Shaker Heights Schools News Article

New Start/End Times for K-8 for the 2024-2025 School Year

February 4, 2024—New school start and end times for the District’s elementary schools and Shaker Heights Middle School
have been established for the 2024-2025 school year.
Start and end times for the 2024-2025 school year are as follows:
These school day times are not changing. Full-day is 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Morning half-day is 8:45 - 11:15 a.m., and afternoon half-day is 12:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Grades K-5
SHTA Teacher Day: 7:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Student Day: 8:15 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Grades 6-8
SHTA Teacher Day: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Student Day: 8:50 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Grades 9-12
Shaker Heights High School is also examining its start and end times, and any changes to the High School schedule will be announced separately.
The District has received feedback from families, faculty and staff regarding the current start and end times for our schools. The implementation of Segment 1 of the Long-Term Facilities Plan provided an ideal opportunity to examine start and end times for K-8.
These times were created in collaboration with District and school administrators and the Transportation Department. The District also met with key stakeholder groups to review these changes and receive feedback. These groups included representatives from the Shaker Heights Teachers’ Association, the Shaker Heights PTO, the PYP Planning Committee and the District’s Facilities Advisory Committee.

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