The Northshore School District has mapped out the new start and end times for fall of 2017 for individual schools. For most schools, this will mean starting and ending about 25 minutes later than they do this year.
While the School Board approved later start and end times in November, our Transportation staff has been testing routes and other logistics to determine specific times, particularly at the elementary level.
That testing is complete, and times for individual schools and special programs such as SAS and Adult Transitions are now posted on our Start Times webpage
Most posted times represent a 25-minute shift. Sunrise Elementary will shift 35 minutes due to EAP location and distance; some elementaries and middle schools will shift by slightly less than 25 minutes in order to mitigate the impact of students arriving home later.
Elementary School: Overall, elementary start times will vary by school, with the earliest starting at 9 a.m. and the latest starting at 9:35 a.m.
Middle School: Our six middle schools will start at 8:25 a.m. and let out at 3 p.m., with the exception of Timbercrest, where school will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:05 p.m., five minutes later due to its more remote location.
High School: Our four comprehensive high schools will start at 7:45 a.m. and let out at 2:20 p.m.
Note that the district continues to examine ways to tighten up the later elementary times. We will inform families at those schools if we are able to do so.
The Northshore School Board approved the start time changes after much research by a district task force. The board and the task force cited studies that show teenagers improve academically when they sleep later. Several nearby school districts are also starting their middle and high schools later for the same reason.
Individual student bus stop times should be available by late summer using our online lookup tool on our Transportation webpages under Bus Stop Information.