Secondary Schedule (Grades 6-12)

Developing a Schedule

Middle and high school students will need support and guidance to use time away from school productively. It is essential that families work collaboratively with teachers and school counselors to develop and maintain structure to ensure that children continue to learn and grow during these uniquely challenging times. Make certain to know the office hours of your teacher and counselor. Touch base with each at least once each week.

  • Develop a routine as a family to promote collective ownership and increase investment in the final product.
  • Expect that children awaken at the same time they did when school was in session.
  • Ensure that children go to sleep at the same time they did when school was in session.
  • Eat breakfast and lunch during the day. Encourage children to avoid foods high in fat, sugar, and salt.
  • Expect children to get dressed as if they were leaving home each day.
  • As you are able, provide children with a space free of clutter for them to focus on learning throughout the “school day.”
  • Make certain that the daily schedule includes short breaks from sedentary work.
  • Encourage students to interact with peers virtually during the day.
  • Talk to your children about their academics and their friends. Review the schedule on a regular basis and make amendments when needed.

Optional Daily Schedule

This may look different for every family based on household work schedules.

Time Period Activity
Before 9:00 AM Wake up, eat breakfast & get dressed
9:00-10:00 Morning physical activity and chore(s)
10:00-11:00 Morning academic block I
Complete work for up to two class periods (30 minutes max/each period)
11:00-12:00 Time for creativity (read, work on a hobby, try out a new skill)
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Afternoon academic block II
Complete work for up to two class periods (30 minutes max/each period)
1:30-2:00 Break time
2:00-3:30 Afternoon academic block III
Complete work for up to three class periods (30 minutes max/each period)
3:30-4:30 Connect with others:
Talk to someone on the phone or have a conversation in the household
4:30- 5:30 Afternoon physical activity and chore(s)
5:30-6:00 Have dinner with family
6:00-bedtime Relax, connect with others, get plenty of sleep