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Late Start Wednesdays

Dear Families:

This past January, the Thompson School District Board of Education approved an adjustment to start and release times, as well as a one-hour late start on Wednesdays, beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.  A district task force was immediately established to help ensure a smooth transition, including a start and release time for our K-8 students. The work of the implementation task force is now complete.  The start and release times for the 2018-2019 school year will be as follows:

2018-2019 School Start and Release Times
Early Childhood Times:
Half Day Classes
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 7:50 am - 11:25 am or  11:25 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:50 am - 11:55 am  or  11:55 am - 3:00 pm
Full Day Classes
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday7:50 am - 3:00 pm
  8:50 am - 3:00 pm

Elementary School Times
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday8:00 am - 3:10 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:10 pm
Middle School Times:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday9:45 am - 4:00 pm

High School Times:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 am - 3:50 pm
Wednesday9:30 am - 3:50 pm
High Plains School K-8 Times:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:20 am - 3:35 pm
Wednesday: 9:20 am - 3:35 pm

Please note the one-hour late start on all Wednesdays during the school year, which will allow time for educators to collaborate in their planning and professional growth opportunities. This new calendar will add four more school days for students, as the previous practice of full days for teacher professional development is being replaced by the Wednesday one-hour late start.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your school.

We hope you have a wonderful remainder of the school year and a restful summer break.

Mike Hausmann
Public Information Officer
Thompson School District