50 (Monday) + 75 (Tuesday or Wed) + 70 (Wednesday or Thursday) + 50 (Friday) = 245 minutes a week or 4 hours and 5 minutes.
490 minutes every two weeks. (8 hours and 10 minutes)
If a student misses one 70 minute period every other week that’s 70/490 or 14% of the material.
We have 35 weeks a year so that’s 70 times 17 ish weeks or 1190 minutes or 19 hours and 50 minutes of class over the year.
There is no way you can miss almost 20 hours of class and not have your grade suffer. There is no way you can make up 20 hours of math minutes by doing the homework you missed. If you do that.
I have 4 students who miss class bi-weekly for our school’s 70 minute counseling group. I am a HUGE HUGE fan of counsling. I believe students should have access to as much help as we can get them.
I just don’t think they should have to miss class to get. I think we may be hurting them on their path to high school.
I just don’t know.