Later Start Initiative 


Senior High School Start Times Moved Later in 2017-18

The DJUSD is committed to our mission of creating optimal conditions and environments for all students to learn. In alignment with our mission the DJUSD Board of Trustees instructed the Superintendent to make secondary school start times later, while continuing to promote the education of parents, students, staff and the community regarding the importance of sleep for teens and the factors that affect the quality and duration of teenage sleep.

As a result all Senior High Schools started the 2017-18 school year at 8:15 a.m., retaining the schedule format from prior years and ending no later than 3:30 p.m. Davis Senior High and Da Vinci High School bell schedules for the 2018-19 school year are available on their websites.


DJUSD staff has created this website to educate staff, students, parents and community members about our progress toward these goals.  

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Davis Senior High/Da Vinci High: 
Before - 7:45 a.m. 
After - 8:15 a.m.

Harper Jr. High

Before - 8:20 a.m. 
After - 8:30 a.m.

Holmes Jr. High
Before - 8:08 a.m. 
After - 8:30 a.m.

Emerson /Da Vinci Jr. Highs
Before - 8:05 a.m. 
After - 8:30 a.m.

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