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School starts for more than 12,000 Palo Alto kids

Original post made on Aug 23, 2011

More than 12,000 K-12 Palo Alto students headed back to 17 campuses today for the first day of the 2011-12 academic year in the Palo Alto Unified School District.

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Posted by Midtown Guy
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 23, 2011 at 11:38 am

Good idea to start the day at Gunn at 8:25, but please report
from the other time period as well--when does the school day END (i.e.,is this a reduction in class time or will instruction be maintained at the previous level), and how will this affect sports and other after school activities?

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Posted by Good news/bad news
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Aug 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Good idea to start later, but it does indeed mean that Gunn ends later..affecting sports practices, times kids get to other after school activities or jobs, and times kids get home.

Unfortunately, many other activities are not able to flex back 1/2 hour, so it is a problem.

And, kids taking busses from the hills have to get on the bus at the same time because the middle schools and elementary schools still start early. So, no change for those Gunn students. Teens with little brothers and sisters at the other schools, being dropped off on the way to Mom or Dad's job..still have to leave early.

But, I am hopeful that we can adjust....we are flexible, and can figure this out.

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Posted by Check the website
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 23, 2011 at 3:21 pm

From the Gunn website: school ends at 3:35 on M-W-F, and at 2:29 on Tu-Th. On Tu, tutorial is still after school until 3:35, and school ends at 3:35 on assembly days.

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