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One school’s solution to the one-day first week problem

What does a school do when the first day back is a Wednesday, but students have the rest of the week off?

While some parents and students are threatening to boycott the first day of school, one school has found a different way to use the day, though not for instruction.

The Beacon School, a selective high school on the Upper West Side, is using tomorrow as a purely administrative day. According to the school schedule posted online, most students will report to an advisory session for a little over an hour. Freshmen will get their photo IDs and all students can stay for an activities fair and lunch, but it’s not required, making the day more of an official check-in than a school day.