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School Schedule 20-21

The School Day

The school day is from 8:00 a.m. until 2:55 p.m.
and on remote  Wednesday the school day is  from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm and it includes advisory, clubs, Council, and office hours. Remote students will remotely follow the in person school day schedule.

Class Periods

There are four 85 minute class periods on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 40 minutes on Remote Wednesday. Classes are expected to be in session for the full time specified. Students and teachers are responsible for keeping track of time and coming to class on time. There is ten minute passing time between classes.

Daily Schedule

Arrival and Dismissal

Students should arrive with enough time to get through the health screening. Upon entry, students will go directly to their first-period class or assigned area. 
Any late arrival should use the Main Atrium entrance and students must check-in at the main office. 
To avoid congestion in common areas at the end of the school day, students should use the exit nearest to their 7th-period classroom. 

Health Screening

In addition to the parent/guardian checklist prior to leaving home, daily health screenings will occur at the first point of contact. 

The first point of contact is defined as: students who are being transported on the bus must have the screening prior to or upon boarding the bus.
All students will be screened prior to entering the building. During cold weather months, indoor locations for daily health checks will be set up that conform to the first point of contact. 


Food is available for pre-order. Students are strongly encouraged to pre-order food as the cafe will be open in a minimal capacity and a limited number of people will be allowed in the cafe at a time. 


Students will have limited access to the cafeteria. A set menu will be utilized and meals will need to be encouraged to be pre-ordered by early morning. Remote kiosks will be placed around the school for students to pick up their orders. Food will be served and meals will be packed in single-serve containers; we will make every attempt possible to use environmentally friendly products. Students are discouraged from sharing food, beverages, and utensils with others. Communication with at-risk families for community resources will be provided by the school. In an attempt to have students unmasking and eating lunch with the same group of students and staff members, Hanover High School students will each lunch with their advisory groups. 
Students who need to eat at another time must get staff member permission and eat in a socially distanced manner agreed upon by the staff member. 

Classroom Eating Standards

Other than lunch, students should not unmask to eat in the classroom. Students who need to eat at another time must get staff member permission and eat in a socially distanced manner agreed upon by the staff member.

During the first week of classes, teachers are encouraged to discuss standards for eating in class and to work with their students in developing a classroom-eating standard that meets everyone’s needs. These standards should then be included in the teacher’s course standards.

If the needs of an individual student or group of students conflict with the teacher’s standards, either party may ask for a mediator (a counselor, department head, or administrator) to help find a solution that is acceptable to both parties.

If mediation does not resolve the conflict with the assistance of a mediator, then the case will be submitted to the Judiciary Committee for resolution. Judiciary Committee decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Judiciary Committee decisions will not override the restriction on eating where the teacher demonstrates that eating might cause a danger to anyone. In all other instances, Judiciary Committee decisions will follow the usual procedures outlined in this Handbook.

Restroom Usage During the Day

Restrooms will be cleaned throughout the day. Students and staff will be encouraged to use physical distancing while in restrooms and other public areas. 

Unscheduled Time

Definition: any time between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. when a student is not scheduled for class. The first priority of unscheduled time is instructional; it is not “free time.” 

Students with free periods need to be in a space. Free spaces include the library, cafeteria, and resource centers. Open spaces and their capacity will be publicly posted. Students must sign into spaces and seating for contract tracing purposes. Students must respect the seating capacity and physical distancing measures in free spaces. 


All students belong to an Advisory group that meets daily to have lunch and accomplish an advisory curriculum. Advisory groups are composed of one to two staff members and approximately 9 to 11 students from a single grade. Advisory is designed to strengthen student and staff social-emotional skills to create a stronger sense of community and help students staff cope more successfully with the challenges they encounter and to create synergy amongst existing programs through a common language that is used by all staff and students. There is Closed Campus during this time. Closed campus is defined as learning campus without your advisor/advisory. 

Study Hall/School Business Time

Students will join with another Advisory for Study Hall/School Business Time on Tuesdays and Fridays. One advisory staff member will be present at each Study Hall/School Business Time. Study Hall/School Business Time is not unscheduled time. There will be no open campus during Study Hall/School Business Time. Attendance will be taken at the start of Study Hall/School Business Time. Study Hall/School Business Time is considered a quiet work area where individuals are required to respect the rights of others. Students who need a snack and/or hydration break must follow school and classroom protocols.

Personal Belongings

Students may not leave backpacks or other personal belongings around the school. Personal belongings must be in lockers or on your person. 

Field Trips

Field trips will be limited for the 20-21 school year.

For any planned absence, including field trips and sporting events, a student must inform their teacher in advance. 

Remote Wednesdays


Students may not be released from their in-person classes (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday). X -periods will occur remotely on Wednesdays and are scheduled for teachers to provide assistance, remediation, and enrichment for individual students. X-periods are assigned at the discretion of the teacher. The attendance policy is in effect for Remote Wednesdays for any class or a meeting with a teacher scheduled during the x-period. 

Activity Period

Activity Period is scheduled remotely on Wednesdays.Clubs and Council will occur remotely during activity period. Students are encouraged to attend and participate in clubs and Council meetings. Remote access information will be posted in Schoology. 

Library Access

The library will be available for students who have internet or transportation issues (i.e. a bus rider who has an after school extracurricular commitment). Students must sign-up by the Tuesday. 

Inclement Weather Opening

Delayed Opening

In the event of a two-hour delayed opening, everything will be moved ahead two hours. For example, a bus that would pick up a student at 7:00 will pick the student up at 9:00. School will not begin at 8:00 a.m., it will begin at 10:00. If a delay turns into a closing, an announcement will be made via automated phone call, as well as on local radio stations by 8:00. If schools must be closed during the school day, similar notice shall be given prior to dismissing students. If road conditions change after schools have opened to prevent the safe return of students by school bus, notice shall be given as such. There may be days when only certain roads are closed. In these instances school will be open.

School Closing

The Superintendent may close schools or delay opening in any or all schools at his discretion for such conditions as insufficient heat, communicable diseases, civil disorder, or when weather conditions prevent the safe operation of school buses on major routes. Notice of such closing shall be given as soon after 6:30 A.M. as possible via: