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Upcoming early release and no school days

There are two shortened school weeks this month: 
  • Nov. 21-23: No school, Thanksgiving break
  • Nov. 28-29: Early release day. No preschool. 
  • Nov. 30: No school
Wednesday, Nov. 28 and Thursday, Nov. 29 are early release days built into the school calendar for teacher and staff professional development. 

Students will be dismissed at the times shown below on Wednesday, Nov. 28 and Thursday, Nov. 29. All students will eat lunch at school at their regular scheduled time.

SCHOOLRELEASE TIME
Hillcrest Community School1:50 p.m.
Indian Mounds Elementary School1:20 p.m.
Normandale Hills Elementary School1:20 p.m.
Oak Grove Elementary School1:20 p.m.
Olson Elementary School1:20 p.m.
Poplar Bridge Elementary School1:20 p.m.
Ridgeview Elementary School1:30 p.m.
Valley View Elementary School1:20 p.m.
Washburn Elementary School1:20 p.m.
Westwood Elementary School1:20 p.m.

We realize that the early release schedule may present challenges for some families. We appreciate your understanding our commitment to providing staff with dedicated time for developing curriculum and instructional strategies and analyzing data to ensure we’re meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of all students.


After school care Nov. 28-29

Community Education is offering additional classes on the early release days. See the schedule of classes and fees

Kids’ SAFARI is offering limited care to families who are registered for Kids’ SAFARI. The deadline to register for November Early Release Days is Wednesday, Nov. 14. No drop-ins will be available on Early Release Days.

Nov. 30 - NO SCHOOL

Kids’ SAFARI will be open for Non-School Day care on Friday, Nov. 30. Register as soon as possible.