MVLA introduces new schedule for 2021-2022 school year


Via MVLA District

The Mountain View–Los Altos District released a new schedule for the 2021–2022 school year.

The Mountain View–Los Altos School District is implementing a new bell schedule for the 2021–2022 school year following the plan approved in March 2020. The new schedule includes a seven-period day on Monday, double block days and a later start time. 

The schedule was created through negotiations between the District Teachers’ Association and the District, and took into consideration a 2019 survey that reported 58 percent of students preferred double block days and shorter blocks. Its structure is based on a study of over 30 schedules across the country. 

The District implemented the new 8:40 a.m. start time both to fulfill Governor Gavin Newsom’s mandate that high schools begin classes after 8:30 a.m. and to improve students’ sleep schedules and well-being.

The new schedule continues the double block model used during the 2020–2021 school year; each block period will be 85 minutes with odd periods on Tuesdays and Thursdays and even periods on Wednesdays and Fridays. Even-block days will also include an extended tutorial period of 50 minutes, giving students more time to meet with teachers, join study groups and more.