EIS makes slight modification to highschool calendar | Training
The remaining Fridays of the Elizabethtown Independent School District calendar have been converted from shortened school days to regular instructional days.
The revised school calendar, which also includes a make-up day scheduled for May 17, which was approved during Monday’s EIS Board of Education meeting.
EIS canceled school four days this past winter because of weather conditions. One of those days was made up Feb. 21. The other three days are made up in this revised school calendar.
“Anytime we have school closures, we have to amend the school calendar and the board has to approve the school calendar for us to send to the Kentucky Department of Education,” Assistant Superintendent for Student Services and Support Steve Smallwood said during Monday’s meeting.
The revised school calendar also sets the last day of preschool for May 18.
The last day of class for kindergarten through 12th-grade students remains May 26. The last day for teachers and certified staff remains May 27.
The board on Monday also heard a presentation from Carole Brown of her Community Work Transition Program as well as Employment Specialist Karie Pettus and Brandy Bodnar, teacher at Project Search.
Brown said part of the vision and mission of EIS is to move students forward and one way they do that is through their Community Work Transition Program and Project Search for students with special needs. The programs were implemented during the 2019-2020 school year.
Pettus said the programs are a way to provide work readiness training and skills.
“It’s been a huge blessing to see these kids grow and get ready for life,” Pettus said.
Additionally, as National Teacher Appreciation week is celebrated the first full week of May, the board approved a resolution declaring May 2-6 as Teacher Appreciation Week with Teacher Appreciation Day slated for May 3.
“This is a time for public recognition of the contributions provided by the teacher toward the development of this community and for the influence of the teacher upon the lives of each of us,” the resolution said.
The board also recognized students of the month for April. They are:
• Landon Sanford of Elizabethtown High School
• Kate Braeger of TK Stone Middle School
• Megan Ploetz of Helmwood Heights Elementary School
• Greyson Hughes of Morningside Elementary School
• Skylar Reed of Panther Academy