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    School Schedule Changes
    Posted on 10/05/2016
    Kindergarten students and teacher in the classroom

    Seattle Public Schools seeking input on 2017-18 School Schedule Changes

    Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Education Association are partnering to increase students’ access to core content, improve instruction and accelerate student achievement.

    As part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement process SEA and SPS agreed to add 20 minutes to the school day in 2017-18 and provide one hour per week of teacher collaboration time.

    As the district plans to make this schedule adjustment, we want to hear from families and stakeholders on how the additional time should be added and how and when to schedule the collaboration time.

    As you are considering the schedule options, the schedule tables below may help you visualize the possible changes.

    How to provide feedback

    You may provide feedback in one of two ways:

    1. Complete the online survey by clicking on this link
    2. Complete and turn in a paper-based survey at your child’s school.

    Note: printed surveys are available in the front office of your student's school and have been translated into the top six home languages of families with students in Seattle Public Schools.

    The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete. We will also be sending out a link to the online survey in email to families with an email on file.

    All surveys need to be completed online or due back to the school by October 21.

    If you have questions, please send us an email at arrivaltimes@seattleschools.org

    2016-17 Start and End Times

    Please note, schools are organized by tier 1, 2 and 3 which refer to the start and end time.

    2016-17 Start and End Times
    Tier Start Time End Time
    All Elementary K-8 or Secondary
    1 7:55 a.m. 2:05 p.m. 2:25 p.m.
    2 8:45 a.m. 2:55 p.m. 3:15 p.m.
    3 9:35 a.m. 3:45 p.m. 4:05 p.m.

    Schedule Change Options

    Option 1: Shift Earlier and Early Dismissal

    Add 20 minutes to the beginning of the school day and have 1-hour early dismissal once a week.

    Shift Earlier and Early Dismissal
    Tier Start Time End Time
    Reg. day Early dismissal Reg. day Early dismissal
    All Elementary or K-8 Secondary
    1 7:35 a.m. 2:05 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 2:25 p.m. 1:25 p.m.
    2 8:25 a.m. 2:55 p.m. 1:55 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
    3 9:15 a.m. 3:45 p.m. 2:45 p.m.  4:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m.

    Option 2: Shift Earlier and Late Arrival

    Add 20 minutes to the beginning of the school day and have 1-hour late arrival once a week.

    Shift Earlier and Late Arrival
    Tier Start Time End Time
    Reg. day Late arrival
    All Elementary or K-8 Secondary
    1 7:35 a.m. 8:35 a.m. 2:05 p.m. 2:25 p.m.
    2 8:25 a.m. 9:25 a.m. 2:55 p.m. 3:15 p.m.
    3 9:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 3:45 p.m. 4:05 p.m.

    Option 3: Shift Later and Early Dismissal

    Add 20 minutes to the end of the school day and have 1-hour early dismissal once a week.

    Shift Earlier and Early Dismissal
    Tier Start Time End Time
    Reg. day Early dismissal Reg. day Early dismissal
    All Elementary or K-8 Secondary
    1 7:55 a.m. 2:25 p.m. 1:25 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 1:45 p.m.
    2 8:45 a.m. 3:15 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 3:35 p.m. 2:35 p.m.
    3 9:35 a.m. 4:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 3:25 p.m.

    Option 4: Shift Later and Late Arrival

    Add 20 minutes to the end of the school day and have 1-hour late arrival once a week.

    Shift Earlier and Late Arrival
    Tier Start Time End Time
    Reg. day Late arrival
    All Elementary or K-8 Secondary
    1 7:55 a.m. 8:55 a.m. 2:25 p.m. 2:45 p.m.
    2 8:45 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 3:15 p.m. 3:35 p.m.
    3 9:35 a.m. 10:35 a.m. 4:05 p.m. 4:25 p.m.

    Option 5: Split Time and Early Dismissal

    Add 10 minutes to the beginning and the end of the school day and have 1-hour early dismissal once a week.

    Split Time and Early Dismissal
    Tier Start Time End Time
    Reg. day Early dismissal Reg. day Early dismissal
    All Elementary or K-8 Secondary
    1 7:45 a.m. 2:15 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 2:35 p.m. 1:35 p.m.
    2 8:35 a.m. 3:05 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 3:25 p.m. 2:25 p.m.
    3 9:25 a.m. 3:55 p.m. 2:55 p.m.  4:15 p.m. 3:15 p.m.

    Option 6: Split Time and Late Arrival

    Add 10 minutes to the beginning and the end of the school day and have 1-hour late arrival once a week.

    Split Time and Late Arrival
    Tier Start Time End Time
    Reg. day Late arrival
    All Elementary or K-8 Secondary
    1 7:45 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 2:15 p.m. 2:35 p.m.
    2 8:35 a.m. 9:35 a.m. 3:05 p.m. 3:25 p.m.
    3 9:25 a.m. 10:25 a.m. 3:55 p.m. 4:15 p.m.