Calendar Update and News for January

Calendar Update and News for January

Our goal each year is to provide J-term for our students to help increase choice and provide a break from 7-period semesters. Unfortunately, we can not provide our normal 4-week experience this year for the following reasons:

  • The school year started late due to COVID-19 and pushed finals until January.
  • Block schedule adjusts our timing to cover material and so fall semester classes would benefit from extra days of instruction. This also will benefit instruction in the Spring.
  • Many of our typical J-Term classes only work in-person as they are more likely to be hands-on learning.

For these reasons we have decided to extend Semester 1 and offer a “Gap Week” at the end of January.

Gap Week will offer students the ability to choose one intensive course for five days. Courses will meet virtually and in-person each morning. Non-AP students will have the afternoon off while AP students may continue meeting after lunch.

Teachers are working hard to put together a great list of courses to choose from, please keep an eye out for this soon!

 

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
JAN 4

Semester 1 Continues

JAN 5 JAN 6 JAN 7 JAN 8
JAN 11 JAN 12 JAN 13 JAN 14 JAN 15
JAN 18

MLK Jr. Holiday

No School

JAN 19

PURPLE DAY

Office Hours

Impact Day

JAN 20

RED DAY

FINALS

JAN 21

BLUE DAY

FINALS

Semester 1 Ends

JAN 22

Semester Break

No School

JAN 25

Gap Week Begins

JAN 26 JAN 27 JAN 28 JAN 29

Gap Week Ends

FEB 1

Semester 2 Begins

FEB 2 FEB 3 FEB 4 FEB 5

 

Dec. 21-Jan. 1 – Christmas Vacation

Jan. 18 –           Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Jan. 19 –            Purple Day, Impact Day, Office Hours

Jan. 20 –          Red Day – Final Exams

Jan. 21 –           Blue Day – Final Exams; End of Semester 1

Jan. 22 –           Semester Break

Jan. 25 – 29     Gap Week

Feb. 1 –             Start of Semester 2

As we all prepare for the Christmas season we can celebrate that we have consistency in the celebration of Jesus’ birth this time of year. Looking into our recent past and upcoming events many of us have felt the inconsistencies of our world today. These inconsistencies remind us all that “things” change, but Christmas remains constant.

We wish all of you a Merry Christmas!