School Board Votes to Return to Full Days of Instruction Beginning March 22nd
Grades 2-12 Still Attend on A/B Day Schedule; Alternating Fridays In-Person after Easter
The school board voted at their March 9th meeting in favor of the Superintendent’s recommendation to transition students from half-days of instruction to full days beginning March 22nd. Students in Grades 2-12 will still attend school on an A/B day schedule. Additionally, after Easter break beginning the week of April 12th, A/B day students will alternate attending school on Fridays for in-person learning.
The original return to school schedule for the week of March 15th will remain unchanged, and students in Grades 7, 8, 10, 11 will return to buildings on an A/B day schedule for half days of instruction.
The schedule for the remainder of March is as follows:
3/22 and 3/24 – full instructional days for A Day students
3/23 and 3/25 – full instructional days for B Day students
3/26 – Virtual half day instruction for all students (with the exception of students without connectivity and CCTE skill area who will continue with in-person learning)
3/29 and 3/31 - full instructional days for A Day students
3/30 - full instructional day for B Day students
Easter break begins on Thursday, April 1st for ACPS students. This day will be a virtual half-day of instruction for both A and B Day students. Schools will be closed on Friday, April 2nd and Monday, April 5th. The schedule upon returning from Easter break is as follows:
4/6 and 4/8 - full instructional days for B Day students
4/7 - full instructional day for A Day students
4/9 - Virtual half day instruction for all students (with the exception of students without connectivity and CCTE skill area who will continue with in-person learning)
Beginning the week of April 12th, ACPS students will begin an alternating schedule on Fridays for full-day in-person learning. On Friday, April 16th and Friday, April 30th, A Day students will attend school in-person, and on Friday, April 23rd, B Day students will attend school in-person. All other days in April will alternate as normal on an A/B Day schedule with full days of instruction.
Please note that students in Pre-K full-day programs, kindergarten and Grade 1, those students failing or failing to engage in virtual learning, and identified students in special programs will continue to attend school Monday through Thursday and will transition to full days of instruction the week of March 22nd as well. These student groups will also begin attending school every Friday beginning the week of April 12th. Additionally, students without connectivity and Career Center skill area students will still attend school in-person five days per week.
Also beginning on March 22nd, pre-kindergarten students currently enrolled in a half-day A.M. program should arrive at their school’s scheduled start time and will dismiss at 11:30 a.m., with the exception of Mt. Savage, who will dismiss at approximately 10:50 a.m. Pre-k students currently enrolled in a half-day P.M. program should arrive at their school at 12:30 p.m. and will dismiss at the school’s regularly scheduled dismissal time. All pre-k students will begin attending school every Friday for in-person learning beginning the week of April 12th.