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4 Periods with 3 Lunches
Periods
This sample layout has the following characteristics:
 Courses are 83 minutes
 Lunches is 30 minutes
 There are 3 lunches
 The middle of a students schedule will contain one of the 3 sets of lunches.
 Because the lunch is 1 slot; the lunch courses in the curriculum should have the field "Meets this many periods per day" set to 1.
 Courses are set to take 4 slots; thus the field "Meets this many periods per day" should be set to 4.
 One of the lunches takes place in the middle of one of the courses (The student would go to the course for 40 minutes; then break for lunch for 30 minutes; and then return to the same course for another 40 minutes)
Morning
All students could potentially be scheduled into the first 4 periods. Periods 0 is homeroom.
Description  Label  From  Thru  Start  End  Minutes  Slots  Builder?  Lunch? 
Homeroom  HR  0  0  7:25am  7:38am  13  1 


 1  1  4  7:43am  9:06am  83  4  Y 

 2  5  8  9:11am  10:34am  83  4  Y 

Lunch A (Students will have either Lunch A, B or C)
Description  Label  From  Thru  Start  End  Minutes  Slots  Builder?  Lunch? 
Lunch A  3AL  9  9  10:39am  11:09am  30  1  Y  Y 
 3A  10  13  11:14am  12:37pm  83  4  Y 

Lunch B
Students who have lunch B; will take the first half of their course for 40 minutes; step out to lunch for 30 minutes;
and then go back to that course for 40 minutes.
Description  Label  From  Thru  Start  End  Minutes  Slots  Builder?  Lunch?  Linked To 
First half of course  3B  9  10  10:39am  11:19am  40  2  Y  3B2  
Lunch B  3BL  11  11  11:23am  11:53am  30  1  Y  Y 

Last half of course  3B2  12  13  11:57am  12:37pm  40  2  Y 
 3B 
Lunch C
Description  Label  From  Thru  Start  End  Minutes  Slots  Builder?  Lunch? 
3C  9  12  10:39am  12:02pm  83  4  Y  
 3CL  13  13  12:07pm  12:37pm  30  1  Y  Y 
Afternoon
Description  Label  From  Thru  Start  End  Minutes  Slots  Builder?  Lunch? 
4  14  17  12:42pm  2:05pm  83  4  Y 

How to set this up in Genesis
This screen shot shows how to add these periods into Genesis.
Notice in this screen shot; how period 3B is set to link to 3B2. This makes the scheduler treat 3B and 3B2 together as unit of 4 slots. Sections that are scheduled into period 3B/3B2 will have 2 subsections; one for 3B and one for 3B2.
In this screen shot; you can see how 3B2 also needs to point back to 3B
9 Periods with 3 Lunches
Periods
This sample layout has the following characteristics:
 Courses are 44 minutes
 Lunch is 30 minutes
 There are 3 lunches
 The middle of a students schedule will contain one of the 3 sets of lunches.
 Because the lunch is 1 slot; the lunch courses in the curriculum should have the field "Meets this many periods per day" set to 1.
 Courses are set to take 2 slots; thus the field "Meets this many periods per day" should be set to 2.
The scheduler will place courses into periods that are x slots long.
With the courses being 2 slots long; the courses will never be placed into a lunch slot; and because lunch courses are 1 slot long; Lunch courses will never be placed in periods for courses.
This configuration would work for districts where lunch is less time than the course.
The length of the course should not matter; as long as it is longer than lunch.
Morning
All students could potentially be scheduled into the first 4 periods. Periods 0 is homeroom.
Description  Label  From  Thru  Start  End  Minutes  Slots  Builder?  Lunch? 
Homeroom  0  0  0  8:05am  8:12am  7  1 


 1  1  2  8:15am  8:59am  44  2  Y 

 2  3  4  9:02am  9:46am  44  2  Y 

 3  5  6  9:49am  10:33am  44  2  Y 

 4  7  8  10:36am  11:21am  44  2  Y 

Lunch 5 (Students will have either Lunch 5, 6 or 7)
The 7th period in this block; is the same 7th period in Lunch 6. (You will only need to enter this period once into Genesis)
Description  Label  From  Thru  Start  End  Minutes  Slots  Builder?  Lunch? 
Lunch 5  5L  9  9  11:23am  11:53am  30  1  Y  Y 
 6  10  11  11:56am  12:40pm  44  2  Y 

 7  12  13  12:43pm  1:27pm  44  2  Y 

Lunch 6
The 5th period in this block; is the same 5th period in Lunch 7. (You will only need to enter this period once into Genesis)
Description  Label  From  Thru  Start  End  Minutes  Slots  Builder?  Lunch? 
5  9  10  11:23am  12:07pm  44  2  Y 
 
Lunch 6  6L  11  11  12:10pm  12:40pm  30  1  Y  Y 
 7  12  13  12:43pm  1:27pm  44  2  Y  Y 
Lunch 7
Notice how period 6 is 6B here. Periods 5 and 7 in both blocks of lunches have the same meeting time.
Description  Label  From  Thru  Start  End  Minutes  Slots  Builder?  Lunch? 
5  9  10  11:23am  12:07pm  44  2  Y 
 
 6B  11  12  12:10pm  12:54pm  44  2  Y  
Lunch 7  7  13  13  12:57pm  1:27pm  30  1  Y  Y 
Afternoon
Description  Label  From  Thru  Start  End  Minutes  Slots  Builder?  Lunch? 
8  14  15  1:30pm  2:15pm  44  2  Y 
 
 9  16  17  2:17pm  3:01pm  44  2  Y 

Other
These periods could represent students that are being sent out of the school for a VoTech program. You would have a VoTech course in your curriculum that would be set for 8 periods in length (8 slots).
Description  Label  From  Thru  Start  End  Minutes  Slots  Builder?  Lunch? 
VoTech AM  VTAM  1  8  8:15am  11:20am  185  8  Y 

VoTech PM  VTPM  10  18  11:56am  3:01pm  185  8  Y 

What it would look like in Genesis
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