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Make-up days and end of grading period changes
Due to the recent days missed for inclement weather, make-up days, grading periods, report card distribution dates and high school exam dates have been modified as follows. A plan for making up future missed school days is also included under the title, "Future Make-up Days."
|Day Missed||Traditional||Year-Round||Early College|
|Jan 10, 2011||Feb 21, 2011||Feb 21, 2011||Feb 18, 2011|
|Jan 11, 2011||March 11, 2011||March 11, 2011||March 11, 2011|
|Jan 12, 2011||May 2, 2011||March 14, 2011||May 24, 2011|
|Jan 13, 2011||Jan 24, 2011||Feb 18, 2011||March 25, 2011|
Schools WILL BE CLOSED Monday, January 17, 2011, for the Martin Luther King Holiday per the 2010-2011 schools calendar approved by the Board of Education on 12/8/2009.
HIGH SCHOOL EXAM DATES
Exam dates for high schools will now be Tuesday, January 25 through Friday, January 28, 2011.
GRADING PERIOD AND REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION
Traditional Calendar Schools:
- The grading period will now end Friday, January 28 instead of January 21, 2011.
- Report Cards will now go home Wednesday, February 2 instead of January 26.
Year-Round Calendar Schools:
- The grading period will now end Wednesday, January 19 instead of January 12, 2011.
- Report Cards will now go home Wednesday, January 26 instead of January 19.
Early College Calendar:
- The grading period will now end Tuesday, February 22 instead of February 15, 2011.
- Report Cards will now go home Tuesday, March 1 instead of February 22.
Future Make-up Days
Effectively immediately, if a day of school is missed in a given week (Monday â€“ Thursday), the Saturday of that same week will be utilized as a make-up day. The schedule for the make-up Saturday will be as follows: All schools will begin their school day at the regular time and school will be dismissed 3 Â½ hours earlier than the regular dismissal time.
For example, a school whose schedule is 7:30 am to 2:00 pm will operate from 7:30 am until 10:30 am. On the make-up Saturday, breakfast will be served, but lunch will not and the After School Program will not operate.
If we miss school on a Friday only, the day will be made up on Saturday of the following week.
If we miss more than one day in a given week, one day will be made up on the Saturday of that week and additional days will likely be made up on subsequent Saturdays. In this event, further information and confirmation will be communicated to all schools and posted on the UCPS and all schoolsâ€™ websites. This applies to the traditional, year-round, and early college calendars.
Attendance for three hours of school on Saturday is listed below:
Level /School Start Time/ Early Dismissal
Elementary 7:30 a.m. â€“ 10:30 a.m.
Sardis, SVES, Stallings 8:15a.m. â€“ 11:15a.m.
High 8:00 â€“ 11:30 a.m. Monroe, Porter Ridge, Sun Valley, Weddington, Marvin Ridge, Cuthbertson
Middle 8:45 a.m. â€“ 12:15 p.m. Monroe, Porter Ridge, Sun Valley, Weddington, Marvin Ridge, Cuthbertson
Cluster Level Start Time / Early Dismissal
Forest Hills High 8:20 a.m. â€“ 11:50 a.m.
Middle 8:30 a.m. â€“ 12:00 noon
Piedmont High 8:10 a.m. â€“ 11:40 a.m.
Middle 8:15 a.m. â€“ 11:45 a.m.
Parkwood High 8:15 a.m. â€“ 11:45 a.m.
Middle 8:25 a.m. â€“ 11:55 a.m.
School Start Time / Early Dismissal Time
WBEC 7:15 a.m. â€“ 10:15 a.m.
CATA 8:50 a.m. â€“ 12:20 p.m.
SPHS 8:30 a.m. â€“ 12:00 noon
Wolfe 8:15 a.m. â€“ 11:30 a.m.
Early College 9:00 a.m. â€“ 12:30 p.m.
Transportation: Students who Attend School for Half of a Day
There are some students who attend school for a half day in the morning or a half day in the afternoon. Students will attend school on the half-day schedule based on their schoolsâ€™ assigned bell times (refer to the above schedule for school arrival and dismissal times). For example, if SVHS has a student who is normally transported to school at 9:30 a.m., the student would be transported to the school at the schoolâ€™s regular bell time (8:00 a.m.) and transported home at 11:30 a.m. on the Saturday snow make-up day.
A student list will be sent to school principals via courier who have students who attend school for a half day in the morning or afternoon. At the school principalâ€™s request, the student list can also be faxed. Please contact parents of the students who normally attend school for a half day (morning or afternoon) and inform parents make-up days for UCPS will follow a morning schedule only.
ROTC at Piedmont High School and Porter Ridge High School
Students will remain at their home schools.
Breakfast only will be served.
After School Program
After school for students of staff who work at a different school other than the elementary school where the child attends school will be offered.
Written by: Luan Ingram, UCPS Chief Communications Officer
Posted: Jan 13, 2011 by Don Mace