2021 – 2022 School Year Calendar and Bell Schedules

Just In Time Information

2021 – 2022 School Year Calendar and Bell Schedules

Dear Parents,

In this edition you will find our 2021-2022 Calendar and our day to day bell schedule. While you review these items, I’d like to point out a few things:

2021 – 2022 School Year Calendar

The 2021-2022 School Year Calendar is likely pretty straightforward and doesn’t need much explanation. However, I think it’s important to point out that the days leading up to and following major vacation holidays should be treated like any other school day. Too many times in the past, we’ve seen a higher rate of absenteeism just before or just after holiday breaks. With our new attendance policy, these absences could potentially affect your child’s final grade (We will be sharing our updated Attendance Policy in next week’s Just In Time Communication). Take note that our Christmas Break does not start until after our last final exam which ends on Wednesday, December 22nd at 10:00am. PLEASE do us, and your child, a favor and do not schedule vacation departure prior to that date/ time.

Click here for the 2021 – 2022 School Year Calendar

BK Bell Schedule for 2021 – 2022

Next year’s Bell Schedule was developed after many rounds of feedback from faculty, staff, students and parents. A few highlights that you should take into consideration:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s start time is at 8:30am.
  • Tuesday and Thursday are later starts and will begin at 9:00am.
  • We have Block periods on Monday / Tuesday (Block 1) and Thursday / Friday (Block 2). Mid-week on Wednesday, we will have a Straight 7 (Mini-block) where all classes will meet.
  • Every day is a single lunch where all students will have lunch at the same time.
  • On Tuesday and Thursday we have built in “Community Time”. Our July 21st Just In Time Communication will cover “Community Time” in detail.

To help your child stay organized with binders, etc. I would suggest the following: 
Have two larger 3 inch binders and label them periods 1-3 and 5-6 respectively. Have a third, skinnier binder for period 4 only. (Periods 1-3 and 5-6 are always on the same day, but period 4 interchanges with the different block periods in a given week.)

Five times each semester we have a shortened week with only 4 school days, rather than 5. When we have these weeks, it affects our block schedule. In order to consistently have 3 touch points per week and per class, we will adopt the following strategy for our bell schedule:

  • The day adjacent to the day off (Monday or Friday) will be a late start, Straight 7.
    • As an example, when we have Monday 9/6 off for Labor Day, Tuesday 9/7 will be a 9:00am start with class periods 1-7.
    • If we have a Friday off for in-service, like we do on October 1st, Thursday September 30th will be a 9:00am start, periods 1-7. This strategy not only preserves our late starts on Tuesday and Thursday, but also guarantees that each class will still have 3 meetings in a given week.

If you find any or all of this confusing, keep in mind that you can always just monitor our online calendar where we will have the bell schedule’s noted for each day of the semester and we will be sending out our BK Alive Newsletter every Friday reminding you of our upcoming schedule.

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