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Later Start Time Exploration

Later Start Time Exploration

Why Sleep is Good for Your StudentiStock  Student Tired at School

The research is in. Teens need more sleep. More sleep equates to improved mental health and improved academic performance. Schools and districts across the country are looking at the research that a few extra zzzzs is good for your student.

The Science

Why? Teens’ circadian rhythms – biological sleep cycles – are different than those of adults. Teens go to bed later and wake later.

 

American Medical Association

American Psychological Association

American Academy of Pediatrics
Center for Disease Control
Mayo Clinic
National Sleep Foundation
Stanford

 

Surveys for Students, Families and Staff

In February and March of 2017, students, families, and staff provided their thoughts on the topic of a later start time via a survey. 

Later Start Time Survey (Students)

Later Start Time Survey (Families)

Later Start Time Survey (Staff)

Encuesta sobre el retraso de la hora de inicio de clases (alumnos) en 2017

Encuesta sobre el retraso de la hora de inicio de clases (familias) en 2017
2017年有關推遲上課時間的調查(學生)
2017年有關推遲上課時間的調查(家庭)

 

Board Presentations

November 17, 2016

December 15, 2016

March 23, 2017

 

Efforts by Neighboring Schools and Districts

Schools like Carlmont High and Half Moon Bay High School have moved start times later. Davis Unified starts middle school later and is moving high schools to a later start for the 17/18 school year. Districts and schools interested in moving to a later start time all have similar challenges to address – concerns about traffic and commute times, labor agreements that are not in alignment with a later start, activities and sports that will end later.

Later Start in the News

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