Being a sub, my time is 7:20-2:20. I'm usually there before 7:00 so I get a parking space.

Parents/buses can drop off students starting at 7:15 as we serve breakfast. There is a staff meeting a couple of times/month and committee meetings a couple of times/month. Release time is 3:30 on those days.

This isn't a vent, but it doesn't really fit anywhere else.

Seems like an appropriate post for the busy board

My last teaching job was 8:20-2:40 as I recall... we were supposed to stay until 2:10. That extra 30 minutes was our official "prep" time (no prep time during the day- we were with kids all but 20 minutes duty free lunch).

School is open for students at 7. Duty teachers must be on post by 7. All teachers must be in their rooms by 7:15. Dismissal is 2:40. Teachers can leave at 3:15.

Our contract day is 7:30-3:30. We have required meetings until 4:30-5:00 at least 1x per week, sometimes 2x.

The student day is 8:00-3:00.

We provide playground and crosswalk supervision from 7:4-8:00 and 3:00-3:15. Teachers have one of those duties once per week. I always see at least 10-15 kids already on the playground when I get to work at 7:30 in the morning. There are also a good 10+ kids in the lobby waiting to be picked up until 4:00 PM or later.

School officially starts at 9.00am, and there is a teacher on duty in the playground from 8.30 on.

School finishes at 3.00pm and the last bus (of two) leaves at 3.10. One teacher per day is rostered to wait outside with those waiting to be picked up, but that rarely lasts past 3.15 or so.

However, in the morning, I generally arrive early (about 7.45). Some days I have arrived and there are already children in the playground. They're generally pretty quiet, just sitting talking, but they are completely unsupervised, without even an adult on the premises, and our school is in farmland, isolated from houses and not overlooked by anything but grapevines, pasture and the occasional kangaroo or brown snake. They and parents have been spoken to repeatedly about the dangers of this, butit has apparently been an ongoing problem (I'm new this year).

We canleave whenever we want after the last student has gone, except on Monday when there's a staff meeting. Usually everyone is there until at least 4.

Like Tiamat, school is 9am - 3pm. We only have duty times at morning break and lunchtime as well as having a teacher check children onto the first and second buses (principal and DP usually but any of us will do it if and when needed - particularly if one of them isn't looking too well or needs to get away) We only have nine full time teachers.

We only need be at school by 8.30 but must be there till 4pm although our principal/DP are good at letting scoot out for appointments if need be. Kids don't usually arrive at school before 8am and parents are told that no-one is on duty but we are of course there if needed (two or three of us are there from just after 7am).

I like the peace before school to get work done as parents are more likely to want to see you after school. We have one staff meeting a week/every second week and one week per term is 'Green Week' - so called because we are all sick and tired of it all by then! The DP is the senior school head teacher and dislikes meetings so we rarely have them - she says we catch up before school anyway or she can briefly tell us at morning tea. If it is forms or more detailed, she'll stick it is our cubbyhole or email it to us.

Students begin arriving at 7:30, classes begin at 8:00. We begin loading buses at 3:15 and hopefully they pull out of the parking lot at 3:30. Teachers are required to stay until 3:40.

This is my first year loving my schedule (it's been pretty bad in my previous schools.)

Teacher hours are 8:15-3:45
kids hours are 9:00-3:30 (they can enter the building at 8:45 for breakfast and buses leave between 3:30-3:45...so if you have bus duty (one week per month) you might get out a little past 3:45
I love having 30-40ish minutes first thing in the morning without kids as a special ed teacher because we schedule all of our IEP meetings to take place during that time. In previous schools I was constantly pulled from instruction for IEP meetings. Now, the most I miss of instruction for IEP meetings is the first 10-15 minutes of the school day and that doesn't really matter much to my kids because they're doing their morning routine.

Contract times and start times for students are the same (8am every day)
students leave at 220 every day, teachers stay until 3:40 on Mondays, 3:35 on Tuesdays and then we get to leave at 220 with the students on Wednesday through Friday

Kids start to come at 7:15 and they are on the bus at 3:45.
One day a week kids leave at 1.
Teachers have to be at school at 7:00 and they can leave at 4:40.

