Forget A and B Days, Now Schedules are Even and Odd

A and B Days are a thing of the past as the new AERIES scheduling system will provide students with classes that match to “even” and “odd” days. Let’s break it down.

When schedules are made available (currently estimated for August 25, 2020) students will see periods 0-8 on their class lists. Zero period is for KCAL only, for classes that begin before the standard start time of high school.

First (1) period is a daily class that students will attend from 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. every day, Monday through Friday. (Except for holidays, and other occasions, but let’s not get that complex yet.)

Similarly, eighth (8) period is a daily class that students will attend from 3:07 to the new end time of school at 4 p.m.

The 1 and 8 periods are the standard 50 minutes length, while the periods periods 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 will be longer like traditional blocks. Here’s where the even/odd stuff gets engaged.

On Even days, students will attend their 1st period, then 2nd, 4th, 6th, and finally 8th period.

On Odd days, students will attend their 1st period, then 3rd, 5th, 7th, and finally 8th period.

In actuality, it’s not really a change from the block scheduling in the past — other than naming. Instead of A or B days, we’ll have Even and Odd days.

Check out the bell schedule below to see what we mean

Timber Creek High School – 2020-2021 Bell Schedule

As you might have noticed above, classes will have lunch during their 4th or 5th period classes. Lunch schedules have not yet been finalized and won’t apply to the first three days of school on August 26, 27, and 28th as those are early release dates.

Speaking of early release, here’s the schedule for those first three days:

Both in-person and remote students will follow this schedule on these dates. Any student that has a hybrid class will attend their remote or in person classes, but not begin attending their hybrid course in full until Monday, August 31.

So which is an Even day or an Odd day?

Well, for the first week, August 26 is an Even day with early release. That’s periods 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8.  August 27 is an Odd day with early release. That’s periods 1, 3, 5, 7, and 8. Then August 28 is an Even day again, with early release.

That will make August 31 an Odd day for the first full day of school.

Don’t worry if you forget, @TCHSTalon on Twitter will remind you — at least until we all get the hang of it.

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