New Start Times

New Start & End Times for Conifer
Posted on 12/05/2022
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Healthy & Equitable Start & End Times
2023/24 School Year

(Sent in an email from Principal Manier on December 1st)

Conifer High School Families,

New start and end times are coming next school year for Conifer High School. If you have not already seen them, our new school hours will be 8:30 am – 3:45 pm. At Conifer High School we welcome the opportunity these new times will give our students to have more time in the morning to engage their brains and prepare for learning. Yet, we recognize the challenges this may present for our families and the Conifer community at this time.  

Conifer High School’s academic philosophy is centered on academic rigor with targeted supports and interventions to ensure our students’ success. With that in mind, we are taking intentional steps, to not only adapt to the new start and end times, but to enhance our current supports for students. Knowing that these changes were coming, we have been working proactively to take full advantage of this opportunity. Please know that we hear your feedback and are actively addressing concerns that have be shared based on the coming change.

The following have been prioritized by our shared leadership teams as we discuss our master schedule for next year:

  • Siblings who rely on CHS students for transportation to and from school
  • Extracurricular activities that are historically excused from classes such as games and events
  • Interventions and supports throughout our master schedule
  • Teacher collaboration time
  • Early elementary release times
  • Practice schedules that need to be adjusted to accommodate less daylight after school

While this list is by no means comprehensive of every issue being addressed, it does represent much of the feedback we have received. I will continue to communicate with you around solutions and adaptations as we formalize our plans. Thank you for your continued trust in our ability to prioritize your students and families. We continue to welcome your input, so that we can make changes in the most effective manner. Feel free to email me directly with questions or concerns.

In Partnership,

Greg Manier  
Principal (Interim)
Conifer High School
[email protected]

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