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MPPS Balanced Calendar Information

Thank you, once again, for your support of the 2016 Bond Issue, which has allowed Mt. Pleasant Public Schools to make substantial upgrades and improvements.  We are excited about the many building projects that have been completed in our schools, including everything from secure building office entrances at each of our schools to new age appropriate playgrounds!

We are now excited to provide families with the ability to choose a “Balanced Calendar” approach to the school year!

Here is a very simplified example of a Balanced Calendar schedule.  Each calendar option will continue to offer the required 180 days of instruction to our students.

August

Balanced Calendar Begins Early August

Traditional Calendar Begins Mid-Late August

October

Fall Break           (2 Weeks:Enrichment Intersession Available)

In Session   

November

Full Week Break at Thanksgiving

In Session

December

Two Week Holiday~Winter Break

Two Week Holiday Break

February

Winter Break        (1 Week: Enrichment Intersession Available)

In Session

March

Break  w/CMU    (1 Week: Enrichment Intersession Available)

In Session  

March

Spring Break Week (No Enrichment)

Spring Break Week

June

Balanced Calendar Ends- Mid to Late June

Ends 1st or 2nd Week of June

July

Full Month Break (No Enrichment)

Full Month Break

Not to be confused with “Year Round School,” the “Balanced Calendar” option balances out the Traditional Calendar by providing students and teachers breaks throughout the school year.  The Balanced Calendar option allows students to participate in optional “Enrichment Intersessions” during the breaks, ultimately leading to less learning loss as compared to the Traditional Calendar. What is Enrichment Intersessions? They consist of themed learning weeks that enhance learning by offering hands on activities such as STEM and Maker Space, increased outdoor play, cooperative learning, and field trips.

Enrichment Intersessions would be available to families for about $10.00 per day, and scholarships will be readily available.  The “Balanced Calendar”option provides families with the same main breaks that the Traditional Calendar offers, such as a two week Holiday Break in late December, as well as Spring Break the last week of March/first week of April.                                                    

Our district will offer the Balanced Calendar “school within a school” approach at Pullen and McGuire Elementary for the 2019-2020 school year.

Building

Calendar Options

Balanced Calendar Options at Pullen and McGuire

Pullen

 

 

 

DK-2nd Grades         

Traditional Calendar  

& Balanced Calendar

 

Balanced Calendar Option available for K-2nd grade at Pullen.

Current Pullen families may choose the Balanced option.

 

 

McGuire

 

 

 

3rd - 5th Grades

Traditional Calendar

& Balanced Calendar

 

Balanced Calendar Option for 3rd-5th grade at McGuire.

Current McGuire families may choose the Balanced option.

 

Vowles

 

 

DK - 2nd Grades   

Traditional Calendar

   

Vowles students may “choice” to Pullen for the “Balanced” option for

K- 2nd grade.

 

Ganiard

 

 

DK - 2nd Grades     

Traditional Calendar  

 

Ganiard students may “choice” to Pullen for the “Balanced” option for

K to 2nd grade.

 

Fancher

 

 

3rd - 5th Grades

Traditional Calendar

 

Fancher students may “choice to McGuire” for the “Balanced” option for 3rd- 5th grade.

 

 

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, there will be an informational meeting and Open House at:

Pullen Elementary~ 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

McGuire Elementary~ 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

*Refreshments will be provided.

 

For more information about the Balanced Calendar, or to complete the Balanced Calendar School Choice Application, please visit mtpleasantschools.net, or call any of the following MPPS Building Principals:

Pullen - Diane Falsetta - 989-775-2270

McGuire - Susan Renaud - 989-775-2240

Fancher - Katie Rinke - 989-775-2230

Vowles - Kim Bishop -989-775-2280

Ganiard - Marcy Stout -989-775-2240

   

Sincerely,

 

Jennifer Verleger - Superintendent - 989-775-2301

Linda Boyd - Assistant Superintendent -989-775-2303

 

CHOICE APPLICATIONS for the Balanced Calendar option are due APRIL 5th, 2019

Click here to download the Choice Application for MPPS Balanced Calendar School (pdf)

Click here to download the Balanced Calendar School Choice Information for Parent Letter (pdf)