There are a couple exciting changes coming to the District for the 2021-22 school year! One will impact the start and end times of our schools, and the other is a structural change to our Lapeer Community High School program at the Center for Innovation.
Earlier this year, we did a survey of parents and staff regarding the prospect of aligning the start and end times of the Rolland-Warner 6-7 Campus with our other secondary schools. The feedback we received was overwhelmingly supportive. This change would allow the District to utilize a two-tier busing system, thereby eliminating the late start schedule for Rolland-Warner which has been an outlier for many years.
Pending approval by the Board of Education on June 2, the start and end times for the 2021-22 school year would be as follows:
Prospective Start/End Times for 2021-22 School Year
|School||Start Time||End Time|
|Lapeer High School||7:25 a.m.||2:10 p.m.|
|Community HS||7:31 a.m.||2:10 p.m.|
|Zemmer 8-9 Campus||7:25 a.m.||2:10 p.m.|
|Rolland-Warner 6-7 Campus||7:46 a.m.||2:27 p.m.|
|Lynch Elementary||8:44 a.m.||3:40 p.m.|
|Murphy Elementary||8:44 a.m.||3:40 p.m.|
|Schickler Elementary||8:44 a.m.||3:40 p.m.|
|Turrill Elementary||8:54 a.m.||3:50 p.m.|
These are daily start and end times for students. Office hours will be communicated in building newsletters.
Finally, the Lapeer Community High School program, housed at the Center for Innovation, will transition to a full, six-course (six-hour) schedule with I-Connect starting in the 2021-22 school year. This is more in line with the traditional structure used at Lapeer High School.
While students will continue to use Pearson Connexus, this new full-day structure will provide them with more structure and access to the staff for support. In addition, the new structure will offer teachers more opportunities to participate in collaboration and Professional Development with colleagues.
We are excited about the possibilities this new structure can offer our students and staff!
One thought on “Exciting Changes for the 2021-22 School Year”
While I understand the need to go to a two tiered bussing system I would much prefer my middle schooler to be riding the elementary bus rather than the high school bus. Middle schoolers are at a very fragile stage in adolescence that should not be unduly influenced by the additional “mature” content which can so easily be delivered by high schoolers.