Wayzata Elementary School Start Times

Wayzata Parents
Wayzata Parents 247 Comments
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The superintendent is proposing a shifting elementary school start times to 720am to allow for a 9am start time for high school students. This would result in a 645 bus pickup times and school would end at 210pm. This will cause families across the district to change their work and child care arrangement to accommodate and have a negative impact on elementary student outcomes. For more information, please see the following letter sent to the school board by a concerned parent.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_33eIExymsoU1VJb...

Please sign the petition to let the school board know that we don't feel our littlest learners education should be jeopardized for what are marginal benefits of high schoolers.

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  • Ryan Moseman
    Ryan Moseman United States, Minneapolis
    Dec 14, 2015
    Dec 14, 2015
    My 3rd grader goes to bed at 7:45pm for late start elementary. If she gets moved to early start she would need to be in bed by 5:45pm and I would barely make it home to say goodnight. This is crazy to think about starting the kids who need the most sleep the earliest!
  • Joyce C
    Joyce C United States, Plymouth
    Dec 14, 2015
    Dec 14, 2015
    No child, be it elementary, middle school, or high school, should be asked to be at school before 8am. Elementary children need 11-13 hours of sleep, more sleep than is needed by middle school or high school; as a result, it is especially ridiculous that we are asking the students that need the most sleep to get the least amount of sleep. It will cause daycare issues and additional expenses. It will cause safety issues having such little children outside so early in this MN weather. It will mean some children with working parents will spend over TEN hours at school. It will put children with chronic health problems (ADD, ADHD, epilepsy, etc.) at higher risk since studies have proven that sleep is crucial for these children.
  • Jenifer Teachey
    Jenifer Teachey United States, Saint Paul
    Dec 10, 2015
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    Dec 10, 2015
    If 6am is too early for a high school student who needs 9 hours of sleep to be awake, then it would without question be too early for an elementary student who needs 13 hours of sleep.

    If later start times are beneficial for the high school that's fine, but we cannot offer our youngest children up as a sacrifice.
  • Priya
    Priya United States, Maple Grove
    Nov 03, 2015
    Nov 03, 2015
    Please keep the timings of elementary school as is, changing time puts enormous amount of stress in young children and families, this will also put young kids away from parents for a long time which is not good for the development.
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