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At GHS, the “Student Policy Initiative” Sees Abundant Potential in Opportunity Block

The students in the Student Policy Initiative at Greenwich High School are familiar with limitations of the half hour Opportunity Block and have several suggestions to make the time more valuable. “Our vision is to make it (OB) a free environment like it is after school. You can force students to stay in their last block class, but you can’t force kids to be productive.” – Lucas Gazianis Continue Reading →

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BOE to Superintendent: Slice “Opportunity Block” to Half Hour

Without a full 45 minute opportunity block, it will not be possible to offer students a full credit course at the end of the school day. The BOE advised the administration to devise a structured 30 minutes for students who are not excused for sports or school sanctioned activity so that they don’t just leave school early. Continue Reading →

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BOE Approves Gildea’s Start/End Time Creative Solution for GHS: The “Opportunity Block”

Dr. Gildea proposed a creative solution to the “pain points” in this year’s new GHS start/end times. The idea of a non-rotating “opportunity block” at the end of the day would allow athletes to leave for games without missing a core academic subject. Most of the board members reacted very favorably. Continue Reading →

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