Seattle Public School Bell Times Change This School Year

August 29, 2016 6:19am

via Seattle Public Schools

With the first day of school just a few days away (September 7), we thought we would remind Greenlakers that Seattle Public Schools is changing their bell times for the 2016-17 school year. The district says the change in school start times is designed to improve academic outcomes for secondary students. They are providing a list of resources on their district website, from child care and nutrition, to after school activities and safety and security, to help families make the transition.

The new bell times are based off of research that has shown that teenagers benefit from later start times resulting in more sleep, better health, reduced discipline and beyond. For elementary students, research has shown that there are no negative effects of starting those schools earlier. Plus what elementary kid sleeps in? Raise your hand if you have a teenager that does!

What does this do to Green Lake bell times?

Here’s the current list:

Daniel Bagley, West Woodland and Green Lake Elementary now begin at 7:55 a.m. and end at 2:05 p.m.

Hamilton International, Eckstein and Whitman Middle School: 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Roosevelt High School: 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

For more information about bell time changes, go to the Seattle School’s site.