UPDATE | New start times for Youngstown City Schools


Classes resume Sept. 5 for Youngstown City School District students and the new school year brings new start times for most of them.

Chaney High School begins classes at 9:25 a.m. with the first bell at 9:20 a.m. changed from 8 a.m. last year. Dismissal is at 4:30 p.m. At East High School, first period begins at 9:15 a.m. with the first bell at 9:05 a.m. The last period of the day concludes at 4:20 p.m. and students have until 4:30 p.m. to be out of the building or at their after-school activity.

“High school students are involved in so many activities: sports, band, theater,” said CEO Krish Mohip. “Those activities can run into early evening and then students have to do homework. A later start time will give those students a better chance at getting a little more sleep so they can come to school each morning ready to do their best.”

Research has also shown that earlier start times don’t coincide with  adolescents’ natural sleep patterns and sleep requirements.

Students at the district’s nine pre-kindergarten to eighth-grade schools will start classes at 8:15 a.m. Dismissal will be at 3:40 p.m. Those schools are Paul C. Bunn, Kirkmere, Volney, Harding, Martin Luther King, William Holmes McGuffey, Taft, Williamson and Wilson.

Youngstown Early College High School start at 8 a.m. with dismissal at 2:30 p.m. Rayen Early College Intermediate School students will arrive at school at 7:30 a.m. with dismissal at 2:50 p.m.

Information on students’ bus stops and bus numbers is available on the district’s website at www.ycsd.org http://www.ycsd.org . Go to “Departments” at the top of the page and scroll down to “Transportation.” From there, follow directions for the E-Link Parent Portal to find a student’s bus assignment information.

Bus routes are being finalized as student addresses are confirmed and updated. Postcards with student bus assignment information will be mailed to YCSD students’ homes soon.

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