School Calendar/School Hours

SCHOOL HOURS (19-20):

SIA's school hours have changed for the 19-20 school year. We are making the change to ease the challenges that we have in providing busing to a large number of students at the school. Unfortunately SIA receives a limited amount of transportation dollars from the state and cannot provide a comprehensive busing solution in the same way a district can. We also serve students from about an hour in every direction of the school and cannot guarantee opportunities for these families. What we can do is adjust our schedule to allow families to drop off/pick up students at each site by giving 15 minutes between our start/end times. This will hopefully allow families who are unable to access the bus the opportunity to still attend SIA.

Primary Academy

Mon-Thurs: 7:45 am - 3:15 pm

Friday: 7:45 am - 1:00 pm

Middle Academy

Mon-Thurs: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am - 1:15 pm

 

Spokane International Academy's annual school calendar is posted on the link below. Our school calendar differs in some ways than a traditional school and so please make sure to pay attention to the color key located at the bottom of the calendar. We do our best to align our major breaks with surrounding districts, but due to the wide variety of districts that our students come from our calendar may not completely align with other schools in the area.

Click HERE for the 2019-20 School Calendar

School Hours (2020-21 and beyond)

SIA's school hours will be changing for the final time for the 2020-21 school year. Now that the school is consolidating to one location and we have had time to investigate the impacts of two different start times, we feel confident that we have selected a plan that honors students, staff and families. Both programs will have the same start and end times to allow for consistency for families including having siblings riding the same bus so families can drop off and pick up at the same time.

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am - 3:15 pm

Friday: 8:00 - 1:00 pm

Early Release Days (See calendar): 8:00 am - 11:30 am

After school care: We also have an update on after school care Monday-Friday. We will be partnering with a local organization who will provide after school care to SIA students from 3:15 pm - 6:00 pm (Mon-Thurs) and 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Fridays). Families will be charged at the rates provided by this organization and will need to sign up through them when that time comes. This will hopefully allow families to not need to adjust their schedules as much to arrange for the 1:00 pm and 3:15 pm pickups. Final details about this opportunity will be provided later this spring.

Click HERE for the 2020-21 School Calendar

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Key Definitions:

Vacation/Holidays - There will be no school on these days due to the observance of a holiday or for a school vacation.

 

Data Day - There will be no school these days in order for teachers to analyze student data they have collected during the interim assessment windows.

 

Friday 1:00 pm release - On Fridays throughout the year students will be released at 1:00 pm. The only Fridays this will not be the case is when they are already off school during a Data Day or school vacation.

11:30/11:45 AM Release (19-20) - You will notice that certain days on the calendar are light purple. These are 11:30 or 11:45 release days depending on the program a student is accessing. Primary Academy students will be released at 11:30 am with Middle Academy students being released at 11:45 am. These are intended to shorten the day to allow for more conferences as well as to release students earlier than normal prior to a break. Starting in 20-21, all students will be released at 11:30 on these days.

 

Conferences - Twice during the year families and teachers will gather over the course of two school days to discuss student results and to develop a plan for their academic program for the remainder of the school year. Families will receive updates on where their children are academically as well as updates on how to best support their child in their continued growth. Students will not have school these days. Primary Academy students may be required to attend conferences as well. Middle Academy students are required to attend and actively participate in their conferences. Starting in 20-21, SIA will move to a system of (4) ½ day conferences in the fall and spring. This allows us to time the start of our school year with other districts and allow for more days for families to schedule times with teachers.