Following four 'no school' days in the past ten days, the District shared its plan to make-up three school days in order to meet the Department of Public Instruction's annual instructional hour requirement.
After evaluating several options including extending the school year, shortening spring break, and extending the regular school day, District leadership has established the following make-up plan:
- Tuesday, February 19, will be reinstated as a school day for all K-12 students. Originally scheduled to be a staff development day with primary election voting in three of our elementary schools, there are no primary elections in Brookfield this spring thus eliminating safety and security concerns associated with community voting days in our schools.
- Tuesday, April 2, will be a virtual learning day for students in grades 6-12. All middle and high school teachers will communicate instruction and assignment expectations in advance, and students should be prepared to use their technology devices to complete school work at home. This is the day of spring elections and, because our elementary schools do not need to make up instructional hours, students in Grades K-5 will not have to complete work on this virtual learning day.
- Elimination of Early Release Days (K-12) beginning on Thursday, April 25 - June 6. Although not ideal because of the disruption to family schedules and staff professional development plans, communicating this plan well in advance gives families and our staff members time to make adjustments for the last seven weeks of the school year.
Any additional 'no-school' days for the remainder of the school year will also be virtual learning days, with the expectation that teachers and students engage in learning on that day.
A revised school year calendar can be found here.