What's in a calendar? 77,910 minutes - that's what our calendar has for the 2021-22 school year. School districts are required to build calendars based on minutes instead of days or weeks.
One change for this coming school year is the use of flex days. Many students are still struggling because of the missed school time in the spring of 2020 and the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Flex days will allow our teachers to have some small group time with students who need some extra help. Students with intensive academic needs will be on campus to work in smaller groups with our teachers.
And for those students who are not struggling, flex days offer an incentive. Students who are making good grades and coming to school regularly get a day off! Smaller classes mean more attention for those students who need some individualized attention.
Six flex days are built into the calendar for this year. Students who do not meet exemption criteria (see below) are required to attend school on those days. Some families may need to send their students to school on flex days due to childcare needs and work responsibilities, and that's great, too! Our entire staff will be on campus to help students learn, and we will feed all students no matter what!
Students who MUST attend on flex days:
- Grades below 80 in their core classes (reading, math, science, social studies) OR
- Attendance rate below 93% OR
- Disciplinary placements in ISS or DAEP
Students who have optional attendance:
- Grades above 80 in their core classes (reading, math, science, social studies), and
- Attendance rate at or above 93%, and
- No significant disciplinary referrals
Flex days are: September 24, November 5, January 21, February 18, March 25, April 22.
If you have any questions about flex days, please don't hesitate to ask! You can reach me at 325.869.4121 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With EDEN Pride,