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About Inservice and Minimum (Modified) Days

 

Inservice and minimum school days allow for professional and staff development.

Upland Unified School District believes that high quality, research-based staff development is essential to continuous improvement of teaching skills and concepts. The district provides or coordinates ongoing training that is aligned with the District Strategic Achievement Plan and Board Goals. 

Teachers and administrators participate in conferences and workshops throughout the year that
allow them to grow professionally and provide opportunities for collegial sharing.

Teacher with BooksSome of those workshops included Effective Teaching, Curriculum Alignment and Mapping, Project GLAD, GATE certification, math, writing, reading and intervention strategies, Academic Vocabulary, and Too Good for Drugs. The Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) program provides support to beginning and veteran teachers.

The Peer Assistance and Review Program is in place to provide support to teachers in the areas of content area knowledge and teaching strategies.

Currently, the district offers four staff development days annually and at Pepper Tree Elementary School, 56-minimum days are dedicated to staff development.

Please see our School Calendar for teacher inservice days.

 

 

Related Information

 

School Hours

What are Minimum Days?

Minimum days are also called "Modified Days" (shortened school days).

Modified days school hours:

  • Kindergarten:  All students from 8:00 a.m. -11:25 a.m.
  • Grades 1-6  8:00 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.
  • Every Wednesday is a minimum Day

Note: Modified days are listed on our school calendar as "minimum days." Other schools may refer to these shortened days as "compact days."

2017-2018 Calendar

2017-2018 Calendar of Events

TBA....  Donuts with Dads, Get Fit with Mom, Dine Out Nights, HSA Nominations, 2nd Grade Birds of Prey

August    

17 Kinder Orientation @ 4:30

17 New Parent Orientation @ 5:30   

21 First Day of School

23 Early Release Day 1:05

29 Back to School Night 11:15 Minimum Day dismissal for all students

30 Early Release Day 1:05

September    

4  No School – Labor Day

6 K-3 Picture Day

6 Early Release Day 1:05

7 4-6 Picture Day

13 Early Release Day 1:05

20 PTA Association Meeting @ 8:10

20 Early Release Day 1:05

25 Vision & Hearing K & 5

27 Mileage Club

27 Early Release Day 1:05

27 Social Media Parent Presentation @ 1:15

 

October : Box Tops Collection Month

2 Brock Edwards Assembly

2 -6 Book Fair

 Early Release Day 1:05

11 Early Release Day 1:05

12  Picture make-up Day

18  PTA Association Meeting @ 8:10

18  Early Release Day 1:05

20 Family NIght Magic Show! @7pm

23-27 Red Ribbon Week

24-27 6th grade Science Camp @ Thousand Pines

25  Mileage Club

25  Early Release Day 1:05

30  No School – Teacher Inservice

31 Halloween Parade

 

November 

1 PAJAMA DAY/S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Day

1 Early Release Day 1:05   

4    Family Night OUt (UHS)

6-10 Clothes Closet Collection

7-17 Parent/teacher Conferences: Early Release Days 1:05 dismissal

8    Early Release Day 1:05

9    End of trimester

9    Awards Assemblies

10  No School – Veteran's Day

11 Clothes Closet Sale @UHS 9-11am

15 Thankful fundraiser!

15 Early Release Day 1:05

17 Student Spirit Store

20-24  Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL

29 Early Release Day 1:05

 

December    

6    Early Release Day 1:05

8 Student Spirit Store

11-15 Holiday Gift Shop

13 Early Release Day 1:05

20 Early Release Day 1:05

TBA Winter Class Parties

21  Minimum Day- 11:15 Minimum Day dismissal for all students

22-31    No School - Winter Holiday

 

January        

1-8   No School – Winter Holiday

8 No School -Teacher Inservice Day

9    Return from Winter Break

10 Early Release Day 1:05

17 PTA Association Meeting @ 8:10am

17  Early Release Day 1:05

24 Mileage Club

24 Early Release Day 1:05

26 Reflections Awards

27 Art Day

31 Early Release Day 1:05

     

February Box Tops Collection Month

7  Early Release Day 1:05

9 Student Spirit Store

12   No School - Lincoln’s Birthday

TBA Valentine Class Parties

14 Early Release Day 1:05

19   No School – President’s Day

21 PTA Association Meeting @ 8:10

21 Early Release Day 1:05

22- March 2 Book Fair

23 Award Assemblies

26-27 Parent/Teacher Conferences: Early Release Days 1:05 dismissal

28 Early Release Day 1:05

 

        

March 

1-2 Parent/Teacher Conferences: Early Release Days 1:05 dismissal 

7 Early Release Day 1:05

13 Choral Performance @ UHS

14  K-3 Spring Pics

14  Choral Performance @ UHS

14  Early Release Day 1:05

15  4-6 Spring Pics

16  Student Spirit Day

21  PTA Association Meeting @ 8:10 am

21 Mileage Club

21  Early Release Day 1:05

26-30  No School - Spring Break

                

April      

2  Return from Spring Break

4  6th Grade Panoramic Pictures

6  Gift of Art Luau & Raffle

4  Early Release Day 1:05

11 Imagination Machine

11 Early Release Day 1:05

16-20 Clothes Closet Collection

18 PTA Association Meeting @ 8:10 am

18 Early Release Day 1:05

21 Clothes Closet Sale @ UHS 9-11am

25 Mileage Club

25 Early Release Day 1:05

30 Book Fair Begins

 

May 

1-4  Book Fair

2 Family Reading Night

2 Early Release Day 1:05

7-11 Teacher Appreciation Week

9 Early Release Day 1:05

10   5th Grade Walk Through

11   5th Grade Walk Through

16   Early Release Day 1:05

17   Open House  

18  11:15 Minimum Day dismissal for all students

21   6th Grade Walk Through

22   6th Grade Walk Through

23  Mileage Club

23   Early Release Day 1:05

24   4th Grade Walk Through

25   4th Grade Walk Through

28   No School – Memorial Day

29-31 Parent/Teacher Conferences: Early Release Days 1:05 dismissal

30  Early Release Day 1:05

31 4th Grade Goldrush Day

 

        

June        

1   Award Assemblies

1   6th grade Scandia Trip

1   Parent/Teacher Conferences: Early Release Day 1:05 dismissal

5  6th Grade Promotion

6   Early Release Day 1:05

7    Last Day of School – 11:15 Minimum Day dismissal for all students

7    End of 3rd Trimester

 

 

Pepper Tree School Calendar