Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Busing 2015-16

As we prepare for the 2015 2016 school year,  Thatcher Brook Primary School and  the Washington West Supervisory Union are committed to providing all students an engaging and high quality education.  This commitment requires professional learning that is ongoing and collaborative across all schools in our supervisory union.  

In order to allow for the continuation of ongoing professional learning, and be responsive to community concerns about the early release days, we have aligned our daily school schedules across the supervisory union.  As a result collaborative professional learning  will be built into the work day without disruption to student schedules.   Staff across WWSU schools will meet regularly after the school day to support ongoing professional development and sharing of resources instead of during the Early Release Days we have provided in the past.  

To achieve this alignment Thatcher Brook Primary School has shifted its dismissal time to match those of the other elementary schools. Beginning with the first day of school Tuesday, August 25, 2015 TBPS will be dismissing all students at 2:35pm. This change in schedule not only supports professional work, but also resolves busing issues that existed in several of our schools, creating a more efficient and sustainable system.  

We appreciate that these changes, while benefiting our overall system, will have a variety of effects upon our families.  After-school programming at TBPS will adjust to this new schedule. Revised bus routes will be sent out in the next few weeks.

We are committed to supporting strong learning outcomes and success for every one of our students and look forward to the more regular, and less disruptive, professional work sustained by this new schedule.