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Early Release Days

On early-release days students are released 60 minutes early to give Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) the opportunity to meet.

Parents will be responsible for their child's transportation at the completion of the activity. No end of activity transportation will be provided by Greater Albany Public Schools in connection with any early release programs.

The following dates are early-release Wednesdays for 2013-14:

  • September: 11, 18, 25
  • October: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • November: 6, 13, 20
  • December: 4, 11, 18
  • January: 8, 15, 22, 29
  • February: 5, 12, 19, 26
  • March: 5, 12, 19
  • April: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • May: 7, 14, 21, 28
  • June: 5
   arrow   Early Release Activities & Times (listed by School)

  Early-release times
  • Central—2:25 p.m.

  • Clover Ridge—2:30 p.m.

  • Lafayette—2:20 p.m.

  • Liberty—2:30 p.m.

  • North Albany—2:30 p.m.

  • Oak—2:35 p.m.

  • Oak Grove—2:35 p.m.

  • Periwinkle—2:15 p.m.

  • South Shore—2:35 p.m.

  • Sunrise—2:25 p.m.

  • Takena—2:30 p.m.

  • Tangent—2:40 p.m.

  • Timber Ridge—2:45 p.m.

  • Waverly—1:30 p.m.

  Early-release activities
  • Central: CAP, Boys & Girls Club

  • Clover Ridge: CAP, Boys & Girls Club (at TBR), Good News Club (at TBR)

  • Lafayette: CAP, Boys & Girls Club, Good News Club

  • Liberty: CAP (at TAK), Good News Club, Boys & Girls Club

  • N. Albany Elementary: CAP, Boys & Girls Club, Good News Club

  • Oak: CAP (at LAF), Boys & Girls Club, Good News Club

  • Oak Grove: CAP (at NAE), Boys & Girls Club

  • Periwinkle: CAP, Boys & Girls Club, Good News Club

  • South Shore: CAP (at PER), Boys & Girls Club, Good News Club

  • Sunrise: CAP (at LAF), Boys & Girls Club

  • Takena: CAP, Boys & Girls Club, Good News Club

  • Tangent: CAP (at TAK), Boys & Girls Club, Good News Club

  • Timber Ridge: CAP (at CLR), Good News Club, Boys & Girls Club (at TBR)

  • Waverly CAP (at PER), Good News Club, Boys & Girls Club
   arrow   Early Release Partners

On early release days many of our Community Partners sponsor activities. Click on an image below for activity details.

Boys & Girls Club


Good News Club
Opens early on Early Release Wednesdays.    

   arrow   Early Release Registration
Good News Club
Get the Good News Club Registration Form:
    • by clicking HERE
    • at individual schools.
      Forms are given to students the first week of school.
    Boys & Girls Club
Please contact the following organizations directly to register for Early Release activities:

Professional Learning Communities

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Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). PLCs give principals, teachers and staff the opportunity to meet to discuss curriculum, assessments, and how to meet individual student needs.

All schools within the Greater Albany Public School District participate in these communities. During the school year the District has shortened school days — Early Release Wednesdays — so teachers can work together in PLCs.

Early Release Days. The District has Kids playing35 early release days scheduled for 2013-2014. On these days students will be released from school 60 minutes early and may participate in activities sponsored by the our Community Partners.

Letter to Parents. Superintendent Delapoer has written a letter to parents explaining why PLCs are important to your child.
Superintendent's letter
   View the Superintendent's letter.

Community Partner News

Albany Public Schools FoundationCommunity Partner Albany Public Schools Foundation supports District students by funding classroom grants, providing student scholarships, and connecting volunteers to schools.

To learn more about the Foundation, click here.

Greater Albany Public Schools' Community Partners


Below is a list of Community Partners that support the Greater Albany Public School District.

Parks & RecAlbany Public LibraryBoys & Girls Club of Albany Albany Public Schools FoundationCAPGood News ClubLinn Benton Community CollegeLinn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service DistrictSoroptimist International of Albany, OregonUnited Way of Linn CountytechSmartz — Linn Co. Sheriff's OfficeYMCA