Phase 3 Schedule

This page contains details regarding the PHASE 3 schedule, which will take effect on April 8, 2021.


Please note that the calendars below are subject to change, and may not represent the most up-to-date daily rotations. NVRHS is anticipating a shift to a FULL DAY schedule before the end of the 2020-21 school year, which would result in significant changes to the schedule below as early as May 3, 2021.

Restarting School: Continuity of Learning


In developing plans for phase 3 of in-person instruction in the fourth marking period, our top priority continues to be ensuring the safety of students, staff, and the larger school community. This presents a series of complex logistical challenges general health and safety concerns (specifically, with regard to the risk of COVID-19 spread) for all members of our school community.

In light of all that we have learned since the onset of the pandemic in March of 2020, protocols that have been place since our in-person reopening in September, updated projections for the total number of students participating in in-person vs. remote-only instruction, and updated CDC guidelines for schools, NVD and NVOT will be transitioning from two alternating in-person cohorts to a single in-person cohort on April 8th. (In other words, all in-person students will physically come into school daily, instead of alternating with another cohort.)

Fully-remote students will continue to participate in classes virtually via Zoom.

As of April 8th, the school calendar will no longer be follow the X,AM / X,PM / Y,AM / Y,PM rotation.

Instead, the school calendar will follow an AM, PM rotation -- which can be viewed below.

*Please note that the calendars below are subject to change, and may not represent the most up-to-date daily rotations. NVRHS is anticipating a shift to a FULL DAY schedule before the end of the 2020-21 school year, which would result in significant changes to the schedule below as early as May 3, 2021.

Instructional Time

Traditionally, students participate in six 56-minute classes during the school day, for a total of 336 instructional minutes (approximately 5.5 hours). The NJDOE requires a minimum of four hours of standards-based instruction on any given day in order for the school day to count.

In the PHASE 3 schedule, every school day provides students with the same amount of instructional time as PHASE 2:

  • 224 minutes of live instruction (in-school or joined via Zoom) every day

    • Four 56 minute class periods every day

  • 112 minutes of asynchronous instruction every day

    • 28 minutes of asynchronous instruction assigned for each class that meets that day (28 minutes x 4 classes, each day)

The total instructional minutes is exactly equivalent to what students would be receiving in the traditional NVRHS in-person bell schedule.

Recent Updates from the NJ DOH:


1. COVID-19 Exposure Risk Assessment Template for Patients in Post-acute Care Settings (3/23/2021) https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/INFCONT_exp_risk_assess_template_patients_postacute.pdf


2. Considerations for Cohorting COVID-19 Patients in Post-Acute Care Facilities (3/25/2021)

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/COVID_Cohorting_PAC.pdf


3. NJDOH Healthcare Personnel (HCP) Exposure to Confirmed COVID-19 Case Risk Algorithm UPDATED (3/26/21) https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/Healthcare%20Personnel%20(HCP)%20Exposure%20to%20Confirmed%20COVID-19%20Case%20Risk%20Algorithm.pdf


4. Guidance for COVID-19 Diagnosed and/or Exposed Healthcare Personnel (3/26/2021) https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/Guidance_for_COVID19_Diagnosed_andor_Exposed_HCP.pdf


5. Current Restrictions on Travel: https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/TravelRestrictions.pdf


6. Recommended Minimum Quarantine Timeframes: https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/topics/covid2019_professionals.shtml


7. Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Persons in Non-Healthcare Settings: https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/topics/covid2019_professionals.shtml