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NP3 High School Plans for New Zero Period

By Surya Tanikella
Staff Writer | The Pacific Times

NP3 High School staff are planning to make a new zero period available for the 2021-22 school year.

“We are still very much in the process of deciding what next year will look like,” said James Felt, an advisory and statistics teacher from NP3 High School.

According to Felt, the zero period will be offered before classes start. The classes offered during the zero period will be 45 minutes in length and will cover a broad range of topics. This is because the school day will start later, due to state legislation passed in 2019.

According to Melissa Mori, principal of NP3 High School, students will be able to earn credit in some of the classes being offered. Clubs will also be offered in the zero period whereas they used to be held after school timings. According to Felt, some of these classes will be study sessions. These sessions will be like tutorials for a specific subject.

According to the Captain’s Log given to students on May 8, 2021, the zero period will be available every weekday except for Wednesday and midterm and final days. The classes would most likely start at 7:40 a.m. and end at around 8:25 a.m. Due to a full commitment to in-person learning, this would only be an in person class.

According to Mori, first period will start at 8:30 a.m. and school will end at 3:35 p.m. School on Wednesdays will end at 1:30 p.m. There will be a bus for students to take to get to school before zero period.

“The benefit is that students will have access to taking extra classes (more units), and for students who are getting dropped off early, they will have a nice warm room to go to, instead of being forced to sit outside unsupervised for sometimes hours wasting time,” said Felt

“If you’re going to be here anyways, why not utilize your time, right?” said Felt.

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