As we have announced at numerous parent meetings and parent educational gatherings, De La Salle and Carondelet have been working on a new bell schedule since 2008.
A committee was formed with representatives from both campuses to research and recommend a bell schedule that would be more effective in terms of providing greater time for non-academic events and programming built into the daily schedule. This recommendation was received last year, and based on further input, was modified. The collaborative efforts from both the De La Salle and Carondelet faculty and staff are greatly appreciated, as modifying the daily schedule at schools, especially schools that share students as we do, can be problematic.
We feel that this bell schedule provides the following advantages:
A more consistent and earlier release time at the end of the day
- Less distress caused by the plethora of special schedules now in use
- Less class time lost for modified scheduling needs
- Instructional time ends at 1:55 p.m. on Thursday on the Carondelet campus, which creates less missed class time for athletes and students participating in extracurricular events
- A dedicated time during the school day on Wednesday and Thursday for tutoring, office hours, club meetings, make-up testing and other academic opportunities for students
- With the addition of X blocks for tutoring, make-up testing and other academic needs, students will now have a "sacred" lunch or "down-time" in the middle of the busy day
- Two late start days for students
- A more viable period 7 academic offering time slot for Carondelet in terms of teacher preparation and planning
For future reference, you can access our new bell schedule on the parent and student portal of our website under "quick links."