Elementary Flex Days

Introduction to Elementary Flex Days
Posted on 09/24/2020

What is a Flex Day?

Since 2016, Southwest Allen County Schools has utilized Flex Days at the secondary level to provide professional development to teachers. Because the unique challenges of the 2020-2021 school year have created an opportunity to expand the way elementary teachers approach student learning, SACS will extend Flex Days to all students, grades K-5 as well.

At SACS, our mission to prepare today’s learners for tomorrow’s opportunities includes teachers, too. During a Flex Day, teachers will use the morning to engage in professional development. This is a form of education for teachers designed to guide and enhance teaching strategies, techniques and tips, as well as to provide all teachers collaboration time with other educators to improve their own teaching or classroom environment. Following professional development on a Flex Day, teachers are available in the afternoon to answer students’ questions via Canvas messaging.

This year, all elementary students will have the opportunity to participate in SACS’ upcoming Flex Days beginning in October. The first semester Flex Days are scheduled as follows:

  •  Monday, October 26
  •  Wednesday, November 4
  •  Monday, November 16 

Please take a moment to click on and read through the attached Q&A to learn more about Elementary Flex Days.

The 2020-2021 school year has been unique and has often tested our adaptability and resiliency. We can assure you, every decision made at Lafayette Meadows Elementary and throughout Southwest Allen County Schools has been made with our student, staff, and families’ health and wellness in mind. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to finishing this semester strong!

Flex Day Q&A and Schedule