spring semester

With the end of the first semester upon us, many changes will occur, including possible changes to your schedule — and maybe your lunch. Do not fear, we have all the information here.

Your Spring Schedule

The Spring semester starts Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 and runs until the last day of school (June 2 or 3, depending on bad weather.) For students that have single semester classes (Professional Communications, Economics, Government, Journalism 1, etc.), your schedule will likely be different. You can also check your new schedule on Home Access Center. Spring semester classes will have and M4, M5, and M6 next to the class, meaning marking period four, five, and six.

Click here to go to Home Access Center to check your Spring semester schedule.

A New Lunch Time?

Check your 3rd Period class, if the class itself changes, your lunch might also. It is possible that the class you switch in to will have the same lunch as the class you were in last semester. The lunch schedule is still the same, but your lunch might not be.

So grab your Spring schedule, check your 3rd Periods, and consult the Lunch Table. Pun not intended:

final lunches 8-20-15

Here’s what that means to students. Check your Spring 3rd Period class. If it’s a science class on A or B Days, you have A Lunch from 11:05 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. on both A Days and B Days. After that, you’d continue to science class for 11:40 a.m. through 1:10 p.m.

But what if you’re in an English class during 3rd Period? That means during A Days, you’d go to 3rd Period English from 11:05 to 11:35 a.m., then you’re in B Lunch from 11:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., and back to English until 1:10 p.m. But that’s only on A Days.

Because on B Days, if you’re in an English class, you’d go to class from 11:05 a.m. straight through to 12:35 p.m., then head to D Lunch, 12:35 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.

Now it’s important to remember that students don’t normally have the same subject class in the same 3rd Period on both A and B Days, so it’s possible that students will have C Lunch from 12:05 p.m. to 12:35 p.m. on both A and B Days if they’re in a Social Studies course on A Days, and a Math class on B Days.

If you’re still confused, remember a couple of key things:

  • On the first day of the next semester (which is an A Day, by the way), teachers will be able to help you better understand when you’re scheduled to go to lunch. Why are we so sure teachers will be able to help? Because they eat at the same time as their classes.
  • Looking for a lunch buddy? You’ll be with your 3rd Period class, so if you’ve got a friend in there, you’re assured they’ll be at lunch with you.
  • Finally, if you still have questions about things, try us on Twitter. (@TCHSTalon) We’ll keep trying to help.

Tons of Testing

We don’t want to scare you, but the Spring semester is when most testing occurs. AP Exams, End of Course exams — they’re all in Spring. Here are some dates to watch out for:

  • March 29: English I End of Course
  • March 31: English II End of Course
  • May 2: Algebra I End of Course, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology
  • May 3: Biology and US History End of Course, AP Computer Science A, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Art History, AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
  • May 4: AP English Literature and Composition, AP Japanese, AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
  • May 5: AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chinese
  • May 6: AP German, AP US History, AP European History
  • May 9: AP Biology, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  • May 10: AP US Government and Politics, AP French, AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • May 11: AP English Language and Composition, AP Macroeconomics
  • May 12: AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP World History, AP Statistics
  • May 13: AP Human Geography, AP Microeconomics, AP Latin

The Good News

You do have some good news, though — Jan. 18, Feb. 15, and May 30 are scheduled Student Holidays. Plus Spring Break runs March 12-20, 2016. If the weather cooperates, then March 25 will be a holiday as well, plus we’d end on June 2, 2016. If there are more than two bad weather cancellations, though, the last day of school is June 3, 2016.

Oh, and Seniors, remember — May 21 is Prom, May 28 is Graduation. Click here for other stuff you need to know.