WHHS announces remote bell schedule

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The Aug. 7 Eagle Flyer included plans for WHHS’ remote bell schedule. The start time on Wednesday has since been moved to 8:00 a.m.

Update: As of Aug. 17, remote classes on Wednesdays will begin at 8 a.m., not at 8:30 as previously stated.

 

 

On Aug. 7, Principal John Chambers sent out WHHS’ new bell schedule for remote learning in the Eagle Flyer. As announced on Aug. 3, this plan will stay in effect for the first five weeks of school. CPS will then reevaluate the safety of in-person school.Students will virtually attend bells one, three, four and six on Monday and Thursday. On Tuesday and Friday they will attend bells two, five and seven. On Wednesday, there are thirty minute time slots for each bell, which teachers may or may not decide to use for class meetings.

 

How will students attend class?

Students will attend class live through Google Meets. Attendance is required and will be recorded in PowerSchool.

The schedule also includes self-directed time. Students will engage in self-directed learning, study or exercise from 8:00 to 9:30 on Tuesday and Friday and from 1:30 to 3:30 on Wednesday.

 

How much time will students spend in class?

Students will spend about 4 hours on each class, each week. This includes the three and a half hours of live class time per class accounted for in the schedule.

 

Will students receive grades?

Yes, assignments will be graded and recorded in PowerSchool.

 

What content will be taught?

According to Chambers, teachers will focus on the most critical content. “We are focused on quality over quantity to assure that our students learn what they need to master the content and be prepared for AP testing and subsequent coursework,” he wrote.

A simplified version of the new online bell schedule from CPS. (Delaney Owens)