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Pioneer Elementary

School Hours

School Starts

School Starts

  • Monday-Friday:  8:55 AM - 3:25 PM
  • Late-Start Wednesday:9:55 AM
Why Late Start Wednesdays?

Why Late Start Wednesdays?

In the 2013-2014 school year the Ontario School District implemented a Late Start Wednesday schedule. These Late-Start Wednesdays provide time for the district’s teachers to regularly engage in activities designed to increase student learning and achievement. As a result, each school starts one hour later than normal every Wednesday throughout the school year. On late-start Wednesdays teachers will arrive at school at their regular time. They will then spend this time in professional training and collaboration activities related to:
  • Data analysis - Using data to collaborate, plan and implement improved instructional practices for all of our students
  • Common Core State Standards - approved by the state legislature that change expectations for teaching and learning and are intended to help students become more ready for college and careers
  • Learning and implementing a new state-required teacher evaluation system that gives teachers specific and comprehensive feedback on what they need to do in order to improve student instruction
  • Examining individual student progress and developing plans to adjust teaching strategies and techniques in order to help students be more successful.
  • Standards based grading practices