February 9, 2017 Update

Since February of 2016, school administrators, faculty, students, and parents have participated in a review of the high school master schedule. This review was completed to ensure we provide an optimal schedule for our growing student population, and to maximise opportunities for academic intervention, enrichment and student-choice. We are pleased to announce that the new Rotating Drop Schedule will be implemented starting with the 2017-2018 school year.  


 

Please see below for a complete timeline of the master schedule process to determine our new schedule. Additional information will be available throughout the spring semester.

This information was emailed to all students and parents in grades 8-11 on Thursday, February 9, 2017.

Click here to view a copy of that letter.


 

In selecting the new master schedule, several options were considered and vetted against the following criteria:

  • Student and learning focused schedule

  • Potential budget considerations in changing Wyoming economy

  • College and career readiness

  • Teacher and staff planning and learning considerations

  • Other considerations such as  increasing student population, during the school day intervention (student/teacher review time),  multiple lunches, shared classroom use, club meetings, and activities/athletic schedules.


 

The following is an example of what the new schedule would look like for a typical 10th grade student:

*Flex Time will be used for CCR Curriculum, club meeting times, tutoring, students choosing to see teachers/interventions, enrichment activities, flexibility for School to Careers and Early Release, school-wide presentations. Over the next several months school administration, faculty, and student leaders will work to fine-tune this schedule to best meet the needs of all our high school students.  

Frequently asked Questions:

  • Will there be an early release option?  Yes, we will maintain early release options for students.

  • Why have two lunches?  Projected enrollment increases, providing everyone a space for lunch.

  • Why are we changing? To maximize time for student learning.

  • Are the minutes okay?  Yes, overall student contact minutes will match our current schedule and surpass Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) requirements of 1100 hours.

  • What will you do with “flex” time?  Flex time will fit: CCR curriculum, club meeting times, tutoring, students choosing to see teachers/interventions, enrichment activities, flexibility for School to Careers and Early Release, and school-wide presentations.

  • Will you still have AP classes?  AP classes will remain consistent with ability to continue to grow.

  • What advanced planning documents can you provide?  Students and parents will have a year-long calendar of the school days, calendars for flex days and strategies of how students can plan their week of classes.


Master Schedule Review Process

Purpose: Review current and master schedules options to better meet the needs of our student population.

Outcome: A recommendation to keep our master schedule or to change to a new master schedule for the 2017-2018 school year.

Faculty/Community Timeline for Master Schedule Review Process

Master Schedule Review Committee consists of seventeen faculty members from JHHS and SHS including representatives from the District Office. It also includes five Student School Board members and Parent Representatives.

Student School Board member Mason Horstmann said, "With the help of the staff at JHHS, we have been working on connecting the student body in the master schedule decision making process. We feel it is imperative that their voices are heard because this decision will affect them the most." To view the Student School Board presentations concerning the master schedule, click here (December presentation) or here (January presentation) or here (February presentation).

Questions or inquiries regarding participation please contact Principal Scott Crisp at scrisp@tcsd.org.

 

Meeting #1: 10/10/2016

Meeting #2: 10/24/2016 (Student School Board Members Present)

Communication: 10/28/2016 - Community Letter Sent to Parents Regarding Master Schedule Review

Meeting #3: 11/14/2016 (Community Representatives Present)

Meeting #4: 11/17/2016 - Parent Information Night

Meeting #5: 11/28/2016

Meeting #6: 12/12/2016

Estimated January 2017 Make Master Schedule Recommendation

Meeting #7: 1/24/2017 - Review Final "Potential" Schedule

JHHS Administrators will present to the Board of Education during a workshop session on February 8, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

 

 

Master Schedule Review Criteria

Parent/Guardian School Survey of JHHS (completed at parent-teacher conferences

Examples of Intervention/Enrichment Program

Examples of Some Common High School Schedule Types

Parent Comments/Questions/Notes from November 17, 2016 Parent Night

Summary of Student Data

Jackson Hole High School Optional Faculty Survey

Master Schedule Review Committee Survey Results 

Parent/Student Letter Announcing New Schedule