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Bell Schedule for Fall, 2018

January 24, 2018

 


Dear Lynbrook High School parents and community,

 

As you know, at the end of the 2016-17 school year, the Fremont Union High School District came to an agreement with certificated staff to align the schedules of our five high schools so that the instructional day would begin no earlier than 8 a.m. starting in the 2018-19 school year.

 

The decision to adjust and realign our school schedules grew out of the work of the FUHSD Wellness Taskforce in 2016-2017. Using the American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on School Start Times for Adolescents as a starting point, the task force then gathered data from District surveys of parents and students as well as the experiences of surrounding districts that had realigned their schedules. All of this analysis reinforced the notion that starting school later would deliver better health results for students and families.

 

To fully implement these changes, the District formed a Bell Schedule Committee, made up of teachers from across all five campuses, to consider specific changes to the bell schedule and the logistical issues that these changes could trigger. The creation of the staff committee allowed for more thoughtful planning and consideration of the many minute details that impact the building of the master schedule.

 

Attached is the detailed bell schedule that will be in place at our campus in Fall 2018. Under the new schedule, there will be no change in the number of instructional minutes during the school year.

 

In addition to the later start time, two key changes were made to support student learning. First, all campuses will now have three tutorial periods for students (with no loss of tutorial minutes for any school site). Also, to better support our goals of curricular alignment and collaboration, teachers will have an additional hour of collaboration per week. (Please note, when collaboration is indicated on the attached schedule, this denotes time dedicated to staff professional development. Students are not required to be at school during this time.)

 

We greatly appreciate the contributions of our parent, student and staff communities in working towards a schedule change that we believe will positively impact our District as a whole. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Sincerely,

Maria Jackson

Principal

Lynbrook High School

Posted by: Maya Baba Published:1/24/18
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