The Indiana Dept. of Education and the Noblesville Teachers Forum have approved Noblesville Schools’ plan to make up two days of school by extending the school day. The extended days will begin March 17 and continue through the end of the school year.
The middle school and high school day for students (grades 6-12) will be extended by 17 minutes (seven minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the afternoon). The day for these schools will begin at 7:28 a.m. and end at 2:45 p.m. Middle school and high school students who ride the bus should expect the bus seven minutes earlier each morning and expect to arrive home 10 minutes later each afternoon.
The elementary school day (early childhood through grade 5) for students will be extended by 14 minutes (four minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the afternoon). The day for these schools will begin at 8:36 a.m. and end at 3:35. Elementary students who ride the bus should expect the bus four minutes earlier each morning and expect to arrive home 10 minutes later each afternoon.
On Early Release Days, students will be released 30 minutes early. Early release dismissal times are 2:15 p.m. for middle school and high school students; and 3:05 p.m. for elementary students.
With the adjustment in the 2013-14 calendar, the student school year will end on June 4, for grades K-8 and on May 30 for high schoolers.
To date, Noblesville Schools has missed six student days because of bad weather. With a waiver granted by the DOE for the day missed on Jan. 7, the school district is required to make up five days. The extended day plan will take care of two of those days. The flex days scheduled for June 2 through 4 will be used for grades K-8 to make up the additional three days that are required. The high school is making up missed days through eLearning in March and April.