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School Start Times

BACKGROUND

During the 2017-2018 school year our Student Advisory Team, made up of approximately 35 students from grades 7 through 12 participated in a problem solving protocol using our attendance data.  On June 6, 2018 the Student Advisory Team made a recommendation to the Centennial School Board to explore the possibility of later school start times.

In response to the student group’s recommendation, the Centennial School District is researching, surveying, gathering information and conducting community outreach regarding changes to our start times. This process will be facilitated by Kristen Miles of OSBA.  Kristen has conducted this work in other Oregon school districts, and has developed a process that is designed to listen, engage and empower our school community.

Please be sure to take the survey that opens on November 15, 2018.  Also, join us for the Community Meeting at Centennial High School (information listed below).

Our Start Times Advisory Team will analyze the survey and community feedback to make a recommendation on our school start times for the 2019 -2020 school year.

RESEARCH

American Academy of Pediatrics, Policy Statement: School Start Times for Adolescents (2014), retrieved from: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/early/2014/08/19/peds.2014-1697.full.pdf

Whalstrom, K. L., et al (2014), University of Minnesota: Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement School Start Time Research and Teen & Sleep Resources, retrieved from: https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/late-start-times-benefit-high-school-students

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need

SURVEY DATA RESULTS

The District conducted a survey about School Start Times. Here is a brief summary of the results:

Summary of School Start Time Survey

CONCLUSION

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the Centennial School Board approved  all Centennial school Start Times to move approximately 30 minutes later. The Bell Schedule for 2019 – 2020 school year is as follows:

SCHOOL AM PM
CHS 8:10 3:08
CMS 9:35 4:00
HAROLD OLIVER/OE 8:20 2:27
PARKLANE/PL 8:20 2:27
PLEASANT VALLEY/PV 8:20 2:27
BUTLER CREEK/BC 8:20 2:27
MEADOWS ELEM/ME 8:50 2:57
PATRICK LYNCH/PE 8:50 2:57
POWELL BUTTE/PB 8:50 2:57
CPS 9:20 3:55
CTC 8:30 TBA