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New Wednesday Schedule: Not Popular

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With the new school year underway, a new bell schedule is in place which changes the dismissal time on Wednesdays. For several years, CCHS enjoyed the luxury of having early dismissals on Wednesdays. To be exact, it’s been 1:25. However, that was bound to change.

Around a week before the 2023-2024 school year was back in session, students, parents, and staff were informed that there would be a new bell schedule. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays remained the same for the most part (besides lunch being shortened by five minutes), but it was the new release time on Wednesdays that sparked controversy. We went from 1:25 to 2:42!? Yes, 2:42 exactly. According to a recent email from the administration team, “The new bell schedule sets CCHS in compliance for CCUSD’s forthcoming Federal Progress Monitoring; the district collaborated with CCHS Administration to develop a new bell schedule starting the 2023-24 school year to meet the minimum instructional minutes.”

Although nothing can be done, many students and parents felt the urge to try and come together with a petition to bring back “regular” early days. Unfortunately, this was unsuccessful. Others were more vocal, with one person stating “Wednesday to me used to be the most important day of the school week, as the minimum day schedule allowed me to catch up with my school work, and study for upcoming exams.”

In conclusion, the new prolonged bell schedule is set in place, and regardless of people’s opinions on it, it is here to stay in order to be in compliance with CCUSD’s forthcoming Federal Progress Monitoring.

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Hey! I'm Kai, and I'm a junior at CCHS. I've been involved in Journalism since my freshman year. Other hobbies of mine include drawing, designing, watching movies, and spending time with my dog!

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