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To combat teens' sleep deprivation, California schools must start their days later

Original post made on Aug 12, 2022

In anticipation of a new state law requiring later start times, many local school districts have already made the shift. Other schools will be making the move for the first time this fall.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 12, 2022, 12:44 PM

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Posted by Grog
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Aug 12, 2022 at 2:53 pm

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How is it we all had 7am Band Practice, late Football Practice, but still came out just fine?
Do you get a participation trophy for going to classes now? Not being snarky, but this just feels WAAAYY over analyzed. I wish them all the luck in the world and makes their lives / stress / ?? Way better than before. We all want them to succeed and if this is the single thing (after starting school in early August, after ………..). Then cool, in favor, peace out.

Posted by Longtime resident
a resident of Waverly Park
on Aug 12, 2022 at 3:11 pm

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It's not just start time that adds to fatigue... how about just having a regular schedule with lunch at a regular time? Currently at MVHS lunch is at 12:16-1:01 on Mondays, 11:52-12:37 Tues and Thurs, and 12:42-1:27 Weds and Friday.
On Weds and Friday kids are sitting in class hungry (low blood sugar = low energy = not able to pay attention) because they are used to eating nearly an hour earlier.
This isn't rocket science. Start at a reasonable time, have a regular schedule.

Posted by That MV guy
a resident of Jackson Park
on Aug 12, 2022 at 7:21 pm

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Stop pampering them and jump on their parents to give them a mandatory bedtime if they are irresponsible about sleep hours. Worked for me. Kids are coddled way too much these days.


I hope parents haven't lost control.

Posted by BT
a resident of Shoreline West
on Aug 13, 2022 at 12:56 pm

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I agree with Grog and That MV Guy. Our kids are spoiled and pampered. When I was 8 years old, I had to get up at 4:30a to deliver morning newspapers then went to school and after school I delivered the afternoon newspaper. I had a little over 100 papers to deliver. I got it done all the way through high school. Then I worked full-time what going to college and was able to play sports in the so-called off time. We don't expect or demand enough of kids nowadays. No wonder our society is crumbling. Too many entitled, spoiled kids out there.

Posted by verissimus
a resident of Whisman Station
on Aug 13, 2022 at 4:15 pm

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Our understanding of sleep and its benefits have improved over the last few decades. Just because something was the norm a few decades ago doesn't make it right -- we just knew less then. I also don't understand this desire to see the next generation suffer simply because we had it tough. The whole point of progressing as a society is to make life better for the next generation.

Posted by Frank Richards
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 13, 2022 at 6:05 pm

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Yes, I'm imagining these same commenters saying, "Back in my day, we had lead in our gasoline and paint, and my generation turned out fine!" without a hint of self-awareness.

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