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Jul 29

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New Schedule and Volunteer Opportunities

As we mentioned earlier this Spring, the county will be going to a unified bell schedule for this school year, which means Freeman will adopt a different bell schedule.  Students will visit 4 of their classes each day on a rotating Day1/Day2 schedule.  The new schedule also features a school-wide “Directed Study” period where students can work on assignments, get help from teachers, attend club meetings, and/or make up assignments from excused absences.  Teachers have been preparing for this shift in schedules this summer and I look forward to fewer classes each day, fewer homework assignments each evening, a smooth transition from middle school, and an opportunity for deeper learning in longer class periods.  Freeman’s 2019-2020 regular bell schedule is below for your planning purposes.

2019 – 2020 Douglas Freeman High School Bell Schedules

[Day 1 / Day 2]

Day 1 – Periods 1, 3, 5, and 7

Day 2 – Periods 1, 2, 4, and 6

 

Time Class / Period Min
8:55 Warning Bell (5)
9:00 – 9:50 Period 1 (50)
9:55 – 11:25 Period 2 / Period 3 (90)
11:30 – 1:40 Period 4 / Period 5 with LUNCH

a. 11:25 – 11:55 (Lunch A) + 12:00 – 1:40 (Class)

b. 11:30 – 12:00(Class) + 12:00 – 12:30 (Lunch B) + 12:35 – 1:40 (Class)

c. 11:30 – 12:35 (Class) + 12:35 – 1:05 (Lunch C) + 1:10 – 1:40 (Class)

d. 11:30 – 1:10 (Class) + 1:10 – 1:40 (Lunch D)

 

(30/100)

(30/30/65)

(65/30/30)

(100/30)

1:45 – 2:20 DIRECTED STUDY (35)
2:25 – 3:55 Period 6 / Period 7 (90)

 

Parents

We need help at our Laptop and Schedule Open Houses (see above).  We could use support from parents as greeters, guides, or with help distributing laptops and keeping the day running smoothly.  We will work in shifts during the 3-days (August 22-23).  I’ve asked the PTSA to help, so look for messaging from them to volunteer.

  • August 22:  1 – 3 pm
  • August 23: shifts available from 9 – 6 pm

Students

There are several events this summer that could use student-volunteer help, and students can receive community service hours towards their graduation seal.

  • August 1 – Children’s summer camp support. Freeman is host to a 1-day summer camp for teacher’s children from ages 1-13 and we are in need of high school students to serve as “camp counselors” during this event.  No training required, but prefer those who like working with young kids.  Interested students can email Carter Reilly (csreilly@henrico.k12.va.us).
    • Time:  8:30 – 2 on Thursday, 8/1.
  • August 20, 21, 22 – Back to School Open Houses.  We could use support from parents as greeters, guides, or with help distributing laptops and keeping the day running smoothly.  Email Mr. Sanders tssanders@henrico.k12.va.us if you are interested in volunteering for these events.

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