First of five early dismissal school days for professional learning start Sept. 26

Article Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

​​This school year in Anglophone West School District, there are five early dismissal days for students to provide professional learning opportunities for teachers:  

  • Tuesday, September 26
  • Tuesday, October 24
  • Tuesday, February 27
  • Tuesday, April 24
  • Tuesday, May 29 

This new model aligns with best practice and ensures consistency with all school districts in the province.

“As teachers learn and grow, so do their students,” said Catherine Blaney, Interim Superintendent, Anglophone West School District.  “"Professional learning for teachers creates better student learning and is the key component to improving teacher practice.”

On these days, there is early dismissal from school for students who will attend classes in the morning.    

The overall amount of professional learning time in the school calendar remains the same as previous school years.  What has changed is the format and quality of the professional learning, while keeping students in school as much as possible.