April 12, 2019

Pine Hollow Parents,

I'm excited to announce that yesterday our teachers voted to amend the bell schedule for 2019-2020 to enable students to take 7 periods every day. This means that every student will take one additional class every day. Specifically, the 7 period day schedule allows us to:

  • Provide every 6th Grader with a Reading class, while still letting them choose one elective.
  • Provide every 7th and 8th Grader with two elective classes of their choice.
  • Expand our elective offerings school-wide to enable greater flexibility and choice.

Over the coming days and weeks, we will be reaching out to students to have them re-select their elective choices for next year. Your signature will be required on these course selection cards to indicate to us that you have counseled your child through this selection process.

As we transition to a 7 period day schedule (see below for our new bell schedule), there may be some questions that arise. Please join me on May 1st at 8:00am for coffee and conversation here at Pine Hollow to learn more. Also, join us on May 8th at Open House where we can further help guide you and your child through this transition. Finally, please feel free to reach out to our counselors or admin team at any time if you have questions.

Adopting a 7 period day schedule for 2019-2020 will be a big change for Pine Hollow, but one that I know will greatly support our students. Thank you for your support and Go Mustangs!

Ben Campopiano
Pine Hollow Middle School


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