WGU Students are to follow the calendar of the cooperating school system. This includes attending in-service days and parent-teacher conferences. Students must keep the same contract hours as their host teacher (HT) and participate in all professional activities (including professional development) in which the classroom host teacher participates. During the first week students should ask the host teacher about his or her expectations regarding arrival time before school starts and departure time after school ends. Generally, students will need to be at the school 30-45 minutes before class starts, remain at school during the entire instructional day, and to stay after school 45 minutes to an hour to plan and prepare. If the host teacher is absent, students are still required to report to school and work with the assigned substitute teacher.