Official School Schedule through May

Wednesday, May 11, will be a full school day. Additionally, starting May 2 and continuing through the end of the year, five minutes will be added to the beginning of the class day, and five minutes at the end of each day. However, impact to the carline's dismissal time will be minimal; drivers should plan to arrive for pick up when they normally do. We do not expect it to run later.
 
 
 
Key Takeaways:
  1. Additional full school day Wednesday, May 11
  2. Beginning May 2, drop off by 7:55 (primary) / 8:25 (secondary)
 

Schedule for the remainder of the school year

 
Wednesdays:
 
  • May 11 and May 25 are FULL days
  • Primary – 7:55 am - 3:40 pm
  • Secondary – 8:25 am - 4:10 pm
  • May 4 and May 18 are early dismissal days
  • Primary – 7:55 am - 1:10 pm
  • Secondary – 8:25 am - 1:40 pm
 
 
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays:
 
Additional minutes will be added to the schedule each day
  • Primary – 7:55 am - 3:40 pm
  • Secondary – 8:25 am - 4:10 pm
 
By making these tweaks to the schedule, we're able to avoid adding an additional school day.
 

Have Questions?

 
  • Tardies will be accounted for as they are now, at 8:05 and 8:30 am.
  • Plan to arrive at carline dismissal at your usual time. You should not feel the effects of the schedule extension.
  • Primary carline drop off opens at 7:30 am; that will not change.
  • Breakfast times will not change.
  • The last Wednesday of the semester is always a full day to allow for exams; that has not changed, but we included it here as a reminder.
  • If you have an already-scheduled appointment for your child on the afternoon of the 11th, you may pick them up early.

Why minutes?

 
In 2015, House Bill 2610 replaced 180 days of instruction with 75,600 minutes of instruction (which includes intermissions, lunch, and recess). The bill allows schools to add minutes to the school day to make up for unexpected school closures.
 
Meridian built in two make up days into the calendar, but we have missed four total days this year.
 
But what about last year? Last year, the TEA waived the additional days schools across the state lost due to the February storms.
 
Still curious about school calendars? You can read more here!
 
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