Dear FISD Parents and Guardians,
Always looking for ways to be more efficient and improve services, FISD frequently studies campus and department processes and procedures. In doing so, we identified that changing the bell schedules in order to create a three tier bus schedule, would provide benefits for students, staff and the district as a whole.
Next year, FISD plans to make a few small adjustments to school start and ending times as seen below:
Elementary 7:30 to 2:55
High School 8:00 to 3:30
Middle School 8:30 to 4:00
These changes will provide the following benefits:
- Add 10 instructional minutes to the elementary school day, which had been identified as a need in years past, but was not possible with the two tier bus schedule
- Will provide more flexibility for field trips to leave earlier after the morning routes and for extracurricular activities in the afternoon and after school
- Decrease the instructional time FHS students miss because of extracurricular activities
I know that it may seem a little early to be talking about the bell schedule for next school year, but our campus administrators are already hard at work planning their class schedules for 2017-2018. I also thought it was important to give you plenty of time to plan accordingly. I hope the information provided helps you to better understand why we have decided to make these minor adjustments. As we strive to continuously improve, please know that our priority is always what’s best for our students. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sherri Bays, Ed.D.