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Advisory/FLEX TIME

In 2019-2020, Will C. Wood established the Advisory Period and Flex Time model of Academic Intervention, Support, and Enrichment. This program incorporates an additional 30 minute period to each school day between 2nd and 3rd period (excluding Wednesdays) for these purposes.

ADVISORY: Each student is assigned to an Advisory teacher and the Advisory class meets each Monday in the Teacher's room or designated location. During Advisory, students will participate in school-wide lessons on character, school expectations, academic success, and other topics. Students will also use this time to sign up for their FLEX TIME offerings, which take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Advisory teachers will also help students in navigating different issues that come up, and direct students to people they can go to to get help.

FLEX TIME: All students will be granted access to an account in the Flexi SCHED program using their district Google log in credentials. Using Flexi Sched, (link below) students will sign up for their FLEX TIME classes, which take place between second and third period on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. There are three types of FLEX TIME offerings at Wood:

1.) Intervention: Students who have been placed in an Intervention have been identified by their teacher as needing additional targeted support in an un-mastered skill, topic, or assignment. Students may not override teacher placement in an Intervention and must attend those sessions. Flexi Sched will notify students of their placement in an Intervention each Monday during sign ups.

2.) Study and Support: These FLEX TIME offerings are voluntary and students who are not placed in an Intervention may select an offering based their own identified need for extra time and support. For example, a student who needs additional help on a Biology assignment would sign up to see their Biology teacher. 

3.) Enrichment:  Students may also sign up for offerings that are considered Enrichment, such as club meetings, art workshops, college information sessions, Career-Tech Ed Speakers, etc. 

LINKS:

WCW Flexi SCHED Log In Page for Students and Staff

Flex Time Weekly Offerings (Current Week)

Advisory and Flex Time Overview and Flexi SCHED Detailed Instructions

Advisory and Character Strong Full Calendar 2019-2020

Wednesday Re-Take and Make-Up Center

When students are absent from school and miss a quiz, test, or other assessment, they usually get further behind when they get back to school because they have to use class instructional time to make those things up. In many cases our teachers already allow students to do re-takes for assessments they have not shown mastery on yet, but there hasn't always been time during the day for that to work . 

To address this academic need, each Wednesday, the school hosts a "Re-Take and Make-Up Center" in the Library after school from 3:00-4:30pm. Students who need to do a make-up or re-take will be notified by their teacher, or the student can ask their teacher as well. The student will be given instructions from the teacher, including a half sheet of paper reminding them of the time, place, and materials they need to bring. In most cases the student will need to show their teacher evidence of preparation and study (test corrections, re-doing problem sets or practice) to qualify for the re-take. Students will get specific instructions from their teachers on what they need to do before the re-take can take place.

We hope that this offers our students more time and support to do their re-takes and show mastery, while also allows for students who miss class to not fall behind. The re-take center also allows for our teachers and students to spend their Academic Success time working, completing assignments, re-teaching, and preparing for re-takes, instead of trying to proctor and complete make-ups and re-takes in a 35 minute period of time, while also trying to support and help other students. Students who cannot attend the Wednesday sessions can still work with their teachers to do their re-takes at another time, but students get out early at 2:53 on Wednesdays, giving them at least a 45 minute period of time before sports practices, work schedules, and other outside responsibilities. This makes Wednesday afternoons a great time for students and for teachers.