Looking at New Start Times
Woodland's Strategic Plan includes a a focus area of Student Well-Being. Within that focus is a goal of creating learning opportunities that address the physical, mental, emotional and social needs of the "whole child." One initiative toward achieving that goal is to identify current practices to address the "whole child" and research new educational trends, such as school start times, to help advance those practices.
Sleep deprivation is a public health issue for adolescents putting them at risk of mental, emotional and physical stress. Research supports later start times especially for middle schools and high schools to improve mental health, sleep deprivation, safety, depression and academic achievement.
Approved Bell Schedule February 2019
2019-2020 Projected Neighborhood Bus Stop Ranges - New 4-18-2019
Click on the school link below for the range of bus stops:
2019-2020 Before/After School Child Care Options - New 5-1-2019
Click here for a web page with links to options.
Documents and Research
School Start Time Change: An In-Depth Examination of Districts in the US (2014) - International Mind, Brain and Education Society NEW
Does Time of Day of Instruction Impact Class Achievement (2011) - Journal of College of Education and Health Professions NEW
Communication / Engagement
Message to Parents on 1-18-19
Parent Survey 3rd reminder message on 1-18-19
Parent Survey 2nd reminder message on 1-17-19
Key Communicator Message on 1-15-19
Daily Herald Article - District 50 Board Expected to Vote on Later School Start Times (12-6-18)
Daily Herald Article - District 50 Plans to Implement Later Start Times for 2019-2020 School Year (3-23-18)