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Sample Schedules for Elementary, Middle, High, and Secondary Schools

Bell Schedules

The bell schedule for virtual learning will more closely resemble the start and end times our schools were using in 2019-20 before the school closure: 

  • High school and secondary day will be from 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
  • Middle school day will be from 7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
  • The bell schedule for elementary schools varies.  Individual schools will share the specific start and end times of instruction for their elementary students during the first week of August. 

We are able to follow these schedules in a virtual environment because transportation arrangements are not needed. We want to provide as much of a sense of normalcy in our daily schedule as we can in this most unusual of circumstances.  The bell schedule for all schools will change when we begin in-person instruction when it is safe to do so during the school year.

Sample Fully Virtual Elementary Schedule

Time

Monday

Morning

Intervention/Enrichment:  Select students scheduled for synchronous instruction based on need
Independent Work:  Tasks assigned by classroom teacher

Afternoon

Student Independent Work
Teacher planning and professional development

 

Tuesday- Friday

 9:00- 9:30

Morning Meeting: Focus on social emotional wellness and building community

 9:30-10:20

Mathematics

 10:20-10:30

Screen Time Break

 10:30-11:10

Science or Social Studies

 11:10- 12:10

Lunch and Family Time

 12:10-1:10

Language Arts: 

 1:10-1:20

Screen Time Break

 1:20-1:50

Specials: Art, Music, Physical Education, or other 

 1:50-2:50

Specialized Instruction: Opportunity for special education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) services, additional teacher led instruction for small groups, teacher assigned independent work

 2:50- 3:10

End of Day Wrap Up: Reflection and Preparation for the Next Day

 3:10-3:45

Family Choice Activities

Note:  Start and end time will follow SY 2019-2020 (pre-closure) schedule. Instructional blocks may include whole and small group lessons as well as teacher assigned collaborative and independent work. The instructional times may vary for our youngest learners.

 

Fully Virtual Middle School Schedule (Grades 6-8 or 7-8)

 

Time

Mondays

Morning

Intervention/Enrichment:  Select students scheduled for synchronous instruction based on need

Independent Work: Tasks assigned by classroom teachers

Afternoon

Student Independent Work                    
Teacher planning and professional development

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Wednesdays and Fridays

7:30- 8:50

Period 1

Period 2

9:05-10:25

Period 3

Period 4

10:35-11:10

Lunch

11:20-12:40

Period 5

Period 6

12:55-2:15

Period 7

Period 8

Note:  Students will enroll in 7 courses and 1 period will serve as an advisory with a focus on social emotional wellness, making connections, and time for interventions as needed.

Instructional blocks may include whole and small group lessons as well as teacher assigned collaborative and independent work.

 

Fully Virtual Secondary and High School Schedule (Grades 7-12 or 9-12)

 

Time

Mondays

Morning

Intervention/Enrichment: Select students scheduled for synchronous instruction based on need.
Independent Work: Tasks assigned by classroom teachers.

Afternoon

Student independent work
Teacher planning and professional development

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Wednesdays and Fridays

8:10-9:30

Period 1

Period 2

9:45-11:05

Period 3

Period 4

11:15-11:50

Lunch

12:00-1:20

Period 5

Period 6

1:35-2:55

Period 7

Period 8

Note:  Students will enroll in 7 courses and 1 period will serve as an advisory with a focus on social emotional wellness, making connections, and time for interventions as needed.

Instructional blocks may include whole and small group lessons as well as teacher assigned collaborative and independent work.