Starting Wednesday, August 14
The first late-start Wednesday for the 2019-2020 school year will be on August 14. Students, staff, and faculty will start their normal school day at 8:45 a.m. instead of 8:00 a.m. This delayed start provides dedicated time for many more opportunities for professional development of faculty and staff, multi-grade level teacher collaboration, and parent or student-led Bible studies. Chapel will still be held on Wednesdays and instructional time will be maximized. This model is a proven best-practice enabling ongoing teacher training which leads to higher student achievement across all levels.
Students may be dropped off during late-start Wednesday morning carpool from 8:20–8:45 a.m. The official school day will begin with the morning devotion and announcements at 8:45 a.m. Bus route pick-up times will remain the same every day. If needed, parents may drop off students at 7:30 a.m. for morning study hall sessions. Any students arriving on campus before 8:30 a.m. must attend the monitored early-care areas. Normal 8:00 a.m. start time will apply only on these Wednesdays due to testing: October 16, December 18, and May 20. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation!
Wednesday Mornings Schedule:
7:30 a.m. — Buses begin arriving
Early student drop-offs to early-care areas:
- Preschool students report to Sewell Cottage
- Grades K-1 students report to Spanish room
- Grades 2-3 report to STEAM room
- Grades 4-5 report to Adair Gymnasium
- Middle school students report to dining hall
- High school students report to dining hall
- Students involved in Bible studies will report to designated classrooms
8:20 a.m. — Carpool drop-off begins
8:45 a.m. — School day begins with morning
devotion and announcements