News brief: Wednesdays to alternate a four block schedule after April 27


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Starting April 27, Wednesdays will follow a four block schedule that will alternate between even and odd days.

Joanna Barrow

Wayland High School Students will attend in-person classes on Wednesdays once the school shifts to the all-in, five days a week model starting Tuesday, April 27.

WHS Principal Allyson Mizoguchi announced the decision in her weekly Monday Message which can be found at the high school’s leadership website.

The school day will begin at 8:35 a.m. and run until 2:25 p.m., and it will include four instructional blocks. Wednesdays will alternate weekly between even and odd days: Monday and Thursday classes will meet one week and Tuesday and Friday classes will meet the next.

“The exact bell schedule will be released in our Reopening Plan (Phase 3), which will be shared with you the week of April 12,” Mizoguchi said in the letter.

There will be a mandatory advisory period between blocks one and two.

The new schedule is a departure from the current Wednesday model, in which classes do not meet and students may attend office hours with their teachers.

During the School Committee deliberations about whether or not to go all in, district administrators commented that both students and staff appreciated the current Wednesday model. However, the School Committee and district administrators anticipate the state will mandate that virtual hours will no longer count toward fulfilling the hours of instruction required of public schools.