Yesterday I was forwarded an email by LCUSD Supt. Wendy Sinnette in which she called our teaching staff’s activities on the first pupil-free collaboration day “highly productive.”
I am a working parent and I had to take the day off. During the day our children went to the library, where we were greeted by other parents. In the afternoon some of the neighborhood kids went to the movies. Do you think children between the ages of 9-12 learn more from watching a movie or from having an in-school day with an hour of math, science, history and English?
I have learned the school board has just eliminated another half day from the calendar: On March 22, LCHS will have early dismissal due to open house that evening. On May 24, the elementary schools will have early dismissal due to open houses in the evening. This additional half day off was approved by the school board despite the statements of its members at the July meeting that they would take greater efforts to communicate with the PTAs, site council, parent and students. Did anyone receive an email, letter, or any notice whatsoever from the LCUSD stating that they intended to eliminate an additional half day from the school calendar? I didn't.