I always have the longest day when I post on these (but kristeacher 7-4:40 has me beat).

My day is 8:15-4:30 so 8 hours and 15 minutes. At my last school (same district) it was 7:15-3:45 so 8 1/2 hours and I don’t understand how two schools in the same district can have differing contract hours. But at my new school we do have meetings about once per week before school so maybe that’s why.

So I get there at 8:15, kids can come in at 8:30 for breakfast, bell for instruction rings at 8:55, dismissal bell rings at 4:15, and I can leave at 4:30 which is about when the last bus leaves. Though lately my last bus hasn’t been showing up til around 4:35 so I’ve been waiting outside with one of my kids til then.

Elementary was 8:35-3:45 for students. Teachers in building by 8:30, out at 3:45. 1 hour long meeting every week after school. This is a rural district. Funny, the city school, filled with poor needy students, actually has one hour LESS per day! Those poor students who need the most intervention and time in school, get the least. Why? Every city or town has their own contract.

School starts at 8:30 but two days a week I have morning duty starting at 8:15. The other three days I have to meet them at the door at 8:25. I have a 35 minute (in theory) duty-free lunch but I have to walk them to the lunch room and pick them up again. So, it's really 30 minutes for lunch. The bell rings at 3:25 but I have bus duty every day until 3:35. Our contract times are 8:15 to 3:45 with a 35 minute unpaid lunch.

Teachers report at 8:00 and are supposed to leave at 3:45 pm.

We share buses with a middle school so the buses can be later and MANY days we are stuck waiting for double routes so teachers have to keep students while waiting for a LONG time!!!!!

Many days all of the buses are not gone until 4:15 -4:45 pm!!!!!!!!!!!!

We start dismissal at 3:15 with car riders released then usually 1-3 buses are called.

It is getting very frustrating with the late buses daily!!!

Kids are let in at 7:45 and go to breakfast or wait in the gym. They are released to class at 8:00, so teachers actually need to be in their rooms ready for students at 8:00!!!

Real teaching can't start until 8:45 or so due to the buses coming in, breakfast, and announcements.

Some kids may be with their teacher from 8:00 to last bus, 4:45 The day is too long with the schedule and buses issuses.

NC Teacher Do you have lunch with the kids every day? I hope you get planning the other 4 days.

I get planning on paper all 5 days but in reality we PLC 2 days and the other 3 may be used for other meetings or taken away when specials are cancelled.

My grade level NEVER gets a break at lunch but ALL the other grades get 30 minutes lunch coverage. I am also in NC and don't like this schedule but we have no union.

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Student hours are 8:15-2:15.
Teacher hours are 8:00-2:30 (3 days) and 8:00-3:30 (2 days). The longer days are for extra help classes and meetings.
If parents are late, we keep the kids in our rooms until they show up.
I get a 30 min duty-free lunch every day and three 40 min. prep periods (art, music, gym) per week.

bell rings at 7:40 to start rings to go home at 2:10.
Teachers get a 30 min lunch and 30 min. PE break each day.
once a week they also have a 30 min, music break. (thurs or Fr)
Teachers have to be there by 7:30 and leave by 3. Most never leave that early.

Our students start arriving at 7:00 (busing schedule) but we aren't contracted to be there until 7:30. Our students leave at 3:30 and we can leave 5 minutes later.

In the mornings we are either in meetings from 7:30-8:15 or tutoring students. Student class time starts at 8:20 and ends at 3:30

Contract time: 8:30 - 4:00
Students arrive starting at 8am. Breakfast is served starting at 8:30. First bell 8:50, 9:00am start. Kids get out at 3:30, duty until 3:45.

Until very recently, the halls would be PACKED with kids in the morning. Our P let them just stay inside because it is cold (umm, it's Alaska, it's cold). We've had a sub P for a couple of weeks. Some teachers volunteered supervision time in the morning, so the kids have to be in the lunch room or outside.
Sooo nice and peaceful.