Due to the holiday week/weekend, we have extended the Scheduling Exercise through Monday, April 22. If you are thinking about classes at ZLO this Fall, we need your input and encourage you to participate in the Exercise.
If you know of other homeschooling families who could benefit from classes at ZLO, please encourage them to participate as well.
Now is the time to be dreaming about classes you would like for your kids next Fall!
ZLO’s Scheduling Exercise for 2019-2020 classes will begin April 7, and conclude on Thursday, April 16. The classes that we offer for the next academic year will be a direct result of the responses to the Scheduling Exercise.
Our teachers have prepared descriptions of all the courses they offer, and there are many more classes offered than we have time to teach. What lands on the schedule is the direct result of the responses gathered during the scheduling exercise.
What is a scheduling exercise, and why do we do it?
The Scheduling Exercise is a mock registration, of sorts, where you are able to dream a little about the classes you would like for your child(ren). You will be able to request more than four classes per student, and you’ll be able to prioritize which classes are the most important. You’ll also be able to indicate any scheduling restrictions, and request classes that aren’t already included in the exercise.
As the Exercise takes place, we will be building the schedule around those requests on the wall outside Mrs. Crocker’s room at ZLO. Classes that get no requests will be eliminated. Classes that overflow will get a second section. Requests for a class that we don’t currently offer will tell us that we’ll need to find another instructor. Please be in prayer for these possibilities! We love these kinds of problems but they also require careful discerning. We welcome parent participation in the process, so please come in on those days and see how the schedule is getting built.
If you plan to have your child(ren) attend classes in the fall, or are still thinking about it, we ask for your participation. The schedule we end up with for Fall 2019-2020 is a direct result of the Scheduling Exercise.
Additionally, If you know of families who are seriously considering a class or two at ZLO next year, please encourage them to participate in the Scheduling Exercise.
How will you know when it’s officially open? Check your email! We will send out a special announcement on the evening of Sunday, April 7, as soon as it is live.
Comments or Questions? Please contact Molly Crocker.
– originally published March 28, 2019