2nd Semester Information

2nd Semester Information
Posted on 01/28/2021

Good Morning CRLS Community, 

I am writing to share information about 2nd semester classes, next week’s schedule, and the expansion of in-person learning starting on March 1st. Please see important information below-


Next Week’s Classes and the Start of 2nd Semester for CRLS Students

In order to finalize 2nd semester schedules and student placement for the March1st expansion of in-person learning, the first day of 2nd semester classes will start on Thursday, February 4th. Students will return to their first semester classes for one final class meeting on Monday 2/1, and Tuesday 2/2. Student dismissal will be 11:30 AM on both Monday 2/1 and Tuesday 2/2 and students will meet in their second semester classes starting Thursday, 2/4.  Next week’s schedule is below-

Time

February 1st Semester 1

February 2nd

Semester 1

February 3rd

February 4th

Semester 2

February 5th

Semester 2

9:00-9:30 AM

Silver Day, Period 1

Silver Day, Period 3


NO SCHOOL DAY

1st Day of Second Semester

2nd Day of Second Semester

9:40-10:10 AM

Black Day, Period 1

Black Day, Period 3




10:20-10:50 AM

Silver Day, Period 2

Silver Day, Period 4




11:00-11:30 AM

Black Day, Period 2

Black Day, Period 4





CRLS 2nd Semester Schedule

The 2nd semester schedule will be different from 1st semester.  The schedule has been changed to better support students learning in-person and students who are learning remotely. The schedule is also changing to comply with Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education guidelines.  The 2nd semester schedule follows and I have highlighted a few key aspects for students and staff-  

Mon/Tues:

Monday (Silver)

Tuesday (Black)

Wednesday


Start

End

Minutes


Start

End

Minutes

25 min CM

Period 1 (In Person & Remote)

8:35

9:55

80

Period 1 (In Person & Remote)

8:35

9:55

80

70 min Advisory

Passing

9:55

10:05

10

Passing

9:55

10:05

10


Period 2 (In Person & Remote)

10:05

11:25

80

Period 2 (In Person & Remote)

10:05

11:25

80


Passing

11:25

11:35

10

Passing

11:25

11:35

10


Student Support Block

11:35

12:15

40

Student Support Block

11:35

12:15

40


LUNCH Grab & Go

12:15

1:15

60

LUNCH Grab & Go

12:15

1:15

60


Remote Period 3**

1:15

2:05

50

Remote Period 3**

1:15

2:05

50


Screen Break

2:05

2:10

5

Screen Break

2:05

2:10

5


Remote Period 4**

2:10

3:00

50

Remote Period 4**

2:10

3:00

50



Thurs/Fri:

Thursday (Silver)

Friday (Black)


Start

End

Minutes


Start

End

Minutes

Period 3 (In Person & Remote)

8:35

9:55

80

Period 3 (In Person & Remote)

8:35

9:55

80

Passing

9:55

10:05

10

Passing

9:55

10:05

10

Period 4 (In Person & Remote)

10:05

11:25

80

Period 4 (In Person & Remote)

10:05

11:25

80

Passing

11:25

11:35

10

Passing

11:25

11:35

10

Student Support Block

11:35

12:15

40

Student Support Block

11:35

12:15

40

LUNCH Grab & Go

12:15

1:15

60

LUNCH Grab & Go

12:15

1:15

60

Remote Period 1**

1:15

2:05

50

Remote Period 1**

1:15

2:05

50

Screen Break

2:05

2:10

5

Screen Break

2:05

2:10

5

Remote Period 2**

2:10

3:00

50

Remote Period 2**

2:10

3:00

50


  • The two class blocks before lunch have been extended from 50 to 80 minutes because educators will be working with in-person and remote learners at the same time. The increased length of time will provide flexibility for educators to work with and meet the needs of  in-person and remote student cohorts in the same class.


  • Study Support Blocks in 2nd semester will occur before Lunch.  Students will be required to attend Study Support Blocks and attendance will be taken


  • The hour long Lunch block will start at 12:15 rather than 12:00 PM 


  • Except for students in identified programs, classes will be remote for all students after Lunch.

  

  • The order of classes rotates after Wednesdays. On Monday and Tuesday the class order is 1,2,3,4 but on Thursday and Friday the class order is 3,4,1,2 to accommodate in-person students dismissed at lunch. 

 

  • Community Meeting will be held on Wednesdays instead of Mondays. Advisory meetings will take place on Wednesdays as well. Attendance will be taken in both Community Meeting and Advisory. The timing of Community Meeting and Advisory will be determined soon with the help of student input (a survey was sent to all students last week). The new Wednesday schedule with Community Meeting and Advisory will not begin until Wednesday, Feb, 10. Wednesday’s will continue to be remote for all students. 


In Person Enrollment and Notification

A total of 640 students selected in-person enrollment. All 640 students will participate in expansion of in-person learning starting March 1st. 


449 of the 640 students are in one of the prioritized cohort groups that were established as an equity focus for the expansion of in-person learning plan- 


  • Substantially Separate OSS Students

  • SEI Students

  • T3 Academic Support

  • T2 Academic Support

  • Students without homes or in housing transition

  • Students in Foster Care or unaccompanied youth

  • Grade 9 students

  • Students experiencing significant social and emotional challenges

  • Other Students with Individualized Education Plans or 504 Accommodation Plans

  • Grade 12 students 

  • Chronically Absent 2020-21 


Two cohorts of 320 students will be developed from the 640 total. Students in each cohort will take classes in-person on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of every other week.  


CRLS will notify students of their in-person placement on Friday, January 29th following the end of finals and assessment week. 


Please contact your child’s Learning Community if you have questions regarding the 2nd semester schedule or expansion of in-person learning.  I will update the community about additional developments in this matter.  


If you have questions or concerns related to this information please contact your child’s Learning Community or the CRLS Family/ Caregiver Liaison Greta Hardina.    


Sincerely, 

Principal Smith


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