Ohhhhh this is it folks. The last school day of 2012-2013! Time really flies when you are having fun. I know this summer will be short and sweet for most of us so I want to send you a word regarding a slight change for the coming school year.
In order to create some additional efficiency within the district, SLLIS has decided to change and stagger the bell times (the instructional school day start and end) between campuses. While this change will shorten the school day, it is still within the required state guidelines. The Papin campus bell times will remain at an 8:40 am start time and an adjusted 3:10 pm dismissal time. The Pine campus bell times will be adjusted to a 9:00 am start time with a remaining 3:30 pm dismissal time.
The largest efficiency created by this is the allowance to share bus routes among all the schools. Instead of having two different buses stop at the same ten locations and each pick up twenty students, one bus is able to go to all ten stops and pick up the forty students. As we all know, the bus allows many students to be a part of the SLLIS mission that otherwise would not be afforded the means to attend. This small change is one way for SLLIS to keep the cost of that transportation as reasonable as possible for the district, better providing for the continued service.
The twenty minute variance to the start or end time of our campus instructional day will take some additional planning within our schools.
Now, it’s time to tuck this announcement away until August. Have a safe and happy summer!
Director of Operations