District Conversations on Sleep and Start Times

To gather more input from families on our children’s need for sleep and school start times, we are planning more meetings at both Coolville and Amesville Elementary Schools.  Our next meeting will focus on what is known about childhood sleep needs. 

These meeting are scheduled for December 4 at Amesville and December 11 at Coolville beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m.


Readings for the meetings can be found by following these links or by contacting your school’s office and requesting copies be sent home:


American Academy of Pediatrics Childhood Sleep Guidelines found at: https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/American-Academy-of-Pediatrics-Supports-Childhood-Sleep-Guidelines.aspx


From the UCLA Sleep Center, information on Sleep and Teens: http://sleepcenter.ucla.edu/sleep-and-teens


From the Healthy Sleep Center at Harvard, information on how sleep helps us learn: http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/matters/benefits-of-sleep/learning-memory


From Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus information on Sleep in Adolescents: http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/sleep-in-adolescents


We welcome all members of the Federal Hocking Family to attend these meetings and hope you have time to do the background readings.  One note—future meetings will focus on school start times (in January) and the problems with changing school start times (in February).  All of these will be posted on our web site and announced on our calling system.


Doc Wood

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