On June 1, 2022, the GSDAS Board voted to implement a Michigan Conference pilot program designed to enhance the quality of teacher planning and school family/spiritual life: a four-day school week. After a successful pilot year, the board voted to continue with this schedule for the 2023-2024 school year.
To meet the hour/day requirement, school hours on Monday-Thursday will be slightly adjusted. School will begin at 8:00 AM, and will end at 3:30 PM.
What will Friday look like?
This move comes as a conference-wide initiative to meet the needs of teachers who lack planning periods during the school day as well as to support the mental and spiritual health of all school participants. Increased quality of learning (and life) is the intended goal, and the results will be monitored closely by the conference.
We hope this will continue to be an advantage to teachers and families alike!