Spokane Public School students will be dismissed one hour and fifteen minutes early on 12 Fridays starting this school year to allow teachers time to work with their peers around student improvement.
It is an educational best practice to provide specific structured time built in to the work day for teachers and other certificated staff to collaborate. For these new professional peer learning days, teachers will be meeting in paris or groups to work on professional practices to improve student learning.
Release times on the following Fridays will be 1:45 pm for elementary, 2:15 pm for middle school and 1:15 pm for high school:
Feb 8 and 22
March 1 and 15
April 12 and 26
Before every early-release Friday, SPS will send a reminder via the Bright Arrow notification system, and will post information online and on social media. Parents and guardians, please make sure your contact information is current by visiting spokaneschools.org/brightarrow.