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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."

2019-2020 Calendar

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2019-2020 Calendar of Events

August     

26 Kinder Orientation @ 4:30

26 New Parent Orientation @ 5:30   

28 First Day of School

28  PTA Membership Drive Begins

28  Early release day @ 1:05

September      

2    No School – Labor Day

4     Early release day @ 1:05

5    Back to School Night - REGULAR DISMISSAL

6    MINIMUM DAY 11:15 dismissal for all students

11   Room Parent Meeting

11   Fall Pictures – Grades K-3

11   Early release day @ 1:05

12   Fall Pictures – Grades 4-6

17   6th Grade Camp Meeting

18    Early release day @ 1:05

25    PTA Association meeting @ 1:05 pm

25    Mileage Club

25    Early release day @ 1:05

26   PTA Fall Family Night

 

TBA Vision & Hearing (Kinder & 5th)

October    

2    Early release day @ 1:05

7-11    Book Fair

8    Fun Run Fundraiser Pep Rally

9    Mileage Club

9    Early release day @ 1:05

16   Make-up Picture Day

16   Early release day @ 1:05

18   Family Movie Night/PTA Association meeting @ 5:30 pm

21-24    Red Ribbon Week

23    Mileage Club

23    Early release day @ 1:05

24    Spirit Store

30   Early release day @ 1:05

31   HALLOWEEN PARADE @ 8:15 am

 

November    

1    Teacher Inservice/NO SCHOOL

4-15  Clothes Closet Collection

5-8   6th Grade Camp

6    Early release day @ 1:05

11  No School – Veteran's Day

13   Mileage Club

13   Early release day @ 1:05

14   Anti-bullying Assembly

16    Clothes Closet sale @ UHS

20  Early release day @ 1:05

22  End of Trimester - Award Assemblies

25-29  Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL

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

 

TBA Science Fair Information Night

 

December    

2-10    Parent/Teacher Conferences – Early release days @ 1:05

            Lost & Found in front of office

4   Early release day @ 1:05

9-15 Winter Holiday Gift Shop

9-15 Winter Holiday Food Drive

11  Early release day @ 1:05

11   Mileage Club

18-20 Winter Class Parties

18  Early release day @ 1:05

20   Minimum Day 11:15 dismissal for all students

23-31    No School - Winter Holiday

              

January        

1-3   No School – Winter Holiday

6   Return from Winter Break

8    Early release day @ 1:05

8    Mileage Club

15  Early release day @ 1:05

17   Recycling Assembly

20    No School – M.L. King, Jr. Day

22    Mileage Club

22    Early release day @ 1:05

24    Family Movie Night/PTA Association meeting @ 5:30pm

27   Teacher Inservice Day- No School

29    Early release day @ 1:05

 

TBD- Reflections Art Program Ceremony

February    BOX TOPS COLLECTION MONTH!

5   Early release day @ 1:05

5    Muffins with Mom @ 7am

6   Science Fair Awards

8   Student Spirit Store

10  No School - Lincoln’s Birthday

12  Early release day @ 1:05

12  Mileage Club

12-14 Valentine's Class Parties

17  No School – President’s Day

20  Early release day @ 1:05

22  Family Movie Night/PTA Association meeting @ 6pm

26  Mileage Club

26  Early release day @ 1:05

      

March  

4   Early release day @ 1:05  

6   End of Trimester/Awards Assemblies

6   Spirit Store

9-13    Parent/Teacher Conferences – Early release days @ 1:05

        Lost & Found in front of office

11   Donuts with Dads @ 7am

11  Early release day @ 1:05

11  Mileage Club  

18  Early release day @ 1:05

18  Spring Pictures Grades K-3

19  Spring Pictures Grades 4-6

25  PTA Association Meeting @ 1:15am

25  Early release day @ 1:05

25  Mileage Club

26  Spring Family Night

 

April      

1   Early release day @ 1:05

6-10  No School - Spring Break

13  Return from Spring Break

15   6th Grade Panoramic Picture

15   Early release day @ 1:05

15  Choral Performance @ UHS: 6:00 (K-2)  7:00 (3-6)

22  Mileage Club

22  Early release day @ 1:05

22  PTA Association Meeting @ 1:15 am

29  Early release day @ 1:05

27- 1  Spring Book Fair Begins

30  Family Reading Night

TBA Clothes Closet Collection

TBA  Imagination Machine Assembly

 

May  

1   Spring Book Fair     

2   Kiwanis Track Meet

4-8    Staff Appreciation Week

6   Staff Appreciation Luncheon

6    Early release day @ 1:05

13  Mileage Club

13  Early release day @ 1:05

14   4th Grade Walk Through California

15   4th Grade Walk Through California

20  PTA Association Meeting @ 1:15 am

21   Open House (Classrooms open 6-7:30)

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

25   No School – Memorial Day

26-29    Parent/Teacher Conferences – Early release days @ 1:05

             Lost & Found in front of the office

27  Mileage Club  

27   Early release day @ 1:05  

29   UHS Senior Walk

 

 June

1   6th Grade Walk Through Ancient Civilization

2   6th Grade Walk Through Ancient Civilizations

3   Early release day @ 1:05  

4   5th grade Walk Through the American Revolution

5   5th grade Walk Through the American Revolution

8  Awards Assemblies

10   6th Grade Promotion

10   Early release day @ 1:05  

11  6th Grade Softball Game

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

12    End of 3rd Trimester

 

Pepper Tree School Calendar