testing beginning April 23 and ending May 1.
“We want to be a district that continues to provide our students with ample opportunities for academic success,” said Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr. “To that end, we will not only provide additional classroom learning opportunities, [but] we will complement those efforts with blended learning instruction for all of our schools. Our plan will include utilizing our virtual academy and our homework hotline, both of which provide after-hours assistance to students.”
The remainder of the district calendar, including spring break, the graduation schedule and the last day of school will not change. Spring break will remain April 7 through 11 and graduations are scheduled May 23 through 25. The last day of school for traditional district students remains May 23, and the last day for year-round students is May 30.
The Neighbor has asked district spokeswoman Kimberly Willis Green, via email, for more information on the plan and is awaiting her response.