School Start Time Advisory

2022 Start Time Committee

The Lake Washington School District 2022 Start Times Committee has been tasked with making a recommendation to Superintendent Dr. Jon Holmen for high schools to start no earlier than 8:00 a.m. The group will also make a proposal to adjust preschool start/end times. Seven meetings have been scheduled on Thursdays between September and January. The committee includes parents and staff from multiple perspectives across the different high school feeder areas. The committee will also solicit input into interests and impacts of potential recommendations from stakeholders including parents, staff, and students.

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School start time family messages

Dear LWSD Students and Families:

The School Start Time Recommendation has been adopted for implementation beginning with the 2023-24 school year. We recognize staff and families will need time to process the implications of these changes for their individual contexts, and we wanted to allow as much time as possible to do that prior to next school year. Change is never without impact or consequence. 

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Dear LWSD Staff, Students and Families:

The School Start Time Recommendation has been adopted for implementation in the 2023-24 school year

In Fall 2022, a committee comprised of parents, community members, and district staff was formed with the express purpose of making a recommendation to the superintendent on how to shift high school start times to later than 8:00 a.m. and move preschool start times earlier.

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The LWSD Start Times Committee wants to hear from you! The Committee is using ThoughtExchange to gather thoughts and suggestions from families, students, staff and community members across the district. The ThoughtExchange will launch October 14. It will be open until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26. That will allow the Start Times Committee to review the feedback at their next meeting on Thursday, October 27.

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