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Algonquin to eliminate home rooms – straight to class, no transitional start

May 11, 2016 12:25:38 PM
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This week, the Algonquin Harbinger reported that Home Room period will be eliminated from the school schedule in the fall. The measure isn’t part of an effort to address School Start Time issues. Instead, it’s a solution for the school’s gap in mandated educational hours.

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Letter: Sleepless in Massachusetts

March 2, 2016 02:25:45 PM

My Southborough accepts signed letters to the editor submitted by Southborough residents. Letters may be emailed to mysouthborough@gmail.com.

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School news: Access media moving to Trottier, regional transportation funding, an update on ARHS schedule changes, and Core forum reminder (Updated)

June 19, 2015 02:39:56 PM

I have a hodge podge of school news items to share.

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Algonquin administration considering alternative schedule changes: Faculty voting on preferences

May 21, 2015 10:04:28 AM
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Superintendent Christine Johnson said an earlier proposed schedule did what it was intended to do: spark conversation and exchanging of ideas. Since then, faculty have been proposing, discussing, and are continuing to vote on several alternative schedules.

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School Start Time: K-8 committee reaction

April 15, 2015 02:30:00 PM
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Last week, the Southborough School Committee had their first discussion about issues related to school start time for Algonquin students. It was a problem that members believe should be handled at the high school level for now.

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Group seeking to start school later clears the air: How did we get to this point?

March 31, 2015 11:20:52 AM

Algonquin School Start Time tells me that many parents have misperceptions about what has been happening.

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School Start Time: ARHS may pilot transitional start; K-8 outreach before discussing start time changes

March 19, 2015 01:43:22 PM
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Though not the purported intent, a proposed pilot could potentially allow students who don’t take the bus to arrive up to 25 minutes later. It was met with mixed reaction.

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Algonquin Start Time organizers ask for support on March 18

March 4, 2015 07:30:52 AM
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An update on the district’s study group to alleviate the problem of over-tired ARHS students. And a story by local news on the issue in the district and surrounding region.

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School Start Time initiative update

October 28, 2014 07:30:05 AM
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An update on the district’s study group to alleviate the problem of over-tired ARHS students. And a story by local news on the issue in the district and surrounding region.

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Combined school committees to study fixes to let students get more sleep

September 22, 2014 11:27:28 AM
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Southborough Wicked Local reports that combined school committees greenlighted exploring school schedules and students’ sleep needs.

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Do you support a later start time for teens? APTO committee wants your feedback

March 20, 2014 11:29:34 AM
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Last month, I wrote about a parent committee exploring a later school start time for district high schoolers. The APTO committee has more news to share and a survey for you.

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Parents seeking parents: Help ARHS’ sleep deprived students

February 20, 2014 02:30:00 PM
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A Southborough resident researched the effects of students’ sleep deprivation for this month’s Algonquin Parent Teacher Organization meeting. Based on what they heard, the APTO is now looking for help on a workable proposal to address the problem.

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