First Day? Prep Time? Here’s what you need to know to start your year!

Wondering about the first day of school? What about prep time? This is what your union-negotiated agreement with the district says:

2017-2018 APPENDIX I.1

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS AND TEACHER PREPARATION DAY

 

For the 2017-2018 School Year, the parties agree to a continuation of district-wide and site-based professional development and teacher preparation. Note: Schools are free to interchange the focus of each of the days listed below based on consensus achieved through the site’s instructional council. Please keep in mind that PD for specialized role groups will be August 8th or 9th for traditional calendars and July 18th for alternative calendars.

 

First Semester Alternative Calendar

 

Monday, July 17th  – Registration/Orientation

Tuesday, July 18th   – Registration/Orientation or District-defined Professional Development

Wednesday, July 19th  – Registration/Orientation or District-defined Professional Development

Thursday, July 20th  – Site-defined Professional Development

Friday, July 21st  -Teacher Preparation Day

Monday, July 24th  – First day of classes for students

First Semester Traditional Calendar

 

Monday, August 7th  – Registration/Orientation

Tuesday, August 8th  – Registration/Orientation or District-defined Professional Development

Wednesday, August 9th  – Registration/Orientation or District-defined Professional Development

Thursday, August 10th  – Site-defined Professional Development

Friday, August 11th  -Teacher Preparation Day

Monday, August 14th  – First day of classes for students

The focus for District-defined Professional Development in SY 2017-18 will be aligning PD with the district’s Academic Master Plan and Learning Zones.

Second Semester Traditional Calendar and Alternative Calendar

Monday, January 2nd – 2/3 of day spent on site-based PD and 1/3 of day for teacher preparation (formerly known as the 184th day)

 

Separate Role Group PD will be provided on August 8th or 9th for traditional calendars and July 18th for alternative calendars.

 

  • Audiologists
  • School Psychologists
  • Librarians
  • Nurses
  • PE Teachers
  • Head teachers*
  • Fine Arts Teachers (all levels)
  • Access Teachers
  • SLPs
  • OTs and PTs,
  • APE Teachers
  • Social Workers
  • Transition Specialists
  • IEP Specialists
  • IGS1 and IGS2
  • SCS1, SCS2 and SCS3
  • SES1 and SES2

(*Note: District PD for elementary schools will be held on 2 different days to accommodate the number of schools.  Head Teachers should attend their PD on the same day as the district PD for their school.)

First Day? Prep Time? Here’s what you need to know to start your year!

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