Background: Single Track schools have the option to select either January 10, 2022 or June 10, 2022 as their Spring Pupil-free Day for the 2021-22 school year. Schools confirmed their Pupil-free Day selection in the online bell schedule system. MiSiS currently reflects the board-approved calendar with January 10 as the Pupil-free Day for all Single Track schools; however, MiSiS calendars will be updated before the winter break to reflect actual school selections as indicated in the schools' online bell schedules.
1. Using the Principal Portal, log into the Bell Schedule system and check your school’s pupil-free day selection.
2. If the pupil-free day on the bell schedule calendar is correct, then no further action is needed.
3. If school would like to switch their pupil-free day from January 10 to June 10 or vice versa, then follow the steps below:
a. Click on the following link to access the Pupil-Free Day Change Request FY 2021-22 form: https://bit.ly/PupilFreeDayRequest22
b. Complete the form and submit by Friday, December 3, 2021
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
c. Check the MiSiS calendar on December 17 to make sure that the pupil-free day you selected is shown as a non-school day.
d. Ensure that Meeting Patterns are updated accordingly, and that teacher and student sections reflect accurate dates.
The bell schedule calendars of schools requesting a pupil-free day change will be programmatically updated without requiring re-certification of the bell schedules. Submission of the completed Pupil-Free Day Change Request FY 2021-22 form will serve as confirmation and re-certification of the pupil-free day selection. Bell schedules that are not certified prior to this update will need to be certified after the update.
Sample Scenario: A school’s current pupil-free day selection is January 10 and June 10 is scheduled as a Minimum Day. If school submits a request to switch their pupil-free day, the bell schedule system will update the bell schedule calendar to reflect June 10 as Pupil-free Day and January 10 as Minimum Day. By doing so, the annual instructional minutes of the school will not be impacted.