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Red Lake Schools adding 15 minute extension to the school day, enhancing student achievement

To best meet student academic achievement needs as measured by Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) taken in April, the Red Lake Board of Education and Education Minnesota – Red Lake chose to extend the school day at the Regular School Board Meeting of February 19, 2014. Increasing the school day will allow staff to better focus on each student's learning needs rather than further extending the school year into mid June. The extended day schedule begins on Monday, February 24, 2014.

The request was approved to allow for increased learning time for student performance as evaluated by the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) which will be taken starting on April 7 through May 18, 2014.

The change for the end of the school day to 3:30 pm will begin on Monday, February 24, 2014 until the last day of school for students which is June 4, 2014. The last day for certified staff will end at noon on June 5, 2014.

School will start on Mondays at 9:00 AM., and on Tuesdays through Fridays at 8:00 AM.

Students will be released everyday at 3:30 pm.

Bus pickups will continue as normally scheduled, however bus drop-offs will be 15 minutes later.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Red Lake High School, Middle School, Red Lake Elementary and the Ponemah School.

RLE/ECC – Will add 15 minutes/ day to each student's two Small Group Literacy Blocks. This block's focus is Reading and Math. All staff are involved in the delivery of this remediation.

Ponemah School – Will extend their Remediation/Enrichment Period 15 minutes daily. This is one of the times when students are provided individualized remediation. The focus is Reading and Math. All staff are involved in this core skill building period.

RLMS – As the result of the SIG, the emphasis on improving core instruction and student learning in all classes has been a school year focus. This improvement will be measured through increased student achievement on the MCA. Therefore, each class time will be increased 2 minutes. All staff are involved in this focus.

RLHS – the development and delivery of an Individualized 30 Minute Test Prep Class focusing on the area tested at that grade level. 15 minutes are from the extended day minutes and 15 minutes are a reduction in the length of other classes. All staff are involved.

9th Grade focus is prep for the Writing Assessment.

10th Grade focus is MCA Reading.

11th Grade focus is MCA Math.

12th Grade focus is post secondary transition to include the job market.

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