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Imlay City Schools. Year-Round Education (YRE) / Balanced Calendar Presentation. Imlay City Schools Parent Informational Meeting Tuesday , March 18, 2014 6:30pm. Presentation Agenda / Elements. 1. 2. 3. Year-Round Education / Balanced Calendar. Why offer Year-Round Education (YRE)?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Imlay City SchoolsYear-Round Education (YRE) / Balanced Calendar Presentation

Imlay City SchoolsParent Informational MeetingTuesday, March 18, 20146:30pm

Presentation Agenda / ElementsYear-Round Education / Balanced CalendarWhy offer Year-Round Education (YRE)?

What are the features of year-round school?

What does a balanced calendar look like?

What do I do next?

12534What are the pros and cons?

Why offer a balanced calendar?Fights Summer Learning Loss Continuous LearningProvide Developmental Continuity for Young StudentsBetter Meet the Needs of Struggling StudentsProvides Options for Gifted Learners and ExtensionStructure and Stability for StudentsPromote Healthy Learning EnvironmentsProvide Choice and Flexibility to Families

Why offer a Year-Round Education (YRE)?Research/Rationale OverviewFights Summer Learning Loss Continuous LearningProvide Developmental Continuity for Young StudentsBetter Meet the Needs of Struggling StudentsProvides Options for Gifted Learners and ExtensionStructure and Stability for StudentsPromote Healthy Learning EnvironmentsProvide Choice and Flexibility to Families

Why offer a Year-Round Education (YRE)?Research/Rationale OverviewOver the traditional summer vacation students may stop growing or may lose skills. This is summer learning loss or summer slide.

Some students are more prone to summer learning loss than others, creating an ever-widening performance gap between students.

While we can get all students to learn and progress, it is very difficult for educators to close the gaps between students.

Why offer Year-Round Education (YRE)?Research supports year-round student growth.

A survey of 500 teachers released in 2013 from the National Summer Learning Association showed 66 percent of teachers said it takes three to four weeks to re-teach the previous years skills at the beginning of the next year while 24 percent said it takes five or more weeks.

Robert Floden director of the Education Policy Center at MSU

Research is clear that adding more time for high-quality instruction would be helpful for all kids. So summer school that provides high-quality instruction would add days and benefit.

Acknowledges summer learning lossGraphic learning gaps

Why offer Year-Round Education (YRE)?Research supports year-round student growth.

A balanced calendar, in combination with effective interventions can serve as an intervention strategy for struggling students.

But the advantages of a balanced schedule are not limited to struggling students. They work for gifted and talented students as well.

Intercession may provide enrichment/extension opportunities as well as opportunities remediation.Why offer Year-Round Education (YRE)?Research supports year-round student growth.

Year-Round School ResultsRationale: Elementary Parent PerspectivesI would be interested in my child attending a year-round school.Features of Year-Round SchoolCalendar Balanced calendarSame number of teacher daysSame number of student daysThe vast majority of student days will overlap

FeaturesYear-Round Program OverviewYear - Round

181 Student Days190 Teacher Days155 Common DaysTraditional

181 Student Days190 Teacher Days181 Service Days

Year-Round ProgramFeatures

INTERCESSIONIntercession is a term used to describe the off-school periods in the year-round schedule. Intersessions can be used to bridge learning, prevent gaps, remediate deficiencies, or provide enrichment. Schools often run daycare and educational options during YRE intersessions.

Year-Round ProgramFeatures

INTERCESSIONIntercessions give schools the opportunity to extend learning blocks for students, one of the few variables to learning which can be controlled logistically.

Intercession participation will be fee-based @ $10 per day.

Students are not required to participate in intercession.

Year-Round ProgramIntercession a fluid cycle of learning.CurriculumSame curriculumSame assessmentsStudents will be in attendance during testing windowsSame materialsSame standards / benchmarksSpecials / enrichments includedGrade reporting will varyYear will be divided into quartersProgress reports and report cards will be issued at relative intervalsStandards-based report cards will be reflective of the calendars / quarters

FeaturesYear-Round Program

16Staffing We will be staffed with Imlay City teachers in all year-round classroomsIntercession teachers may rotate over timePrincipals will remain the same, though some responsibilities will be shared at the beginning of the yearSecretaries and aides will be Imlay City employeesLatchkey, bus drivers and food service will be staffed with Imlay City personnelFeaturesYear-Round Program

Logistics Food service program and transportation are providedTransportation will look the same from a service standpoint; may require some bus stop consolidationFood service will look the same from a service standpoint; universal breakfast, free and reduced lunch, etc.Summer schedule will require consolidating locations temporarilyFeaturesYear-Round Program

Students Enrollment is voluntaryWe will need enough participants to sustain the offeringClassroom sizes will be cappedIt is possible that not all interested students will be able to participateSome students may be ineligible to participate in the pilotAn ideal pilot would feature at least one full classroom at each grade levelFeaturesYear-Round Program

Considerations(Pros and Cons)ProsMeets academic needsMeets developmental needsProvides opportunities for extended learningProvides choice and flexibility for parents, students and staffPromotes healthy learning environmentPossibility of increased accountability scoresPlanning and data review windows are built in for teachers

Year one transition break shorter summer this yearPlanning and logistics are more complexDaycare options for familiesProgram participation will need to be cappedSome students may not be able to participateCONSConsiderationsPros and Cons Based on what we know to dateMoving Forward:What do I do now?Moving ForwardWhat do I do now?23March 18 first parent meetingMarch 19 applications availableApril 15 follow-up parent meeting (optional) May 1 applications for participation dueMay 7 target date for mailing acceptance lettersJune TBD back-to-school information packetsJuly 15 first day of school!Moving ForwardImportant Dates

CalendarsTraditional181 Student Days190 Teacher Days9 Month Calendar181 Student Days190 Teacher DaysSpread over 12 MonthsIntercessionsYear-Round (Balanced)CalendarsComparisonsRunning both schedulesApproximately 155 days of a students year will overlap with the alternate scheduleApproximately 28 days will notCalendarsSample Calendars Refer to HandoutsSample traditional year calendar

Sample year-round calendar

Sample intercession

Sample overlap calendarCalendars

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