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Watch: Presentation Explains New Pascack Valley School Schedule

The new schedule is planned for use in the 2014-15 school year.

Pascack Valley High School. File photo.
Pascack Valley High School. File photo.
A new hybrid schedule planned to be used at Pascack Valley and Pascack Hills High Schools next year will utilize rotating classes and extended periods two days each week.

The new schedule, which is designed to give students more opportunities to pursue their individual interests, is explained in new presentations posted on the district's website. A video can be viewed above or here and a slideshow is available here.

District officials will also hold an in-person presentation at Pascack Hills Monday at 7 p.m., at which parents will have an opportunity to ask questions.

The rotating class periods were planned with the aim of balancing out which classes are missed when students attend assemblies or leave early for sports, school officials said last month. 

Three days each week, students will have seven 47-minute classes. The other two days, they will have four 85-minute periods.

The new schedule will also give students one "Pascack Period" each week. Students will be able to choose how they spend that period, catching up in areas they are struggling, taking online courses, exercising, or pursuing individual learning interests.
resident January 05, 2014 at 05:34 PM
why is it that Valley and Hills are so far along with their curriculum and Westwood/ Washington twsp are still chasing their tails? We read about the education development in Hills and Valley , nothing every about improving westwood education but gosh we can improve the building or build new fields instead of investing in students education!!!!!!!!

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