We currently schedule our elementary with true segments (periods), which
reflect who they are being taught with times reflected in the bell schedule.
Our segments are the same across the board, this our time is pretty much spot
on, we also include a lunch period to allot time for lunch & recess.
Although we have not talked about period attendance at that level, it could
easily be done since the schedule reflects how they are taught.
Our biggest challenge would be training staff at that level to take it during
each segment (period).
We use the word segment at those levels because the word 'period' freaks them
out, since when they think of a period they think middle & high school and the
first thing the say is, 'but we are not like a high school, we don't have a
bell to change classes'. They resonate with the word 'segment' better. Just an
FYI for lingo that has helped us with training and when we schedule at that
Hope this helps.
(Excuse typos, responding from mobile device)
On May 17, 2016, at 6:41 AM, Carolyn Oliver <COliver@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
How do you currently schedule your elementary schools? Do you try to follow
a more true schedule like middle and high or are all periods and subjects
just place holders? What discussion, if any, has your district had in
regards to scheduling at elementary in connection with HB364? Has there been
any discussion about period attendance at the elementary level?
We are in the planning process and would like to have some input as to what
other districts may be thinking about doing.
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