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Six Day (A-F) Schedule for Specials

The
 New
 Manalapan Englishtown Regional Schools Schedule 


In the spring of 2018, a decision was made by the administrative team to implement a schedule premised on a six-day rotation in each of the five elementary schools. The purpose of this new schedule is to maximize student time devoted to learning and to minimize interruptions. At the heart of this new schedule is more consistency and predictability, particularly with supplemental services and special subjects. We greatly appreciate your support as we implement this new schedule and work together to watch its evolution throughout the year.

 

Below
 is
 the 
information
 you
 need
 to 
understand 
the
 schedule 
and 
to
 help 
your
 child
 be
 prepared 
each 
day
 for
 school.  

What
 Does 
A 
Six-Day
 Rotation 
Mean
 and 
How
 Will
 I 
Know
 What
 Day 
It

 Is?

Effective September 2018, the school will follow a six-day rotation similar to MEMS.  Instead of defining a week as Monday through Friday, staff and students will follow a six day rotation where each day is labeled as A, B, C, D, E, or F (NOTE: This does not mean there are six days of school each week.). The six letter days cycle throughout the year. It is important to know the letter day for each calendar date, so students are properly prepared for their special subject.  

For example, 
instead 
of physical education
 being 
every 
Wednesday, 
it 
might 
be
 every 
“C” 
day for your child’s class. 

You
 will 
receive 
your child’s “encore” (or specials) schedule from 
your
 child’s 
teacher
 on 
the 
first 
days 
of 
school.

You
 will 
soon 
become 
familiar 
and
 comfortable 
with 
keeping
 track
 of 
the
 cycle,
 but
 this 
information 
can
 be 
found 
in 
a 
variety 
of 
places:

  • on the website calendar
  • on the calendar sent home in September

What does some of the language mean regarding the new schedule? 


You
 may hear
 your 
children 
and
 teachers
 talk
 about the 
“WIN”
or a 
“What I Need”
 time 
of 
the
 day.  “WIN”
 is
 an
 abbreviation
 for
 segment of the day which is focused on individualized learning needs. Every
 class
 is
 assigned
 a
 “WIN”
 time
 which
 occurs
 at
 the
 same
 time
 each
 day
 of the six-day cycle. This
 critical
 block 
of time
 serves 
as 
a 
window 
in 
which 
no
 new 
instruction
 takes
 place.
  This
 block
 is 
when
 support services,
 such
 as
 speech,
 occupational
 therapy, reading intervention, math intervention, and enrichment are scheduled
 for
 each class. 

Students
 who 
do 
not
 receive
 services
 
on
 a
 particular
 “letter” day
 will remain
 in
 the
 classroom where the teacher
 will
 provide
 reinforcement 
and/or 
enrichment
 at
 this 
time. Please 
note,
 that
 depending
 upon
 a
 child’s
 individual
 needs,
 there
 may
 be
 other
 times
 in
 the
 day
 when
 he
 or
 she
 may
 need
 to
 receive
 services,
 but
 the
 majority
 of
 students
 will
 be
 scheduled
 during
 WIN.

 

How often will my child have an “encore” or  “special” during a six-day rotation?

An “encore” is another name for “specials” (i.e. art, music, physical education, media center, technology, etc.)

“Days” and frequency are no 
longer
 defined
 with 
a five‐day
 week (Monday-Friday),
 but
 through the
 six‐day letter 
rotation
 (A-F).

 

Below are the six-day encores
 (or special subjects) over
 a 
six‐day
 cycle:

  • Physical
 Education: 
40
 minutes
 2x
 per six-day 
cycle
  • Art:
 40
 minutes
 1x 
per six-day 
cycle
  • Music: 
40 
minutes
1x 
per 
six-day cycle
  • Media Center: 40 minutes 1x per six-day cycle
  • Technology: 40 minutes 1x per six-day cycle
  • Guidance: 40 minutes 1x per six-day cycle

We 
look 
forward 
to 
a 
wonderful 
school
 year!