Three schedules can overwhelm


Shia Mobley

NEW ROUTINE. Students follow three different bell schedules for the 2021-2022 school year.

Story by Shia Mobley, Reporter

The new schedules implemented during the 2021-2022 school year have students confused. With schedules all ending at various times it’s difficult to remember three schedules with seven to eight different periods.  

I find the new schedule changes to be overly complicated. As an all virtual student last year, having three simultaneous schedules is a lot to take in after switching back. Trying to balance readjusting to in-person again and remembering when each period ends, especially when it ends at a more unusual time such as 8:12, is hard to keep up with. 

Not only that but teachers have been experiencing confusion as well. Because of this I find myself and other students late to their next class or not having enough time to use the restroom during their passing period.

Another issue I find is lunch. The lunch shift’s begin and end at separate times each day as well. Because of congestion it’s hard for students to have enough time to sit down, eat, and talk with friends. I find myself not remembering when lunch ends and either dump my tray too early or the bell will take me by surprise.

Sadly, there is no easy solution to this problem. With Advisory being held every Monday and Wednesday, a change from the years previous where it was only held once a week, with early release occurring every Thursday, it’s obvious why we have three separate schedules. This does not stifle the confusion, though. The only way to overcome this is to continue to persevere and hopefully with time the schedule will become memorable.