Tiffany California

School Hours

The school system should change the school hours. Changing the school hours can help us students do better in school and have enough sleep.

Dear future president, 

Here’s a few things you need to know if you want to be the country's one and only great president! I go to high school in California and I think the school system should change the time. School should start at least at 10 or later. An average person should at least have 7 hours or more to sleep. Students waking up at 7 in the morning cause them to lose sleep and can’t focus during school. I as a student, have been losing sleep. When i get home from school and from practice, it’s around 3:30 or 4:00 pm and then when i get home i eat and do other stuff and then i start on my homework or study. I usually don’t eat with my family because i’m always busy doing homework or studying. I usually eat dinner pretty late or not at all. Because once i'm finished with studying or doing homework, i don't really have an appetite to eat since it's so late and all i want to do is go to bed. Waking up early and losing sleep cause me to not focus or concentrate during class and fall asleep even if i don't want to. Falling asleep in class cause me to not understand some stuff and do bad in school. If i get enough sleep then i can concentrate and pay attention in class more and do better in school. This also cause parents to wake up early to drive us students to school. We students have other things to do and take care of outside or inside of school too. For example, part time jobs, taking care of siblings or someone, sports, clubs, etc. Students tend to go to bed really late because they start on their homework late and end up getting 5 hours or less of sleep. I would love to spend more time with my family, so by changing the time it will bring me and my family members closer. Because when i get home from school, i’m usually exhausted and all i want to do is sleep and stress out about homework or studying. So i don’t really have time to talk to my parents about anything or tell my mom how my day went, etc.