I have some concerns about the idea of starting school a week later than we did this year. When you just think about the idea alone, it sounds like a good idea. It really isn’t. Since I am a student at one of the local high schools, I have a different perspective on the whole conundrum.
In a kid’s perspective, summer break is already long enough as it is. A child might not admit to this, but once August begins, most kids are bored and ready for school to start. Thanksgiving break, on the other hand, is perfect the way it is. Us kids need the week-long break to rest and recharge for the last month of school. The teachers look forward to that break to.
Another reason to keep Thanksgiving break the way it is, is because many families use this opportunity to go meet family. I hope you take my opinions seriously and make the right decision.