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Thread: What time do your schools start?

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    Senior Member mythreesuns's Avatar
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    I was reading the question that KwiltyKahy posted..and all the answers she got. I was shocked to see some of the answers.. if they start so early..and get out so late..

    How long each day do they go to school?
    How many days off during the school year?

    Our schools K to 8th start at 8:10 am to 3:00 pm
    9th to 12th 8:04 am to 3:06 pm

    They get 23 1/2 days off during the entire school year..thats including Christmas Break..and Spring Break.

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    Mine got out May 16 th and go back on Aug.10th. Don't know how many days off, I think 2 weeks at Christmas, one at Easter, and spring break. They go from 8 to 3 and is k - 12. It is small private school with only about 350 kids. Mine has 12 in his class, the same kids as last year and the year before. He is going in 6th.

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    My dgd will be homeschooled at an online public school this year so she'll not have the travel time to and from. But she is required to "be in school" 6 hrs/day. She still has a "teacher" and her mother is the "learning coach" that she is accountable to them.
    When she attended regular school she boarded the bus at 6:55 a.m. and returned home as late as 5:00 p.m. This was straight from school not from child care...Her school time started at 7:45 and ended at 3:00...she also had a bus change... yes it was a school bus not public transportation

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    school starts august 9th and gets out the first week of june. they go from 8-3 get 1 week for fall break, 1 week for spring break and 2 weeks at christmas time

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    7:45 - 3:30 here.
    2 wks at Christmas, one week Spring Break, 2 1/2 days at Thanksgiving. Start August 22, out first week in June.

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    we take our grandson to and from school..he starts Aug 3rd ...it starts at 8:20 A.M. and gets out at 3:10 P.M....he will be inhte 2nd grade...(can't wait for the almost 3 yr old twins to get in school)...they get out a week in mid fall and mid spring and two weeks at Christmas...we have so many snow days here they go into the first week of June at least...this past yr they only got about 2 days off total from Christmas til summer because of snow and floods...making up the missed days because of inclement weather

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    Wow in Australia it's 9 - 3 pretty standard.. although some schools have seniors (yr 11 and 12) starting 7:45 and finishing at 1. With 6 weeks off at christmas and 6 weeks off during the year. I think I prefer our hours!

    In terms of hours, thats 6 hours a day (minus 1 hour for lunch) so 5 hours of actual school work.

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    Our little county school starts on Aug. 15. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

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    My sons school starts at 8:30 and finishes at 2:30

    School holidays are approximately 18 December to 1 February

    Then 2 weeks at Easter
    2 weeks around June/July
    2 weeks around September/October

    We seem to have our vacation time spread out a little more.

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    I think our district runs second week of Aug. To third week of May, with two weeks out at Christmas, two days for fall break and one week for spring break. 8 to 3-ish.

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    Yes I think I like our hours too. Can't imagine getting the kids out the door by 8am *yikes*

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    All schools in the United States must go 180 days/year in order to receive federal funding. In NJ, our schools generally let out toward the end of June and begin just after Labor Day. We have a week at Christmas and a week at Easter off and a few scattered holidays.

    Over the summer, the schools are brimming with activities... rented for a plethora of different camps, extended school year (summer school) for students who qualify and all renovations and cleaning takes place. There is a buzz of activities that most don't know occurs.

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    8am to 3pm second week roughly of September to the 3rd week on June. 11:30 early release every other Wednesday. This is the schedule the little boy I watch is on.

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    In this province we have to have 195 teaching days...go from 8:30 - 2:30..2 weeks at Christmas, 1 week in March, and 2 days at Easter...start the Tuesday after Labour Day in Sept..and end June 30...

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    Ours is a year-round school, so 9 weeks on, 3 weeks off (approx.)

    Instruction starts at 9:15, but from 8:45 until then, you may drop off and they go directly to their classroom to get settled in. School's out at 3:45. 30 minute lunch.

    (and she's a kindergardener...SNIFF!!)

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    My elem school student day is from 8-2:40. We are in school the 180 days required by IN law. We have Labor Day, 2 days fall break in late Oct., 3 days at Thanksgiving, 2 weeks at Xmas, Pres. Day (unless needed for a snow make-up day), 1 week for spring break, Good Friday (unless the date falls during sp break or needed, otherwise, as a snow make-up day), and Memorial Day. We always start around the 20th of Aug (I think the 19th this year) and are generally finished by the 3rd-ish of June.

    IN education law has requirements for daily instructional minutes and for number of days. Schools are not allowed to extend days and 'bank' minutes to lessen the 180 days. I know some corps. are looking at reducing some of the days off and shortening Xmas vacation. Our vacation/days off are very much the same as they were when I was a child in school.

    The only big change we have had was recently adding the 3rd day to Thanksgiving vacation. We are off Wed., Thurs., and Fri. and I think every single female teacher absolutely LOVES it! Those who need to be cooking don't feel quite the panic as they have the day off to do that. I use the Weds. to go Xmas shopping because my family celebrates T'giving on Sat. and I generally spend Fri cooking. This way I feel like I have a 'vacation' as well.

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    My grandson who is in Maine has to be out the door to catch his bus at 6:35am. The poor kid is up and out while it is still dark. He is in junior high. The actual last bell to begin classes isn't until 7:55 but he is one of the first ones picked up and has a long haul till he gets to school. I feel so bad for him. And they get dismissed at 2:10pm.

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    Each state sets their own requirement for how many days the school year is..except MN..in that state.. each school district sets their own number. Wisconsin is 180 days, and they can add minutes to the days to cover for additional snow days. USA students attend less days of school per year then any other country. This information is coming directly from the State of Wisconsin Superintendent's office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    My dgd will be homeschooled at an online public school this year so she'll not have the travel time to and from. But she is required to "be in school" 6 hrs/day. She still has a "teacher" and her mother is the "learning coach" that she is accountable to them.
    When she attended regular school she boarded the bus at 6:55 a.m. and returned home as late as 5:00 p.m. This was straight from school not from child care...Her school time started at 7:45 and ended at 3:00...she also had a bus change... yes it was a school bus not public transportation
    Leota, I hope it goes well for your dgd. We use that program. My son is an advanced learner and the local schools seem only to care about the kids who struggle and those who don't speak English. There are days where we don't meet the exact time requirement but we also go to school more days than the average students since there are no no teacher days, snow days, etc.. We even work over the summer!! It's worked well for us!!

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    They really do spend a whole lot of hours in school, sometimes I feel as if they are hardly mine any more because they hardly spend any time with me. Then again I always remind myself they must socialize in order to grow up and become independent adults Even my oldest one is going to school his summer - Saint Simons vocational school, he says he wants to learn a profession after finishing college, so he will know better what he wants to do.
    I just love sitting at home in my
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    Keep the great ideas coming

    Love - Laru

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