RISD Early Release Day 1:00pm
EARLY RELEASE - SEPT 18, OCT 23, MARCH 4, & APRIL 1
RISD Early Release Days for 2019-2020 are as follows.
NHE students will be released at 1:00pm. After-school programs, bus schedules and other portions of the daily schedule will be adjusted by two hours on those days. Students receiving special education transportation will have their bus service altered to meet early release times.
Early release days were added to RISD’s student academic calendar last year. The days were added as a direct result of requests from RISD teachers through surveys and interviews, and will provide teachers with more dedicated time for instructional planning with their collaborative teams - known in RISD as Professional Learning Communities or PLCs.
Teachers will be able to use the time to work with colleagues in either their grade level or subject area to plan lessons, discuss individual student performance, share ideas and best practices, and adjust teaching approaches with individual students as needed. While this type of collaboration also occurs at other times throughout the year, teachers were clear that they could benefit from dedicated time built into the calendar for this purpose.
As with all school days, RISD’s after-school programs will operate on the early release days, and parents who are interested in a quality after-school care option can contact their school’s xPlore! coordinator or visit http://www.risd.org/xPlore.