What exactly is FlexiSched?

Grace Goverman, Managing Editor

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Beginning this year, students are now required to use FlexiSched to sign up weekly for Support Seminar classes. 

This change comes after last year’s sign out system struggled to account for student attendance. The interest in Flexisched began when the school administration, “had a presentation [hosted by the company that created Flexisched] over the summer and learned a little bit about it and really liked it. Flexisched is a program out of the Midwest, and serves schools in that region. We are the second or third school in Oregon [to use them],” said assistant principal Ryan Rosenau. Not attending Support Seminar generates the same consequences as not attending any other class, where an unexcused absence results in a detention.

Support Seminar lasts from 10:02 a.m. to 10:34 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday for students to work or receive help. This year, in addition to providing that help, teachers will offer various enrichment activities during Support Seminar, which students can sign up for using Flexisched. There will be time set aside each Friday to allow students to schedule. Should a student forget to schedule their support seminars by the Monday deadline, they will be scheduled for their second period class.

Teachers also now have the ability to schedule or request students for their periods. If a teacher “hard requests” a student for their Support Seminar period, the student is required to attend the class. If a teacher “soft requests” a student, that teacher’s Seminar class will be the default, but the student is free to transfer to another support seminar of their choosing. Teachers will be able to “hard request” students before the scheduling window opens for students. 

Using LOHS.flexisched.net., students must schedule their Support Seminar periods the Friday before and have until Monday at 4 p.m. to change their decision. Students are encouraged to sign up early, as each support seminar period has limited spots.

“I think it’s a good system but classes [that you want] get filled up really quickly, but it’s good overall,” said junior Jennie Rollins. “It’s fun. It gives players an extra 30 minutes to do film [review plays and strategy] with Bartsch and students time to have independent study or whatever they need to do,” said Connor Tolley, a junior.