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Early Dismissal Begins Wednesday, August 15th
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
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To provide collaboration time for teachers, the class schedule for Wednesdays will be modified for the 2018-19 school year.  Student drivers/car riders will be dismissed at 2:29 pm every Wednesday beginning August 15, 2018.  Since buses will run on the normal schedule, students who ride buses will remain at school in study hall until 3:25 pm.  These study halls will provide students the opportunity to complete their homework assignments before leaving school with the assistance of HHS staff members. 

Additionally on Wednesdays between 2:29 pm and 3:25 pm Career Clubs (FFA, FCCLA, HOSA, FBLA, and SkillsUSA) will meet, the jazz band will practice, the chamber choir will practice, and there will be a Wednesday detention which students may be assigned for disciplinary purposes.  A "Test Center" will be established for students who need to re-take a test and it will be open on Wednesdays from 2:29 pm - 3:25 pm.  Students will need to make arrangements with their classroom teacher to schedule retakes in the Test Center.

Important points regarding early dismissal on Wednesdays:

  • The purpose is to provide teachers with 1 hour a week to collaborate with other teachers who teach the same content. The teachers will meet in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to collaborate on student learning.

  • Teachers will not be available during this time for other meetings or phone calls.

  • Student drivers, students who ride with other students, and students who are picked up by car will dismissed at 2:29 pm on Wednesdays.

  • Student drivers/car riders MUST leave campus, attend study hall, or attend club meeting/school activity.

  • Students who are “waiting for rides” will be sent to study hall if they are not picked up by 2:45 pm.

  • Buses will run at their normal time (3:25), so students who ride buses will be in study hall from 2:29 to 3:25 pm.

  • Athletes in season are expected to stay at school from 2:29-3:25 pm if they have practice.

  • Planned Wednesday Activities will include specialized study halls, Jazz Band (band room will be open to all band students), Chamber choir, Wednesday detention (assigned by administrators), CTAE club meetings, and the Test Center will be open.

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