Wayzata High School

OurTime is a designated academic support block designed to meet the academic needs of students during the school day. During this time, students will receive academic support, participate in relearning, make up labs or tests and quizzes, study quietly and collaborate with classmates on group projects.

OurTime has been implemented to support Wayzata High School's mission and goal of preparing each and every student for post-secondary readiness.

OurTime Schedule
Block 1 8:15-9:35
OurTime 9:35-10:05
Block 2 10:15-11:35
Passing Time 11:35-11:45
Block 3 11:45-1:40
Passing Time 1:40-1:50
Block 4 1:50-3:10
Dismissal 3:10

When is OurTime?

OurTime will occur weekly Tuesdays-Thursdays after first block, for 30 minutes. 

Why did WHS add OurTime into the daily schedule?

OurTime was developed with the idea that focused academic support time will:

  • Strengthen connections and access between students and teachers
  • Increase academic support and homework time resulting
  • Allow students to re-learn and master learning standards
  • Meet the needs of students working, participating in extracurricular activities, or who may be unable to meet with teachers after school
  • Lessen academic stress
  • Allow students to achieve and strive for post-secondary readiness
  • Provide students with the opportunity to obtain help from an Academic Mentor (student tutor)

How do students know where to attend during OurTime?

Students will either be requested by a teacher or self-study in their 1st block class.

  • Teachers will request students that may need reteaching or assistance in making up missing work. Students will receive an email if they are requested by a teacher. Students should make it a habit to check their email daily.
  • Self-study: If a student is not requested by a teacher, they will study in their 1st block classroom or may sign-up to meet with an Academic Mentor.

What are student expectations during OurTime?

  • OurTime is an academic time; students are expected to be working on academics, including but not limited to: completing assignments, studying (individual or in groups), retaking tests, or participating in relearning.
  • If requested by a teacher, student must report to the location specified in a timely manner; digital hall passes may be verified. If students are requested by more than one teacher, they will be permitted to move between classrooms as long as a digital hall pass has been issued.
  • Students will meet the expectations of the Character Pillars: positive relationships; respect for self and others; responsibility; ethical decision making; awareness.
  • Link Crew will lead character and leadership activities for freshmen.