Instruction at Hayes Freedom is organized into 9 week quarters. A full-time student is scheduled into three, 100-minute block classes plus an Advocacy class.
The regular school day begins with an open conference period from 7:30-8:25 and continues with in-class instruction from 8:25 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Different schedules and learning programs may be developed on a case-by-case basis for students with health, employment, and other schedule conflicts.
Please note: Hayes Freedom does not observe the secondary late start schedule but will conduct classes according to our regular schedule on those dates throughout the school year.
Late Start Information
CHS, Skyridge, and Liberty run late start schedules on occasional Wednesdays and Thursdays. Hayes Freedom does NOT follow this schedule. However, transportation for HFHS is disrupted due to this. In an effort to ensure that students who are bound to district transportation do not miss out on classroom instruction, we run an altered schedule.
Students who are not bound to district transportation are expected to be here on time at 8:25am. In addition, any student with a current grade of D or below are required to be here at 8:25. During that time, teachers will work with students on focused math, focused reading & writing, SAT prep, senior projects, classroom-based assessments, and catching up on any late or missing work. This is another opportunity for students to get individualized help from their teachers.
Students utilizing the school bus for transportation should arrive at their bus stops 2 hours and 20 minutes later than usual.
Inclement Weather Delays
Emergency and school closure information is posted to the local media via the FlashAlert system. Click here to view current emergency information. In the event that school is closed or delayed due to inclement weather, the district’s emergency notification system will call parents at their home number around 6:00 AM to announce late start or closure information. If snow routes are in effect, the message will indicate so. Click here to view the snow routes.
If no announcement is made, bus routes and pick-up times will run as usual. Parents are asked to refrain from calling the district office or schools as high call volumes can shut down the phone system.
In the event of a two-hour delay students should arrive at bus stops two hours later than they normally arrive, but please allow for delays. Classes will begin at HFHS @ 10:25 AM.
Morning: HFHS students ride to and from school on the middle school bus routes. Students who live in the Liberty Middle School attendance area ride their neighborhood middle school bus and are dropped off at HFHS. Students who live in the Skyridge Middle School attendance area ride their neighborhood middle school bus to Skyridge and then board bus #41 which leaves Skyridge at 7:50 a.m. for HFHS.
Afternoon: Bus #27 will take the HFHS Liberty riders to Liberty where they will then board their neighborhood buses. Bus # 41 will take the HFHS Skyridge riders to Skyridge where they will then board their neighborhood buses.
Please note: HFHS students who are taking a first period class at CHS will ride their neighborhood CHS bus to CHS, then board bus #53 at 8:35 by the flag pole to ride to HFHS.