After analyzing the responses from the survey sent out this last week, we plan to dismiss classes at 2:56p on Wednesdays and Fridays for the remainder of the school year, keeping 3:00p for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. About 85% of the respondents to the survey were in favor of this option. Thanks to the almost 200 who responded.
We are continuing to study options to be able to dismiss school every day at 2:56p, but for now, we will only be dismissing at the earlier time twice a week. It is very difficult to make adjustments the other days, due to academic time requirements of the Colombian and U.S. systems, without shortening break and lunch times or coming earlier. We are able to shorten Wed and Fri due to the secondary schedule having some elasticity these days. At this time, we are not ready to deal with all the implications of making changes in the Mon/Tue/Thu schedules, but we are continuing to look at options that will not negatively affect the current school standards or rhythms.