In preparation for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, we have been finalizing a number of items on the Academic Calendar and Daily Schedule, and we wanted to share some important updates with you regarding delayed opening plans, the first day of school, and other scheduling.
Students and Families,
We hope you are enjoying a safe and restful summer break! In preparation for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, we have been finalizing a number of items on the Academic Calendar and Daily Schedule, and we wanted to share some important updates with you regarding delayed opening plans, the first day of school, and other scheduling.
As a reminder, the academic schedule and calendar can always be found here and on the Brebeuf Jesuit app, and they are great tools to assist with your calendar planning.
UPDATED DELAYED OPENING PLANS
Schools everywhere have been learning in recent years that we need regular times built into the schedule for teacher teamwork on curriculum, student progress, and professional development in order to best achieve our academic goals with our students. Our new schedule that we adopted two years ago gives us the opportunity to do that, with one tweak that we will implement for the 2022-23 school year: every Wednesday, school will begin at 9:30 a.m. rather than 8:30 a.m., with the 8:15-9:15 a.m. time period devoted to meeting time for teachers and other staff prior to the first class of the day.
The adjustment is accomplished in our academic schedule with a minimal loss of class time by using the time that would otherwise be devoted to the morning PRT on Wednesdays (see the Wednesday schedule below). This new structure replaces the previous monthly 2-hour delayed openings, which will no longer take place. We hope that the predictability of every Wednesday is helpful to families. Lastly, we know that families’ schedules are often built around dropoff times, and so in order to provide an option for consistent dropoff, you may still drop off as early as 7:30 a.m. on Wednesdays if you wish. Students who arrive prior to 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays will study in the cafeteria with the usual morning food options available.
Below is the new Wednesday Delayed Opening schedule:
1-hour Delayed Opening Schedule – Every Wednesday
55-minute class periods, one afternoon PRT
8:15-9:15 – Faculty/Staff or Team Meetings
9:30-10:25 – Class
10:30-11:25 – Class
11:30-12:55 – Class/Lunch
A Lunch – 11:30-12:00
B Lunch – 11:55-12:25
C Lunch – 12:25-12:55
1:00-1:55 – Class
1:55-2:25 – PRT
2:25-3:20 – Class
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – LAUNCH DAY, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10
This year, the first day of school will be a special Launch Day schedule where all class periods 1-8 meet. This special schedule will allow teachers and students to all meet each other on the very first day, and provide time specifically for class introductions and building excitement for the new school year. Below is the special Launch Day schedule:
Launch Day Schedule – Wednesday, August 10
Students may be dropped off anytime after 7:30 a.m.
Student IDs and photos will be available in the East Gym before 9:30 a.m. and during break periods.
9:30-10:05 – Welcome Announcements and Period 1
10:10-10:40 – Period 2
10:45-11:15 – Period 3
11:20-12:35 – Period 4/Lunch
A Lunch – 11:20-11:55
B Lunch – 11:40-12:15
C Lunch – 12:00-12:35
12:40-1:10 – Period 5
1:15-1:45 – Period 6
1:45-2:15 – PRT
2:15-2:45 – Period 7
2:50-3:20 – Period 8
2022-2023 ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING DAYS
The following days will be Asynchronous Learning Days for students, and are not designated as Days 1-8. Students will work on class assignments from home on these days.
Friday, September 16, 2022
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
State-required SAT for all juniors
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Pre-ACT for all sophomores and school-day ACT optional for juniors
We hope these details are helpful in your planning for the upcoming school year. We thank you for your continued support among these updates, and we are very much looking forward to the new school year in the weeks to come!