- Park Meadows Elementary
Dear Park Meadows Parents and Guardians,
We hope you are enjoying your summer and are finding ways to stay out of the heat.
As many of you are planners, we wanted to make sure you have had an opportunity to see next year’s school calendar, which is available on our district’s website at https://www.dvusd.org. The calendar can be found under the Our District tab.
Throughout the school year, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools will dismiss early for
Professional Learning Community time. Professional Learning Communities, or PLCs, are school improvement models aimed at improving student learning for each individual student. Early release days provide consistent professional development so that our teachers have time to work with their peers and focus on best practices for student achievement.
For your quick reference, the early release days for the 2019-20 school year are:
1st Semester 2nd Semester
August 16, 23, & 30 January 10, 17, & 31
September, 13, 20, 27 February 7, 14, & 28
October 11, 25 March 6, 13, 27
November 1, 8, & 22 ✔ No early release days in April due to State Testing.
December 6, 13
On the above early release days, school will end 90 minutes earlier than our usual end time. That early release time will be 2:00 pm for Park Meadows. For families who need before or after-school programs, whether it be for just an early release day or for the entire school year, Before and After School programs are available. Information can be found on the district’s website at https://www.dvusd.org under the Parents & Students tab then Early Release Days, or you may simply click here.
There are no adults to supervise students after school ends, unless they are remaining on campus to attend a before/after-school program, all students must be picked up by 2:10 pm. Buses run exactly 90 minutes earlier every early release Friday afternoon. You will find the Start and Dismiss schedule on the District Website under the School Information Tab.
Think you and we look forward to seeing our classrooms filled with students on August 7!
Please watch for more important information about the start of school coming in the next few weeks. Our office re-opens on Wednesday, July 24. Office hours will 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri.
Have a great remainder of the summer!
Joan Wick, Principal