2016 Fall Intersession Information
Fall Intersession will be held October 3-7. 2016 . Parents have been notified by receiving a letter from their child’s school if their child needs to attend Intersession.
Why does my child have to attend Intersession?
Greater Clark County Schools’ daily priority is to provide the best education possible for our students. Our staff works diligently to provide a rigorous and appropriate academic support system for each of our students. It’s important for parents to understand that Intersession is not a punishment for their child, but rather an opportunity for students to receive additional academic/behavior support to help their child succeed.
GCCSchools will be closed for two weeks in October for Fall Break. However, the first week of the break (Intersession week) will be used to provide twenty additional hours of instruction to students who are at risk of being retained. Instruction for students in grades K-8 will be focused on reading proficiency. Intersession for high school students will focus on credit recovery and state required End-of-Course Assessment (ECA) remediation. Identified students who do not participate in this invaluable opportunity will be at risk of not advancing to the next grade level and/or not graduating from high school.
As indicated in our vision and mission statements, the district’s goal is for all students to graduate accepted to a post-secondary opportunity, i.e. four-year college, two-year college, apprenticeship, military, workforce, etc. In order for that to occur, we must make sure all students develop the academic and behavioral skills needed to succeed beyond our school system. Students learn differently, so it is vital that the district differentiates instructional practice to the greatest extent possible to meet student needs. With that in mind, we have implemented a program called IMPACT in which students who have identified academic and/or behavioral skill deficiencies receive additional enrichment during the school day. The IMPACT process includes the development of a written intervention plan for the student which is shared with their parent(s). The plan provides for academic intervention both during the school year and during scheduled Intersession breaks.
Where will Intersession be held?
Fall Intersession will be hosted at the following locations for the specified students:
- Students from Parkwood Elementary– Parkwood Elemetnary
- Students from Northaven Elementary, Spring Hill Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, and Wilson Elementary – Northaven Elementary
- Students from Riverside, Bridgepoint Elementary, Maple Elementary, and Utica Elementary – Riverside Elementary
- Students from Charlestown elementaries, middle, and high schools – Charlestown High
- Students from Jeffersonville middle and high schools – Jeffersonville High
- Students from New Washington elementary, middle, and high schools – New Washington Middle/High
Will the district provide Transportation?
Greater Clark County Schools will provide transportation for the majority of students required to attend Intersession. Charlestown and New Washington area students will be transported to and from their home or designated bus stops. Jeffersonville area middle and high school students will need to report to the elementary school closest to their home to be transported to Jeffersonville High School. Bridgepoint, Maple, Spring Hill, Thomas Jefferson, Utica, and Wilson students will need to report to their home school to catch the bus to their designated Intersession host elementary school. There will be supervision at the elementary schools beginning at 7:15 a.m. At the end of the day, transportation will be provided back to the elementary school, with supervision until 12:30 p.m. No transportation will be provided for Intersession students from Northaven, Riverside, and Parkwood Elementary. Those students need to report directly to their school.
Students should arrive no earlier than 7:15 a.m. Parents should plan to pick-up students no later than 12:30 p.m.
Will the district provide breakfast and lunch?
Greater Clark County Schools and Aramark will operate the Food Service Program during Intersession at all designated schools. Free meals will be made available to all children attending Intersession, any children 18 years of age and under, and to persons over 18 years old who are enrolled in a state approved educational program for the mentally and physically disabled.
Is there day care provided?
Yes, Communities in Schools will provide day care from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Wilson Elementary School and students will be transported to the assigned intersession site.