Schools should start later in the day so students can get enough sleep to fully function. Starting school early in the morning can have huge effects to a student's health, academics, and attendance. First of all, not getting enough sleep can affect someone's health in future. Second, many students may fall asleep in class and miss vital information for an upcoming test. Finally, as a child get older their internal clock change and it is very hard to get the recommended 8 1/2 - 9 1/2 hours of sleep.
Middle School Should Start Later in the Day Are you tired of waking up early in the morning for school? If middle school started later in the day many kids can get sleep. More kids can get to school on time.
If school started earlier than nine and eight in the morning lots of things could change even though it would only be an hour or even two hours of a difference. Lots of things could be a problem such as students parents work schedules and extra-cirricular activities. Parents work schedules could be a problem because if school start time get pushed, then parents would have to go to work earlier than their kids. This is a big problem especially for younger kids because young kids need help to get ready for school, and they would need someone to supervise them. Extracurricular activites can get affected because students who are involved with sports, music groups and other organizaions usually meet for several hours after school.
The amount of sleep you do need is on average 8-9.5 hours of sleep. You need this amount of sleep to be able to focus the next day. As a Student, I feel if I was able to get the rest I needed and then go to school more energized I would enjoy school a lot more. Somedays I would be in such a rush to get to school before 8:00 I wouldn’t even eat breakfast. If you don't get enough sleep after a while it can cause serious brain damage such as a loss of 25 percent of
Should Schools Have Later Start Times? It is the beginning of the school day and eyes are drooping because of the lack of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation says, “The roots of the problem include poor teen sleep habits that do not allow for enough hours of quality sleep... and a clash between societal demands, such as early school start times” (1). Could this problem be solved already if school start times were later?
Making school start later will allow kids to get more sleep, students wouldn’t have to rush at night when doing work and it could possibly be safer for kids and more better for parents. I think almost all students would agree that school should start
“If you think it 's too hard to return schools to healthier house, here’s a sampling of schools in 45 stated that have done it already or are doing it in the next school year. While some of these schedules aren’t ideal, they all give students a chance for healthy sleep than the typical American middle school and high school. Hundreds of school communities across the USA-and beyond- have found ways to make this happen
As much as parents may want their kids to hit the streets earlier to make up for lost sleep in the morning, that’s just not how their bodies are wired. During puberty, teens’ circadian rhythms shift, keeping them alert until 11pm or midnight - later than younger adolescents and adults.” Teens, they tend to not sleep until 11pm, and usually have to wake up at about 6am, giving them only 7 hours of sleep. This can lead to problems, for example bad grades, and how alert they are. Teens can barely keep their own eyes open in the morning, walking around mindlessly.
These things will improve one’s health. In addition to improving one’s health, it is also better for one’s concentration. The average student needs about ten hours of sleep; however, most students, especially teens, only get around seven hours of sleep. If school started later students would be able to sleep in and therefore get more sleep which would increase their concentration in class.
For this debate I am debating why school time should stay the same. J.C.M.S middle school in Sierra Vista has a delayed start time of 9:00 a.m., and finish school at 4:00 p.m. This affects the children who are involved if afternoon sports, most time not getting out until 6:00 p.m sometimes later. If you have homework that same night after spending two hours doing a sport you might procrastinate and not do your homework at all or you will be tired and end up making mistakes that should not have been made. An earlier start time ensures an earlier release time letting sports start earlier and homework being done at an earlier time while not as exhausted from the day.