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Homeroom / Flex Time

In the spring of 2020, Vacaville High School transitioned the former study hall program, the Period of Academics with Support (PAWS) to a new model called Homeroom and Flex Time.

HOMEROOM: Each student is assigned to a Homeroom teacher and the Homeroom class meets each Monday in that teacher's room or pre-designated location. The vast majority of students have a Homeroom teacher they already have during their regular school day. During Homeroom, students will participate in school-wide lessons on school expectations, academic success, and other topics. Students will also use this time to sign up for their Flex Time offerings, which will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

FLEX TIME: All students will be given access to a website called FlexiSched using their district-provided Google credentials (their s-dash Google login). Using FlexiSched (link to the right), students will sign up for their Flex Time classes, which take place between 2nd and 3rd periods on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. There are five categories of Flex Time offerings at Vacaville High:

 

1. Intervention: Students who have been placed in an intervention have been identified by their teacher as needing additional, targeted support in a specific skill, topic, or assignment they have yet to master. Students may not override teacher placements if they have been hard requested by a teacher (denoted in the system with a red check).

2. Study Hall: These are voluntary Flex Time offerings that students may sign up for based their own choice of a focus area. Many teachers will offer course-specific study halls which students may sign up for.

3. Enrichment: Students may sign up for offerings that are considered fun and educational, but not necessarily directly related to what is happening in their class at the moment such as science labs, guest speakers, etc.

4. College and Career: Presentations from college representatives, industry members, and others may be given during Flex Time. Students can learn more about a particular college or career by signing up for these options.

5. ASB Clubs: Teachers may hold club meetings during Flex Time, and members or officers of the club may join the meeting to hear what the club is all about or what is going on. Clubs may meet a maximum of 2 times per month during Flex Time.