New Schedule Brings Regularity, Flexibility to All In-person Learning

Schedule has benefits and drawbacks, but overall steadiness

Mina Rossi, Contributing Writer

Last year’s constant schedule changes have made me more appreciative of the consistency in this year’s schedule. Although there are certain aspects of the schedule that I believe still need to be adjusted, overall I think this year’s schedule has been flexible and well structured.

The inconsistent start dates have thrown me off a bit, and I’d be lying if I said I haven’t come to school an hour earlier than I need to because I thought class started at 8:15 rather than 8:45. However, like any other schedule, with some time, students will adjust to it.

Another complaint I have with the current schedule is the length of the classes. Eighty minute classes can oftentimes drag on for a long time, and I know I’m not the only student who thinks that shorter classes would help our brains stay focused and more alert. Some teachers have allotted time for breaks and made sure to keep the class active with activities to try and adapt to these longer class periods. On the other hand, some of my other classes are lecture based and teachers leave little time to get up and move around. These classes get dreary and seem to last forever regardless of how interesting the lecture may be.

One thing that I’ve really enjoyed about the new schedule is being able to have more than one night to complete homework for a class. Although having this extra time between classes in the week leaves more room for procrastination and requires more self discipline, I’ve found that I am a lot less overwhelmed with my workload in comparison to past years.