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Block Rotation And Break Schedule

HSS Public Meeting Re. 2021-22 Timetable Structure

HSS will be hosting an online public meeting this Thursday, June 17th at 7:00 pm.


The purpose of this meeting is to address parent concerns regarding our HSS timetable structure for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. At this meeting, our HSS administrative team will be reviewing the planning we have done to date for the upcoming school year. These plans have centred around building the same timetable structure for the 2021-22 school year as we have in place for the current school year. The only difference we are currently planning for is to return to a semester system rather than a quarter system which was implemented over the past year as a safety measure to reduce student-to-student contact during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Please note that our 2021-22 timetable is based on having all subjects in our school taught by specialist teachers which has been our standard practice at Howe Sound Secondary School.


Further details regarding our 2021-22 timetable will be presented at our June 17th meeting. Incoming HSS Principal, Erin Boisvert, will also be on hand to field parent questions regarding the coming school year.


This meeting will be hosted via Zoom and can be accessed by clicking here. All parents and guardians are welcome to attend this meeting.



Weekly Block Rotation


Week 1

Week  2






Blocks will rotate each week for the duration of the 9-week quarters. The block rotation schedule can be found on the HSS calendar here.


Bell Schedule


Monday to Friday


1st Class                 8:58 am (159 mins) - Students enter class via exterior doors


Lunch                     11:38 am (60 min) - Students are to eat lunch in their morning classrooms


2nd Class                 12:38 pm (158 mins)


End of day              3:15 pm - Students exit class via exterior doors


 ** 10-minute brain breaks will be provided during classes. These breaks will be staggered between classrooms.**


See below for a link to the Stretch Break schedule.


During lunch break (60 mins), students are expected to remain on campus for health and safety reasons.


Quarter Block Schedule





Sept 10-Nov 13

Nov 16- Jan 28

Feb 1- Apr 16

April 20-June 29





 *Quarter 1 & 2 are based on previous Semester 1 assigned courses.

S1 A and B Block became Q1 A and B block, and Semester 1 C and D block became Q2 A and B block.

*Quarter 3 & 4 were structured in the same manner.