As the 2020-2021 school year approaches, the faculty and staff at Woodlawn High are diligently preparing for a virtual teaching environment. EBRPSS has announced that all classes will be held virtually through Labor Day, with a decision about future classes to be made at a later date.
While Woodlawn High students had a taste of virtual learning for the final six weeks of the 2019-2020 school year, the new school year will come with some changes by EBRPSS.
First, Woodlawn High will be one of many schools in the district switching from an “A-B” block schedule to a 4×4 block schedule. Students will have four periods a day, and will attend those four periods daily. Students will not switch schedules daily as in previous “A-B” block years. At the end of the semester (typically December), students will complete their four classes and begin four new classes when the new semester begins. Students taking a traditional semester course, such as Health, will switch courses at the end of the nine-week period. Students course load will drop from eight courses to four courses at one time.
The second major change will be the platform on which virtual classes will be held. The current plan is to switch from Microsoft Teams to Google Meets. When more information on this switch is finalized, it will be announced and made public by Woodlawn High.
Virtual classes at Woodlawn High will begin on Monday, August 10th, at 7:20 am. Students will attend each of their four classes, with a common lunch break from 12:15 pm until 12:50 pm. The school day will end at 2:25 pm.
Wednesdays will feature a Club Day schedule, with classes ending at 1:35 pm. Students will then be allowed to meet with their Club Sponsors or Athletic Coaches from 1:40 pm until 2:25 pm on Google Meets. Talented students will be required to meet with their talented teachers during this Club Time. Students may also utilize this time as a virtual office hour to meet with teachers. This time allows students to maintain relationships with Teachers, Sponsors and Coaches while not allowed on campus.
Student schedules will be available via Parent Access Center. These schedules will be available once the district makes Parent Access Center accessible for the new school year. Students are reminded that their password changes each year; the last two digits of their password change to their current classification (ex: a sophomore’s password will end in “10” this school year instead of “09”).
Woodlawn High is also preparing to meet the commitment by EBRPSS to make sure that every student has access to necessary technology. Families are encouraged to read about the Chromebook distribution schedule. Students without reliable internet access should complete the EBR Technology Survey to apply for a WiFi Hotspot.
Families looking for additional information are encouraged to visit the COVID-19 & 2020-2021 Page on the EBR website. EBR has also set up an FAQ Page to answer common questions. Families can also contact Woodlawn High directly by calling 225-753-1200.
Bell Schedule – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
- 1st Period – 7:20 AM – 8:55 AM
- 2nd Period – 9:00 AM – 10:35 AM
- Lunch – 10:35 AM – 11:15 AM
- 3rd Period – 11:15 AM – 12:50 PM
- 4th Period – 12:55 PM – 2:30 PM
Bell Schedule – Wednesday
- 1st Period – 7:20 AM – 8:45 AM
- 2nd Period – 8:50 AM – 10:15 AM
- 3rd Period – 10:20 AM – 11:45 AM
- Lunch – 11:45 AM – 12:25 PM
- 4th Period – 12:25 PM – 1:40 PM
- Club Period – 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM