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Important Information on Proposed Changes to School Start/End Times and Bus Routes for 2017 - 2018

As a District we have spent part of the year studying a universal start/end time for Inter-Lakes Elementary School, Inter-Lakes Middle Tier and Inter-Lakes High School. In this model, Sandwich Central School would have approximately a twenty (20) minute staggered start/end time from the other two buildings.

This study has included parent forums, online feedback opportunities, student surveys in grades 7 – 12 and a significant review of the impact on: academics, transportation services and routes, traffic patterns on the Inter-Lakes campus, and athletics and extra-curricular activity schedules.

Our school and district leadership teams analyzed all of these factors, identified the positive impacts, and identified ways to mitigate the challenges. As a result of this work, we believe the positive results for student well-being and learning outweigh the challenges that this change may present. Therefore, on Tuesday night (6/13 at 6:00 p.m., Humiston Building), a universal start/end time with one tier K – 12 busing will be recommended to the School Board for implementation for the 2017 – 2018 school year. The proposed changes and current times are outlined in the table below.

Proposed Start/End Time Changes
 School  Schedule  School Schedule
 ILES/ILMT/ILHS  8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  SCS 7:55 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
    Current Start/End Times
 ILES 8:25 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  SCS   8:05 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.  
 ILMT  8:20 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 ILHS  7:20 a.m. – 2:08 p.m.

Additional information can be found at Proposed Changes to School Start/End Times and Bus Routes for 2017 - 2018


Later Start Time Resources

Letter to Parents

Information Sheet for Universal Start End Times

Start/End Times Parent Forum Dates

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