School Day, 2013-2014

Lower School

School begins

  • 7:15 a.m.: Early Bird starts in the cafetorium
  • 7:30 a.m.: Carpool begins
  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Open Library
  • 7:50 a.m.: School starts

Lunch

  • 10:40-11:15 a.m.: Kindergarten goes to lunch (Cubs and Jr. Kindergarten eat in classrooms)
  • 10:50-11:20 a.m.: Grade 3 goes to lunch
  • 11:30-noon: Grades 1 & 5 go to lunch
  • 12:10-12:40: Grades 2 & 4 go to lunch

School ends

  • 2-2:40 p.m.: Open Library
  • 2:20 p.m.: PreK-1 go to carpool
  • 2:20 p.m.: After School program starts
  • 2:30: 2nd and 3rd are dismissed
  • 2:40 p.m.: Grades 4, 5, mixed carpools are dismissed
  • 5:30 p.m.: After School program ends

MS Rotation by Weeks

Period Time B week R week U week I week N week
1st 8:00-8:50 A B A B A
Break/Advisory 8:55-9:10
(assembly Fri. 9:45)
2nd 9:10-10:00
B A B A B
3rd 10:05-10:55 C G F E D
4th 11:00-11:50 D C G F E
Lunch 11:50-12:20
5th 12:25-1:15 E D C G F
6th 1:20-2:10 F E D C G
7th 2:15-3:05 G F E D C
Lab/Tutorial 3:05-3:35

US Rotation by Weeks

Period Time B week R week U week I week N week
1st 8:00-8:50 A B A B A
2nd 8:55-9:45 B A B A B
Break/Advisory 9:45-10:00
         
3rd 10:05-10:55 C G F E D
4th 11:00-11:50 D C G F E
5th 11:55-12:45 E D C G F
Lunch 12:45-1:15          
6th 1:20-2:10 F E D C G
7th 2:15-3:05 G F E D C
Lab/Tutorial 3:05-3:35
         

More on the Middle and Upper School Schedule

  • 7:30 a.m.: Breakfast available in the cafeteria
  • 8 a.m.: School day begins
  • 3:05 p.m.: School day ends

• The Upper/Middle School schedule has seven periods. The school day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3:05 p.m. Each class period is 50 minutes long and rotates to a different time period each week. Each of your child’s classes will be labeled A, B, C, D, E, F, or G.

• Classes labeled A and B flipflop every other week during the first two periods of the day. This accommodates part-time teachers so they do not need to come back later in the day to teach another class.

• Classes C through G rotate weekly into a new time period. For example, if your child’s Algebra I class is labeled “C,” it will be during third period the first week, the fourth period the next week, then fifth period the next week, etc.

Having seven class periods allows USJ to offer study hall for each student. Rotating classes alleviates the problem of students missing the last class period often because of athletics and other school activities. That burden is now shared by five different classes. Rotation also benefits student learning; “brain-based” research shows that it helps students to have a class at different times of the day.

Students adjust to their schedules quickly. To help parents, we’ve placed the rotation by week, above, labeling each week B, R, U, I, or N. Once you know the “letter” designation of your child’s class, you can find its time period in the B-R-U-I-N rotation.