What is Saturday School?
McAuliffe will be piloting an academic intervention called Saturday School. Saturday School will take place once per month from 9:00am-1:00pm. 2-3 McAuliffe staff members will provide academic support to scholars who have fallen significantly behind in their academics. Saturday school may be required of students who fall into that category, with the aim of helping those students succeed.
Who goes to Saturday School?
Scholars who have a significant number of missing assignments may be recommended by one or more teachers to attend Saturday School. Families and scholars will be notified 5 days prior to Saturday school of the recommendation. If a scholar completes the assignments and turns them in by the Friday before Saturday School, then he or she will not be required to attend. If there is still outstanding work the family will be contacted on Friday with the information that their scholar should attend Saturday School.
What happens at Saturday School?
Scholars get dropped off at McAuliffe at 9am with a bagged lunch and snack. A list of missing assignments and all the resources and copies will be provided to the scholar in the Saturday School room. There will be 2-3 teachers there to help students with their work. Scholars are expected to work diligently and follow school expectations. There will be a designated snack time and lunch time where scholars can take a break from their work and have something to eat. When a scholar has completed ALL their assignments they will be permitted to call home fora ride. This means that some scholars will leave before 1pm. At 1pm, regardless of how much work the scholar has completed, they can go home. All completed and incomplete work will be delivered to the sending teacher(s.) If a scholar cannot complete all the assignments in the four hour block of Saturday School,special arrangements can be made between the teacher and the family to get the work done at a later date.
Dates for Trimester-1 Saturday School: October 21st, November 4th, December 2nd (2017)