Change of Schedule for 2017-2018

Posted on 2017-07-17

Welcome back to another great year at New Bridge school! We are so excited and thankful for the amazing things that took place during this first year. As a school, we have a lot to celebrate. We officially became a Platinum school and were recognized during the June STEM conference in Provo. We also became one of the leading schools in the United States in implementing the Engineering process with the Launch program from Project Lead the Way. Finally, we celebrate our SAGE results and the many amazing students, parents and teachers that make our school one of the best in the state.

At New Bridge School, our philosophy is to meet every child individually wherever they are, struggling or excelling. Therefore, the need for an adjustment in schedule is imperative.  Beginning in August 2017, students will be released  daily at 2:30 pm instead of 3:00. While this might require changes in your planning time, we felt that it was necessary to continue providing the best instruction for our  students..  

Currently the teachers have a one-hour preparation period during the day while the students are on the computer. As our school grows, the need to adapt our instruction and refine our practices is essential.  By shortening the day by 30 minutes, we will reduce the preparation hour for teachers during the day and give them time after school to connect with other grade level teachers to align their instruction. The benefits this will bring to every student will be enormous.

Again, we do understand that there may be some concerns regarding these changes. If, after reading this you still have some concerns you wish to be addressed, please do not hesitate to call the school at (801) 737-8100, and a member of staff will be happy to explain the new release times in greater detail.

Thank you for your continued support.

Warmly,

Vincent Ardizzone
Principal
New Bridge School
801 430 2955