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Teacher professional collaboration time will continue to be on Mondays when it returns for the 2017-18 school year at all MMSD middle and high schools.  What it means is the early release of middle and high school students on most Mondays, in order to coordinate with MMSD elementary schools which have early release on every Monday.

Professional collaboration time is based on the long-standing concept that high-quality school districts provide teachers with time for collaboration in order to improve instruction and overall student achievement. Prior to its implementation, middle and high school teachers had minimal time to collaborate.

Bus schedules will be adjusted to accommodate the early release times.  After-school opportunities for middle school students during the collaboration times will be provided through MSCR.

Early release dates (all Mondays) for the 2017-18 year for all middle and high schools:

September 11, 18, 25 December 11 March 5, 19
October 2, 9, 16, 30 January 8, 22, 29 April 2, 9, 16, 30
November 6, 13*, 27 February 12, 19 May 7, 14, 21

*November 13 is early release for high schools only. Middle schools have early release on November 15 for parent/teacher conferences. Early release times for parent/teacher conferences do not coincide with the early release times for teacher collaboration times below. 


Middle and high school start and dismissal times will be as follows:

Starting Times Dismissal Times Early Release
Badger Rock 8:25 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Black Hawk 7:35 a.m. 2:52 p.m. 1:52 p.m.
Cherokee 7:35 a.m. 2:42 p.m. 1:42 p.m.
Hamilton 7:35 a.m. 2:42 p.m. 1:42 p.m.
Jefferson 7:35 a.m. 2:42 p.m. 1:42 p.m.
O'Keeffe 7:35 a.m. 2:52 p.m. 1:52 p.m.
Sennett 7:35 a.m. 2:42 p.m. 1:42 p.m.
Sherman 7:35 a.m. 2:52 p.m. 1:52 p.m.
Spring Harbor 7:35 a.m. 2:42 p.m. 1:42 p.m.
Toki 7:35 a.m. 2:42 p.m. 1:42 p.m.
Whitehorse 7:35 a.m. 2:42 p.m. 1:42 p.m.
Wright 8:13 a.m. 3:24 p.m. 2:24 p.m.

Starting Times Dismissal Times Early Release
East 8:15 a.m. 3:39 p.m. 2:31 p.m.
La Follette 8:16 a.m. 3:39 p.m. 2:27 p.m.
Memorial 8:14 a.m. 3:40 p.m. 2:36 p.m.
West 8:10 a.m. 3:41 p.m. 2:39 p.m.
Shabazz 8:45 a.m. 3:20 p.m. 2:20 p.m.