Save Our Summer

SAVE OUR SUMMER

Just One Week - A Huge Difference

 

WE NEED YOUR VOICE!

The early start date is too early!

School classrooms are sweltering hot.

Teachers and students are suffering.

 

LAUSD needs to know that we care about our students.

We want a school start date of August 18th 2015

August 11th is too early and too unreasonable.

LAUSD needs to compromise! Just one week will make a huge difference.

 

VOICE YOUR CHOICE BY SIGNING THE PETITION

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/save-our-summer

 

Just one week still allows students to end the first semester before winter break.

Just one week still ends school in the beginning of June offering graduates time for college entrances, college family visits, and college vacations.

Just one week still provides the benefits of an early start on AP curriculum before the grueling exams in May.  

 

For most schools in Southern California, including our sister district (Santa Monica/ Malibu, which begins and ends one week later than LAUSD)  the school year starts anywhere from the third week of August to after Labor Day. We are only asking to push the school start date later by just one week, which would mean that school would begin on August 18th and would end on June 12th. We would still have the same number of instructional days of school. The August 18th date will have all of the same advantages as the early start date of August 11th…. Just one week will make a huge difference.

 

Just one week will make a huge difference by benefiting our incoming seniors.

Multiple studies prove the necessity of mental health.  The need to balance time effectively is crucial. Studies have proven the enormous stress level between junior and senior year.  Students overloading AP courses in their junior year use the summer to enroll in strong community service jobs as well as important college summer school classes. 

 

The 2015 August 18th start date allows the up and coming seniors to attend essential competitive SAT and college personal statement workshops and tutoring.   Community Service and College courses begin in the middle June and end in the beginning of August, leaving approximately one week before school orientations. There is simply no time left!  There is no time for the stressful preparation of the SAT if one participates in courses or community service.  Why does LAUSD deny our students time to prepare during the most stressful time of their educational career?  Just one week does make a difference.

 

Just one week will make a huge difference by benefiting our Kindergarten through 8th graders as well! Since the elementary and middle school students do not have the same concerns and constraints as high school students, the August 18th date offers these children one more week of the very important down time that summer provides. They too can engage in summer school activities without the stress of school beginning on top of finishing studies.  They too are affected by the scorching heat waves that led countless classes outside, attempting to ease the stifling heat of a classroom that had no air conditioning.

 

Just one week can save LAUSD large sums of money in the long run.  One less week of using and fixing air conditioning in the heat of summer is more money saved for our schools.  Putting in air conditioning units in countless classrooms will skyrocket those costs.

 

In August of 2012, LAUSD spent over $400,000.00 fixing air conditioners that broke during the first week of school!

 

Let our LAUSD representatives know just how we feel about the early start date and how just one week can make a huge difference, by writing:

 

Our LAUSD Board members at: laschoolboard.org/contacts

Our LAUSD School Superintendent, John Deasy at: john.deasy@lausd.net

HELP US TO BEGIN SCHOOLS ON AUGUST 18th 2015 AND END JUNE 12th 2016!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR IF YOU WANT TO HELP, PLEASE CALL: (310)-614-2861

 

 

SAVE OUR SUMMER


One Small Week - A Huge Difference 


WE NEED YOUR VOICE!


The early start date is too early!


School classrooms are sweltering hot.


Teachers and students are suffering.


LAUSD needs to know that we care about our students.


We want a school start date of August 18th 2015


August 11th is too early and too unreasonable.


LAUSD needs to compromise! One small week will make a huge difference.


VOICE YOUR CHOICE BY SIGNING THE PETITION


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/save-our-summer


One small week still allows students to end the first semester before winter break.


One small week still ends school in the beginning of June offering graduates time for college entrances, college family visits, and college vacations.


One small week still provides the benefits of an early start on AP information before the grueling exams at the end of May.  


For most schools in Southern California the school year starts anywhere from the third week of August to after Labor Day. We are only asking to push the school start date later by one small week, which would mean that school would begin on August 18th and would end on June 12th. We would still have the same number of instructional days of school. The August 18th date will have all of the same advantages as the early start date of August 11th….One small week will make a huge difference.


One small week will make a huge difference by benefiting our incoming seniors.


Multiple studies prove the necessity of mental health.  The need to balance time effectively is crucial. Studies have proven the enormous stress level between junior and senior year.  Students overloading AP courses in their junior year use the summer to enroll in strong community service jobs as well as important college summer school classes. 


The 2015 August 18 th start date allows the up and coming seniors to attend essential competitive SAT and college personal statement workshops and tutoring.   Community Service and College courses begin in the middle June and end in the beginning of August, leaving approximately one week before school orientations. There is simply no time left!  There is no time for the stressful preparation of the SAT if one participates in courses or community service.  Why does LAUSD deny our students time to prepare during the most stressful time of their educational career?  One small week does make a difference.


One small week will make a huge difference by benefiting our Kindergarten through 8th graders as well!   Since the elementary and middle school students do not have the same concerns and constraints as high school students, the August 18th date offers these children one more week of the very important down time that summer provides. They too can engage in summer school activities without the stress of school beginning on top of finishing studies.  They too are affected by the scorching heat waves that led countless classes outside, attempting to ease the stifling heat of a classroom that had no air conditioning.


One small week can save LAUSD large sums of money in the long run.  One less week of using and fixing air conditioning in the heat of summer is more money saved for our schools.  Putting in air conditioning units in countless classrooms will skyrocket those costs.


LAUSD spent over $400,000.00 fixing air conditioners that broke during the first week of school!


Let our LAUSD representatives know just how we feel about the early start date and how one small week can make a huge difference, by writing:


Our LAUSD Board members at: laschoolboard.org/contacts


Our LAUSD School Superintendent, John Deasy at: john.deasy@lausd.net


And Mayor Villaraigosa at: mayor@lacity.org


HELP US TO BEGIN SCHOOLS ON AUGUST 18th 2015 AND END JUNE 12th 2016!


FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR IF YOU WANT TO HELP, PLEASE CALL: (310)-823-7659


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