students may see slight differences between the schedule they pick up on Thursday, the , and the one they picked out during class registration.
"Please know that we have been balancing some classes out, we have been opening some new classes, and we have been closing some other classes," school officials wrote Wednesday afternoon in an email blast. "Some of these changes will occur up to the day before school starts."
Any alterations are final, officials said.
"Please understand that this is your new schedule, we cannot change it back," the letter states.
However, students with errors or ommissions in their schedule should visit the guidance department at the beginning of the class period where the mistake occurs. Only students with mistakes in their schedules will be seen by guidance counselors during the first week of school. Examples of students that need to be seen immediately for schedule changes are:
- two of the same classes scheduled (e.g.: two English classes)
- missing a class during a period (e.g.: missing a third period)
- already took/passed a class and should be in the next level
Overflowing classes mean few requests for schedule changes will be granted, officials said.
"If the request can be accommodated, your guidance tech will notify you when your schedule is changed," officials said. No notification means it has been denied.
The following are examples, provided by the school, of types of schedule change requests that will not be accomodated:
- Student does not “like” the teacher or prefers another teacher.
- Student changes mind or does not want the class.
- “My new job has different hours than before,” etc.
- Educationally inappropriate switches, e.g. moving to a lower level after passing a higher level class.
The deadline to add a class is Sept. 27. Students need to drop any classes they do not want to take by Oct. 18 to avoid getting a "WF."