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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 in the Salt Lake City School District  requires adjusting start and end times for nearly every school. Delaying high school start times has a ripple effect on transportation and busing for middle and elementary schools. Please see the tables below for the adjusted start and end time for your child's school.

Due to these changes, Northwest Middle School will welcome students into the building at 7:45 for breakfast.  The school day is from 8 am until 2:30 pm, Monday through Thursday.  Friday's schedule is from 8 am until 1:30 pm.

For complete information, please see the District webpage.