Thankfully, we have put one of the coldest Januarys in recent memory behind us. With five unscheduled school release days due to the cold, our students spent more days at home than in class in January. To recoup a portion of missed instruction time, we have made the following changes to the school calendar:
February 14 and May 5, previously scheduled as staff development days, will be school days for students.
February 5 and May 7 have been changed from early release to full school days.
With two months remaining in the winter season, there is a possibility for more school cancellations. Banaadir school closings are posted by automated phone call to staff and students, by name on www.startribune.com, and on local television listed as Minnesota Transitions Charter School.
One final February note….
We are tiptoeing into testing season. Our first high stakes test of the year is the ACCESS test on February 11. Look for more information about what you can do to prepare your students for success during testing to be sent home this week.
Thank you for trusting us with your child’s education.