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September 19, 2020

King City High School allows Class of 2021 to request up to three open periods

Policy would result in fewer students on campus next school year

KING CITY — Open periods at King City High School have been modified in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Students who have finished their 11th-grade year may request up to three open periods based on their completed credits.

Last week the campus announced that members of the Class of 2021 can request three open periods if they have 200 credits completed, two open periods if they have 190 credits completed, and one open period if they have 180 credits completed.

This policy would result in fewer students on campus during the day, which falls in line with school districts attempting to figure out what to do with next school year. The Monterey County Office of Education has recommended districts consider distance learning to be included within next year’s plans.

With the beginning of the school year months away, and the Covid-19 pandemic causing unpredictable shifts in safety guidelines, it is possible KCHS will be among many area campuses that have fewer overall students.

Students requesting the open periods may not use the bus to or from campus and must have their own method of transportation. Seniors using open periods are not allowed on campus during those times. Students in sports must be enrolled in at least four classes to be eligible for athletics.

To participate in the 2021 graduation ceremony, students must be enrolled in at least four classes each quarter of the second semester.

Students wishing to request open periods must fill out district forms by May 22, and their fines must all be cleared by June 4 as well.

Sean Roney
Sean Roney
Sean Roney is the reporter for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers education, government and general news for the Salinas Valley communities in South Monterey County.

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