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2017 - 18 South Lake Schools Start Times

South Lake High School, Avalon Elementary, Elmwood Elementary, and Koepsell Elementary have later start times for the 2017-18 school year.

We wanted our families to be aware of a change in start times to better prepare everyone for the 2017-18 school year.  South Lake High School will start at 8:35 a.m. and Avalon/Elmwood/Koepsell will start at 8:10 a.m.  This change not only allows South Lake Schools to add busing for our high school students, it is in line with research that shows later start times for teens may help improve academic achievement.  Currently, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends 8 to 10 hours of sleep per 24 hours for adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18, but CDC data show that about 69% of high school students sleep less than 8 hours per 24 hours.  We also know that inadequate sleep in teens has been linked to worsened mental health, decreased ability to learn, increased obesity rates, increased motor vehicle accidents, and increased substance abuse. 

The chart below outlines all start and end times for the 2017-18 school year.

2017 - 2018 School Year

Student Day



End (Half Day)

End (Early Dismissal)

South Lake Middle School

7:45 AM

2:45 PM

11:00 AM

1:00 PM


8:10 AM

3:10 PM

11:25 AM

1:25 PM

South Lake High School

8:35 AM

3:35 PM

11:50 AM

1:50 PM


Families will also receive additional information, including assigned bus stops and AM pick-up times, via US mail.