Elementary school day to start at 8:35 beginning in September

Starting in September, school will start 20 minutes later than it has in years past for students in pre-K through grade 5 attending The Learning Community and Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School. During the 2018-19 school year, the elementary school day for students will be 8:35 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

The change is being made to give teachers, who will still arrive by 8:05 a.m., more time to collaborate with each other and participate in long-term planning activities before children arrive, rather than during the school day.

Existing before-school programs for students, including intermediate school band and Sunrise AIS support, will continue to operate as usual, and breakfast will still be served starting at 8:35 a.m. TEAM Time at The Learning Community will start at 9 a.m. At both schools, students will be considered tardy if they arrive after 8:50 a.m.

The before-school childcare program will continue to operate beginning at 7:05 a.m. on days school is open to students. Parents and guardians who need childcare before the start of the school day can sign their children up for the Before School Program now. If they want their children to start the Before School Program on the first day of school, parents must register by Thursday, Aug. 30. All other registrations, including enrollment fees, must be submitted to the district at least seven days before the child begins the program. Additional information about the Before and After School Programs, including registration forms, is available on the district website.

The first day of school for students in grades K-12 will be Thursday, Sept. 6. Pre-K students begin school on Wednesday, Sept. 12.