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4 Day Week Information

4- Day Survey Results

  • WUSD Parents and staff were surveyed in March 2020 regarding the 4 day week. 247 Parents responded to the survey. 100 staff members reponded.  Results are shown below

    60% of parents who completed the survey reported a positive impact on their child academically 
    27.8 % stated no academic change
    12.2 % stated the 4-day had a negative impact academically

    Parent Comments compiled by topic:
    Postive comments:

    Increased family time     32% 80
    Schedules/appointments       6% 14
    positive emotionally      10% 25
    Academically      12% 30
    longer weekend      11% 26
    negative/ daycare      12% 30
    other      17% 42

    Parent Concerns:                                                                      

    None/positive 71% 174
    childcare  4% 10
    length of day   5 % 13
    academic 7% 18
    extracurricular 3% 6
    free time 3% 6
    other 7% 18

    Staff reported 92% improvement in their personal life and an 82% positive impact on their job.


    Comments section compiled by topic:
    Positive staff comments  

    Balanced Life/ Mental Health 70% 70
    Academic 12% 12
    Other 18% 18

    Staff concerns:

    Academic Stresses 24% 24
    None 51% 51
    Loss of pay/hours 4% 4
    Other 21% 21

                           

Start day and school schedules

  • July 29, 2019 - First day of School

    8:00am - 3:15pm  Festival Foothills Elementary 

    8:00am - 3:15pm  Hassayampa Elementary 

    8:00am - 3:30pm  Vulture Peak Middle School (upon board approval)

    8:00am - 3:30pm Wickenburg High School

    Offices will be open Monday - Thursday 7:30am to 4:00pm  closed on Fridays


     

Message From Our Superintendent

  •  3/8/2019
     
    WUSD Parents & Guardians,
     
    Last night the WUSD Governing Board approved a four day week calendar for the 2019-2020 school year.  It was a decision the board considered thoughtfully and completely in recognition of the impact this change will have on the district's students, families and staff members.
     
    You will find a copy of the newly adopted calendar at the link located on the left hand side of this webpage.  We also have continued to maintain other helpful four day week information at this location as well.
     
    The primary goal of this change is to enhance the district's ability to attract and retain high quality teachers for our children.  We know that high quality teachers make a difference when it comes to student learning and trust that the four day week will pay dividends in this area.
     
    I thank all who participated in this process through responding to surveys and providing feedback.  We will now move toward implementation of the four day week schedule for next school year and will provide any necessary additional information as it becomes available.
    Best regards,
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