Daily Schedule & FlexTime
Reitz Memorial runs on an alternate day block schedule that is referred to as White Days and Blue Days. Each student has four 85-minute periods each day throughout the year on alternating days. These White Days and Blue Days have been set in a fixed schedule for the school year. The school day starts at 7:35 a.m. and ends at 2:15 p.m.
Tiger FlexTime Announcement from 2022-2023
In addition to the normal block schedule, Reitz Memorial started using a new initiative at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year called Tiger FlexTime.
Each day, our students’ instructional time will end at 2:15 p.m. At 2:20 p.m., students who want to, need to, or are asked to stay, will then report to their location for their FlexTime activity.
What is most important to understand about this time is that while students are able to leave at 2:15 p.m., they may also be asked to stay until 2:50 p.m.
As such, it is strongly recommended that activities students will consistently attend (such as work) should not be scheduled until after the student would be able to leave school at 2:50 p.m. In addition, no athletic practices, band practices, or theater practices will begin before 3:00 p.m.
This time will be very intentional and geared towards allowing students the time they need to maintain their academic success. We believe this time will allow students and faculty the opportunity to connect and work together in areas they need.
A few examples for the use of this time include:
Ability for students to see teachers for extra academic help
Tutoring from Incognito Instructors
Ability to make-up tests, quizzes, homework, and lectures if a student missed class
Study tables and grade checks for athletic teams, band, and theater
Faculty collaboration for projects, labs, or review sessions for classes
School counselor meetings for help with scheduling, college information, or scholarships
Doctor appointments (if this would help avoid missed class time)