The Emmett School District has adjusted attendance requirements for three school days to accommodate special testing schedules, behavioral training for substitute teachers, special training for the Food Service and Transportation departments and staff to make mid-year curriculum adjustments and preparation.
“The schedule changes give staff the time to address required training and curriculum adjustments,” Superintendent Craig Woods said. “With additional required training this year, to improve teaching in the classroom, it’s difficult to juggle it all and balance it with in-classroom learning,” Woods said.
Wednesday, October 20 — All elementary schools only — Remote Learning
KINDERGARTEN: This was already scheduled as a nonschool day for kindergarten students.
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES: evening as scheduled.
1ST — 5TH GRADES: Remote Learning day. Students will have school work to complete on this day.
MEALS: Even though students will work remotely, may go to their elementary school’s cafeteria for bagged breakfast and lunch between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm.
BUSES: School buses will operate as normal for secondary school students.
Thursday, October 21 — Secondary schools — Remote Learning
KINDERGARTEN — 5TH GRADES: Non School day for parent-teacher conferences, as scheduled at each school.
6TH-12TH GRADES: RemoteLearning day Students will have assigned school work and will check in with their teachers.
MEALS: Even though students will work remotely, they may go to their secondary school’s cafeteria for bagged breakfast and lunch between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm.
BUSES: Will not operate
Friday, October 22 — Non Student day for all grades, as originally scheduled
Tuesday, October 26: EMMETT HIGH SCHOOL — Testing & Remote Learning
SOPHOMORES & SOME JUNIORS: October 26th is the day that sophomores and some juniors (they will be notified) will take the PSAT college entrance test. This will disrupt the normal school day and scheduling and therefore affects the other students.
FRESHMAN, MOST JUNIORS AND SENIORS: Students not taking the PSAT will attend school remotely, using their Chromebooks to complete assignments. Students will be required to check in with their instructors.
NOTE: Students who need additional educational support will be notified if they are expected for in-school learning. Principal Bob Hyde said students will be notified if they need in-school instruction on this day.
PR2TA: No Classes
BREAKFAST & LUNCH: Even though students will work remotely, they can come to the High School cafeteria for a bagged breakfast and lunch between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm.
BUSES: School buses will operate as normal.
WHAT IS THE PSAT? The PSAT is designed to help prepare students for the SAT, college, and careers. Historically, students who took the PSAT/NMSQT scored higher on the SAT, on average, than those who didn’t take the test.