•  4 Day School Week  

4 Day Week Information

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,

Timeline

  • Below is a list of how information is being sent out regarding the proposed 4 day school week.  Your feedback and questions are encouraged to help in this decision.  We hope you will take advange of our face to face events and/or answer our survey questions.  The presentation and survey has been emailed to families.  Surveys can be found at the schools, at the District Office and here on our website.  To watch powerpoint and give feedback, click on the appropriate tab to the left on this page

     

    Wednesday, January 23

    PowerPoint and survey to staff

    Thursday, January 24

    PowerPoint and survey to parents

    Thursday, January 24

    Link on Website with information/PowerPoint and survey

    Friday, January 25

    Flyer home with students at HES, VP and FFES

    Friday, January 25

    Information to Sun City Festival Community Manager

    Wednesday, January 30

    Article in Wickenburg Sun

     

    Wednesday, January 30     5:00-6:00pm

     

    Face to Face Q & A with Dr. Carlson, Superintendent, Erin Johnson, Director of Business Services and Debbie Hodgkiss, Director of Educational Services in Board room

    Thursday, February 7         5:30-6:30pm

    Face to Face Q & A @ Festival Foothills Elementary with Dr. Carlson, Superintendent, Erin Johnson, Director of Business Services and Debbie Hodgkiss, Director of Educational Services in FES Library

    Tuesday, February 12    Beginning at 4:00pm

    Facebook Live Q & A with Dr. Carlson and Valarie Shumway

    Thursday, February 14

    Presentation to the School Board  6:30 pm in the Board room

    Thursday, March 7

    School Board Vote - Approved

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