Early Release Wednesday

  • Every Wednesday
    Students Released Early - Teachers Collaborate, Plan & Learn

    In order for teachers and staff to have effective, regular collaboration and professional development time, District 109 schedules “Early Release Wednesday.” Every Wednesday during the school year, the schedule is:

    • Middle School:
      • Students end their school day at 2:00pm (rather than 3:00pm the other days of the week)
      • Teachers meet from 2:15pm - 3:30pm
    • Elementary School:
      • Students end their school day at 2:25pm (rather than 3:25pm)
      • Teachers meet from 2:40pm - 3:55pm

    Buses will run the same routes home.

Where Does The Time Come From?


  • District 109’s academic calendar includes few inservice days and additional instructional days. You can view the 2017-18 calendar online at www.dps109.org →  District Calendars → 2017-18 Calendar. (Note that early release Wednesdays are not indicated on that calendar, but they will be in effect every Wednesday of the school year after the first week of school.)

After School Care Options

  • The Deerfield Park District After-School Club offers an option for care on Wednesdays to bridge the early release time. The PTOs will communicate with parents about options for after-school programming. Families can contact other private recreation and care providers for information about their programming.