Statement regarding late start Wednesdays

Dear OPRF Students, Families, and Staff,

Over the past few weeks, we have been engaged in several conversations regarding whether it might be best to switch our “late start Wednesdays” to “early out Wednesdays,” beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. This conversation began for several reasons, including looking to find a way to address the large number of student tardies that we see week in and week out on Wednesday mornings. Ultimately, we decided not to eliminate late start Wednesdays. They will continue as planned and will be published on our website and in next year’s student handbook. Because chronic tardiness interrupts the school day for all, we do plan to continue to review the effectiveness of this model during the coming school year.

Sincerely,

Greg Johnson, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction