2021-22 School Start Times
Earlier this year, our Board of Education voted to implement a later start time for our high schools. Studies have shown that late start in high school reduces sleep deprivation in students. High school students who get inadequate amounts of sleep are significantly more likely to have symptoms of depression and anxiety. In high schools where late start policies have been adopted, students have measurably lower anxiety levels, better emotional stability, better impulse control, and increased academic and athletic performance.
Implementing late start for high schools in Salt Lake City School District also has a ripple effect on transportation and busing for middle and elementary schools and requires adjusting start and end times for nearly every school. Please see the tables below for the adjusted start and end times for your child's school.