District's School Start Time Committee Releases Proposal for a School Start Time Shift Pilot


The Board of Education’s School Start Time ad hoc committee thanks all those Rhinebeck Central School District community members who have taken the time to write to them, to fill out surveys, and to attend the information sessions held in November and December of 2015.

 

The Committee appreciates the investment of time and energy represented by teacher, students, and parent participation in this important conversation. They have learned much from the perspectives shared over the course of the last few months.  Detailed and thoughtful feedback from parents and teachers, in particular, has actively shaped their thinking.

 

As a result, the School Start Time Committee is now prepared to recommend one clear plan of action to the full Rhinebeck Board of Education.  This proposal - a modest 30 minute shift in the BMS/RHS schedule - will advance the health and well-being of students in grades 6-12 while…

--incurring no additional cost to the District’s taxpayers;

--altering by only 5 minutes the CLS end time and maintaining the current length of the day at the elementary school to avoid negative impact on students K-5;

--identifying criteria by which the pilot year may be assessed; and

--preserving the full range of before- and after-school programs (clubs, sports, extra help opportunities) currently available in all three schools.

 

CURRENT BMS/RHS Schedule      

 

 

PROPOSED BMS/RHS Schedule      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015-16  BMS/RHS Teacher day - 7:16 am – 2:16 pm

2016-17 BMS/RHS Teacher day - 7:40 am – 2:40 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1      7:30 - 8:11 am

 

 

1      8:00 - 8:41 am

 

 

 

2      8:15 - 8:56 am

 

 

2      8:44 - 9:25 am

 

 

 

3      9:00 - 9:46 am

 

 

3      9:28 - 10:11 am

 

 

 

4      9:50 -10:31 am

 

 

4      10:14 -10:55 am

 

 

 

5      10:35 - 11:16 am

 

 

5      10:58 - 11:39 am

 

 

 

6      11:20 -12:01 pm

 

 

6      11:42 - 12:23 pm

 

 

 

7      12:05 -12:46 pm

 

 

7      12:26 - 1:07 pm

 

 

 

8      12:50 - 1:31 pm

 

 

8      1:10 - 1:51 pm

 

 

 

9      1:35 - 2:16 pm

 

 

9      1:54 - 2:35 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT CLS Schedule

 

 

PROPOSED CLS Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015-16 CLS Teacher day- 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

 

2016-17 CLS Teacher day- 8:35 am – 3:35 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8:45am

Student entry

 

 

8:45am

Student entry

 

 

 

8:55am

School starts

 

 

9:00am

School starts

 

 

 

3:15pm

School ends (pick ups, walkers & electives dismissed)

3:20pm

School ends (pick ups, walkers & electives dismissed)

3:22pm

Start loading buses

 

 

3:27pm

Start loading buses

 

 

3:30pm

Buses leave

 

 

3:35pm

Buses leave

 

 

 

The Committee invites you to register your response to the proposal in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Participating in this survey: Parent Start Time Survey
  2. Communicating with the entire Board of Education and Central Office Administrators via e-mail at: Contact BOE Members/Admins
  3. Participating in the opportunities for public comment over the next month. There will be 3 opportunities for public comment:

Please join us. Your feedback is important to us!







DISTRICT CONTACT

845.871.5520 - District
845.871.5520 ext. 5527 - Transportation
845.871.5570 ext. 5560 - Registration
845.871.5570 ext. 5551 - Special Education
845.871.5570 ext. 5560 - Curriculum & Instruction

SCHOOL CONTACT

845.871.5570 - Chancellor Livingston Elementary
845.871.5500 - Bulkeley Middle School
845.871.5500 - Rhinebeck High School