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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.

 

 

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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."

2018-2019 Calendar

2018-2019 Calendar of Events

August     

27 Kinder Orientation @ 4:30

27 New Parent Orientation @ 5:30   

29 First Day of School

29  PTA Membership Drive Begins

29  Early release day @ 1:05

September      

3    No School – Labor Day

4    Back to School Night- MINIMUM DAY 11:15 dismissal for all students

5     Early release day @ 1:05

11   6th grade Camp Meeting @ 5:30 pm

12    Fall Pictures – Grades K-3

12   Early release day @ 1:05

13    Fall Pictures – Grades 4-6

14    PTA Fall Family Night

19    PTA Association meeting @ 8:15 am

19     Early release day @ 1:05

26    Mileage Club

26    Early release day @ 1:05

TBA Vision & Hearing (Kinder & 5th)

October    BOX TOPS COLLECTION MONTH!

3    Early release day @ 1:05

8-12    Book Fair

10   Early release day @ 1:05

11   Make-up picture Day

17   Early release day @ 1:05

19   Family Movie Night/PTA Association meeting @ 6pm

22-26    Red Ribbon Week

23-26    6th Graders at Science Camp

24   Early release day @ 1:05

29   No School – Teacher Inservice

31   Halloween

31   Early release day @ 1:05

TBA Clothes Closet Collection

November    

3    Clothes Closet sale @ UHS

7    Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser

7    Early release day @ 1:05

9    Student Spirit Store

12  No School – Veteran's Day

14   Mileage Club

14   Early release day @ 1:05

15   STEM Assembly

16  End of Trimester - Award Assemblies

19-23  Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL

26-30  Parent/Teacher Conferences- Early release day @ 1:05

28   Mileage Club

28  Early release day @ 1:05

TBA Science Fair Information Night

TBA Holiday Food Drive

December    

5   Early release day @ 1:05

10-14 Winter Holiday Gift Shop

12  Early release day @ 1:05

19  Early release day @ 1:05

19   Winter Staff Luncheon

21   Minimum Day 11:15 dismissal for all students

22   No School

24-31    No School - Winter Holiday

              TBA Holiday Food Drive

January        

1-4   No School – Winter Holiday

7   Return from Winter Break

9    Early release day @ 1:05

12  Talent Show

16  Early release day @ 1:05

16    Family Math Night

21    No School – M.L. King, Jr. Day

23    Mileage Club

23    Early release day @ 1:05

28   Teacher Inservice Day- No School

30    Early release day @ 1:05

31    Dragon Dance Assembly

TBA HSA Nominations

February    BOX TOPS COLLECTION MONTH!

6   Early release day @ 1:05

7   Science Fair Awards

8   Student Spirit Store

9   ART DAY

13  Early release day @ 1:05

15  No School - Lincoln’s Birthday

18  No School – President’s Day

20  Early release day @ 1:00

22  Family Movie Night/PTA Association meeting @ 6pm

27  Mileage Club

27  Early release day @ 1:00

TBA Valentine Parties       

March  

1       End of Trimester/Awards Assemblies

4-8    Parent/Teacher Conferences – Early release days @ 1:05

        Lost & Found in front of office

6   Early release day @ 1:05

8   Student Spirit Store

8   Donuts with Dads @ 7am

13  Mileage Club  

13  Early release day @ 1:05

13  Spring Pictures Grades K-3

14  Spring Pictures Grades 4-6

20  PTA Association Meetin @ 8:15am

20  Early release day @ 1:05

22  Muffins with Mom @ 7am

March 25-29  No School - Spring Break

April      

1   Return from Spring Break

3   6th Grade Panoramic Picture

3   Early release day @ 1:05

10  Mileage Club

10  Early release day @ 1:05

17  Early release day @ 1:05

17  Choral Performance @ UHS

24  PTA Association Meeting @ 8:15 am

24  Imagination Machine Assembly

24  Early release day @ 1:05

29  Spring Book Fair Begins

TBA Clothes Closet Collection

May  

1-3  Spring Book Fair     

1    Early release day @ 1:05

2    Family Reading Night

6-10    Staff Appreciation Week

8   Staff Appreciation Luncheon

8    Early release day @ 1:05

15  Mileage Club

15  Early release day @ 1:05

17  BMX Assembly

21   Open House

21   MINIMUM DAY 11:15 Dismissal for all K-6 students

22  Early release day @ 1:05

23   4th Grade Walk Through California

24   4th Grade Walk Through California

27   No School – Memorial Day

28-31    Parent/Teacher Conferences – Early release days @ 1:05

             Lost & Found in front of office

29  Mileage Club  

29   Early release day @ 1:05  

30   Spelling Bee

TBA Volunteer Assembly

 June

3   6th Grade Walk Through Ancient Civilization

4   6th Grade Walk Through Ancient Civilizations

5   Early release day @ 1:05  

6   5th grade Walk Through  American Revolution

7   5th grade Walk Through  American Revolution

11  Awards Assemblies

TBA   6th grade to Scandia

12   6th Grade Promotion

12   Early release day @ 1:05  

TBA  6th Grade Softball Game

14   Last Day of School –MINIMUM DAY - Dismissal @ 11:15 a.m.

14    End of 3rd Trimester

 

Pepper Tree School Calendar