Making time for more time

Posted: October 25, 2016 in Academics, Four-day Week
Students have had to adjust as 30 minutes were added to the school day. The change was made to offset the time lost when the district switched to a four-day week in 2015-16. (Photo by Hannah Molino)

Students have had to adjust as 30 minutes were added to the school day. The change was made to offset the time lost when the district switched to a four-day week in 2015-16. (Photo by Hannah Molino)

By Alissa Baker
Cougar News Blog

     An extra 30 minutes has been added onto Cactus Canyon’s schedule to make up for the time lost since Friday was cut from the week of learning.
     The extra half-hour that the school added on has changed a few things for students, teachers, and parents. For most students, the extra time has made a positive change in their lives.
Sakura Deal, an eighth grader, said she gets more done because of the extra time.
     “I guess it made an impact in my life because I have more time to focus on my work and get stuff done,” she said.
     Although some students aren’t even aware of the change of schedule, it has parents running around the clock. While it means some long days for students, they understand why the extra minutes were needed.
     “They took away an extra school day, so of course they had to have added extra minutes,” said Zayden Furnish.
     While the majority of the school agrees that 30 minutes is enough time, Angelina Sinclair stands out claiming it would be better if the school had more extra time.
     “I think it would be a good idea to add on an extra 10 minutes to the end of school for kids to get help on homework,” she said. “Most of our parents have no idea how to help us with it; it’s so different from what they’ve learned when they were kids.”

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