621 - Four Day School Week Policy


PACT Charter School

Original Creation Date: August 1, 1995
Last Approved By: PACT Charter School Board of Directors
Last Approved Date: October 13, 2016
Year Reviewed: 2016-2017


It is the policy of PACT Charter School in the development of the school-year calendar to maintain four-day school weeks to the extent possible while maintaining the total number of school days approved by the Board.



One of the principles on which PACT Charter School was founded included the desire to have four-day school weeks. There are many reasons that it is foundational, which include, but are not limited to:

  • The desire to support families in their efforts to spend time together on Fridays working on culminating activities and supporting the learning that is taking place in the classroom as well as life learning opportunities outside the classroom. This may include pursuing family activities that they determine to be valuable to their child(ren)’s education. Parents are encouraged to spend time reviewing classes to remain current with what their children are learning and achieving in school.
  • It is important that students utilize their Fridays to complete homework and work on long-term projects. Teachers depend upon this time being maximized in order for students to gain the most from their education.
  • The need to support the collaboration between parents, teachers, and staff taking place at the committee meetings (on Thursday evenings). Explanation: Committees are critical to the local decision-making and collaboration at PACT. Some Fridays are half days for teachers as compensation for the Thursday evening meeting time as (full-time) teachers are generally required to be part of committees. 


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PACT Charter School
7250 East Ramsey Parkway
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Phone: 763-712-4200
Absence line: 763-712-4200, ext. 2
Fax: 763-712-4201



Office Hours

School Year
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Teachers leave @ 3:30 p.m. 

Non-School Fridays
7:30 a.m. - Noon

School Breaks
Monday | Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday | Thursday: 8 a.m. - noon
Closed Holidays and Fridays


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