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DOE Announces Half Day

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The Department of Education is informing parents of the first of eight (8) scheduled half days for Wednesday, September 24, 2014. The half days were built into the school calendar to provide additional professional development time for teachers while meeting the required 180 days of instruction in Public Law 28-45.

The additional professional development time provides all public schools designated time to focus on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, formative assessment results for students and intervention strategies to best help students that fall below grade level expectations. GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez wanted to see the additional time built into the calendar. “Each year a number of schools request for half days at various times of the year to meet their needs,” said Fernandez. “By including the days in the calendar, schools no longer need to make those requests and everyone is on the same schedule.

 Parents are asked to observe the time that the school gates will be opened so that students are supervised when they arrive.

School Year 2014-2015 Scheduled Half Days:

September 24, 2014

October 29, 2014

December 3, 2014

January 28, 2015

February 25, 2015

March 25, 2015

April 29, 2015

May 27, 2015

School Schedules for Half Days:

Gates Opened

Breakfast

Classes Begin

Dismissal

Elementary Schools

10:00 AM

10:00 – 10:45 AM

11:00 AM

2:00 PM

Middle Schools

10:30 AM

10:30 – 11:15 AM

11:30 AM

3:30 PM

JFKHS/SoHS/THS

8:45 AM

8:45 –  9:30 AM

9:45 AM

1:15 PM

GWHS/OHS/SSHS

9:45 AM

9:45 – 10:30 AM

10:45 AM

2:45 PM

JPTAS

9:00 AM

9:00 – 9:45 AM

10:00 AM

1:00 PM


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