Finals schedule slightly altered this year

December 30, 2010 — by Allison Toh

This school year, students are seeing more changes concerning the days they have off as well as a new finals schedule.

Instead of the typical four-day semester break after finals, there will be a three-day break for all students excluding those with a seventh period. Students with a seventh period will have to come in for two hours in the morning on the last day, Friday, Jan. 21, to take their last final. This day is also a teachers’ work day.

According to principal Jeff Anderson, the switch was due to the Columbus Day break students received back in October.

“I think that the gain that we realized with the day we took in October outweighs any potential inconvenience for students with a seventh period,” Anderson said.

However, even with this discrepancy in the first semester finals schedule, the second semester finals will go according to how they have been in the past, Anderson said.

Sophomore Tyler Bakke, who has a seventh period, thinks that having the seventh period final last is unfair.

“I find it inconvenient that we have to come in when other students don’t,” said Bakke.

However, junior Daniel Hsu is not bothered by the minor change.

“Honestly, I don’t mind [having to come in an extra day] that much,” said Hsu. “No one really plans to do anything on a Friday morning, so I won’t be missing out on much.”

Finals week will take place Jan. 18-21.