We hope this message finds you well.  Northern Burlington is exploring a new schedule that will take effect in September of 2023.  To help us gather feedback about the proposed schedule, we will be implementing practice days in December and March.  The December days will take place on Thursday the 1st and Friday the 2nd.  

Below is some information that will help explain why we are looking to make the change and what the schedule will look like. 

This video explains the reasons for the schedule change, the benefits of the extended learning schedule, and some of the logistics of this phase of the implementation process. 

The schedule includes a designated Homeroom or Advisory period, 4 classes per day (78 minutes each), and a lunch/opportunity period (80 minutes in total). 

Class Schedule for Thursday, December 1st, “A” Day
The first four periods of students’ current schedules will meet on Thursday, December 1st, “A” Day. 

Class Schedule for Friday, December 2nd, “B” Day
The second four periods of students’ current schedules will meet on Friday, December 2nd, “B” Day. 



18 minutes



80 minutes

Period 1-2 

Period 9-10 or 10-11

80 minutes

Period 3-4

Period 11-12 or 12-13

70 minutes

Lunch (35 minutes) /
Opportunity (40 minutes)

Lunch (35 minutes) /
Opportunity (40 minutes)

80 minutes

Period 5-6

Period 14-15

80 minutes

Period 7-8 or 8-9

Period 16-17

Lunch and Opportunity Period Assignments
Students’ assigned locations will be shared via the Google Classroom for their Grade level. 

Students in Grades 8, 11 and 12 will be assigned to Lunch 1.
At the same time students in Grades 7, 9 and 10 will be assigned to Opportunity period 1. 

Students in Grades 7, 9, and 10 will be assigned to Lunch 2.
At the same time students in Grades 8, 11 and 12 will be assigned to Opportunity period 2.  

Lunch selections and locations
During the two trial days, the number of lunch offerings may be reduced to facilitate service. Locations will be clearly labeled with selections for these days. In order to expedite service for all students, it is extremely important for students to have their School IDs available at the point of sale. 

Opportunity Period
Opportunity period will provide students with time in the day to receive additional instruction or support, work on assignments and complete make-up work. At times, clubs, activity groups and organizations will have time to meet during the day.  For the practice days, all students will be assigned to a location for the Opportunity Period.  Clubs and activity meetings will be shared with the students ahead of time.

FAQs and Additional Questions
Please visit the district website at to view the frequently asked questions page and have an opportunity to submit any questions you may have.