CL Hawk Update

February 19, 2019

School Calendar Changes

Central Lee Parents, Students, Staff, and Community,

A few weeks ago, we had five canceled school days and the district announced the following changes in the calendar:

- February 18, April 22, April 23 (Changed from no school to school day)

- Elected to not make up two days due to the district being well above the state minimum in hours

For full reference on that update, please click here.

Since our first communication, we have had an additional day of school canceled. Therefore, we are going to move forward with this plan for the rest of the school year.

Starting Wednesday, February 27, the district will not be dismissing one hour early on each Wednesday.

This would include the following days:

February 27, March 6, March 20, March 27, April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, and May 29.

All of these days above will be regular school days.

We are asking our teaching staff to work until 4:45 on all of these days to make up at least two contract days missed. The work our staff does on our Wednesday early dismissals is critical to our improvement and growth as a district. This work, titled Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), is not easily understood by many district stakeholders. In a future communication, I will attempt to articulate why we do this and why it is important for students.

The no early out plan will provide us the hours for the canceled day on February 7 and also give us enough additional hours for an additional canceled school day if bad luck would strike us again.

Speaking of bad luck, tomorrow brings more snow into the area. IF we delay tomorrow, we will not have an early dismissal on February 20.

I want to thank all parents for their flexibility during this challenging winter. While six cancellations have made things challenging, we are fortunate as some Iowa schools have 12-13 days of school to make up.

Winter is almost over!

Dr. Andy Crozier

Central Lee CSD

Our priority is to create a culture where all students are expected to achieve a better tomorrow!