Participation in 6 “PLUS” time is encouraged for our EPS middle school students. “PLUS” time will be held Monday-Friday from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
-- Receive extra help or structured time to study.
-- Complete homework with guidance.
-- Explore activities that would have not been traditionally offered in the middle school schedule.
-- Become civically involved and demonstrate leadership with community partners and guest speakers.
-- Participate in intramural activities that enhance fundamental skills and build upon sportsmanship.
-- Minimize the amount of time students have to exhaust on homework at home, maximizing family time and other evening activities.
6 PLUS FAQs
Q: What electives will be a part of the 6 hour day?
A: Band, Chorus, Art, and Technology will be embedded into the school day. Other electives, depending on student course request, may be offered from 2:30-3:30.
Q: Will students be offered transportation home at 3:30 following their “plus” hour?
A: Yes, as long as the student lives where bus transportation is provided.
Q: When will middle school students serving detention or in school placement be dismissed?
A: In School Placement (ISP) will operate from 8:00 am-3:20pm. Detention will operate from 2:30-3:20. Students serving after school detention or ISP must be picked up by parent.
Q: How will I enroll my student in a “PLUS” hour?
A. Parent consent form will be available the first week of school. This form will include whether a student will be participating, what days of the week they will attend, and outline what communication will be provided by parent in the case a student will not be in attendance. This form will also outline expectations for “PLUS” time. “PLUS” time will not start until the first full week of school.
Q: If my child participates in athletics, will they be transported to their practice site at 2:30?
A: Yes. 7th and 8th students enrolled in athletics will be transported to their practice site. Students must be picked up by their parents following practice.
Q: If my child only participates in one sport, will my child be eligible for the “PLUS hour during the off season?
A: Yes. Your child will be able to participate in the many offerings from 2:30-3:30. There will also be some intramural sports clubs depending on the availability of facilities and weather.
Q: Will the “PLUS” time be the only opportunity my child can receive extra help?
A: No. “PLUS” time does not take the place of built in-interventions in your child’s 6-hour schedule.