We want to hear from you! School Start Times

We want to hear from you! School Start Times

Feedback opportunity open 12/19/2022-1/10/2023
The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Start Time Committee is asking for your feedback about two options for start time changes. We are asking all stakeholders, including students, staff, and parents/caregivers, to provide input on two options created by the committee.

Here is a video to learn more about the two options: https://youtu.be/4Qb7J7dyDfU

Below are links to view each of the options:

Information Meetings:
Members of the School Start Time Committee will share the two options in meetings the first week back from Winter Break. Click here to view the minutes from the last meeting that took place on December 15, 2022. Please plan to attend for a chance to hear more about the options:




January 3, 2023

6 p.m.

Microsoft Teams Live Event (Online) – Join Here

January 4, 2023

6 p.m.

Lake Washington High School
12033 NE 80th Street
Kirkland, WA 98033

January 5, 2023

6 p.m.

LWSD Resource Center
16250 NE 74th Street
Redmond, WA 98052

Complete the ThoughtExchange:
The committee is collecting feedback on the two options using the ThoughtExchange tool. This feedback opportunity will remain open until January 10, 2023. This tool is translatable.

Click here to join the ThoughtExchange

We want to hear feedback from all stakeholders. Please share this opportunity to provide feedback with your friends and neighbors.

About the Committee
LWSD’s Start Time Committee has been meeting since September. This committee has been tasked with making a recommendation to me for high schools to start no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and to move preschool start and end times earlier in the day. Changing start times for one level has impacts across the system, so changing high school start times also will impact middle and elementary school students, families, and staff.

The committee includes parents and staff from multiple perspectives across the different high school feeder areas and has met six times with one additional meeting left to make their recommendation.

You can read more about the work done to date by the School Start Time Committee here: https://www.lwsd.org/get-involved/task-forces/previous/school-start-time-advisory

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