Welcome to Start School Later Scituate, MA!
Scituate is the 17th Massachusetts town-based chapter of Start School Later lead by Jen Morrison & Laurie Kelly.
As parents in the Scituate school district, we have much to be proud of including recent investments in infrastructure, technology, project-based learning, health and wellness and STEAM to name a few. However, none of this helps our kids if these classes start too early for their brains to focus and consume the information.
Research compiled by Start Schools Later (SSL), a national nonprofit, indicates students who started school before 8:30am can suffer from chronic sleep deprivation - and this can have a significant impact on students mental and physical well-being such as:
1. Reduced intellectual and academic performance
2. Increased rates of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse
3. Drowsy driving leading to more motor vehicle collisions
4. Increased sports injuries and reduced athletic performance
5. Increased risk taking behaviors
We're pleased to start a SSL chapter in Scituate and take the next step in understanding the optimal start time for our kids - so that they can reach their highest potential and we can foster healthy and happy students.
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