Monday Late Starts


MISSION: “To prepare all students to become successful, productive citizens through learning each day”



What?:  The Mid-Buchanan calendar committee, staff, Board of Education, and administrative team determined that beginning the 2018-2019 school year, the district will implement a late start schedule on Mondays throughout the year (See Late Start Schedule Below).


  • Our mission is to ensure that each student at Mid-Buch is successful in the classroom each and every day.  At the core of our work, advancing student learning has to be our top priority

  • Years of educational research has shown that there is a high correlation between student achievement and teacher effectiveness/self belief (see John Hattie’s research on teacher efficacy)

  • Our staff desires to be the very best for each student, and we feel strongly that in order to meet the diverse learning needs each day, our teachers must have time to collaborate

  • This collaboration time will allow our teachers to...

    • Analyze student data and individual student progress towards critical learning standards

    • Analyze curriculum and assessments

    • Better adjust teaching practices on a daily basis to meet individual needs

    • Have time to grow professionally; to build mastery of research-based instructional strategies


  1. Late starts will be held on Mondays throughout the school year.  The following schedule outlines the exact dates that we have planned.  *Advance notice will be communicated if any changes to this schedule occur during the year.

  2. School will begin at 8:55 am on Late Start days, which is one hour later than a normal day.  

  3. Buses will run one hour later than your normal scheduled pick up time.

  4. Athena (our before school childcare) will be open at the normal 6:30 am time.  If you desire to use Athena the cost is $2.00 per child.

  5. Breakfast begins at 8:30 am.

Late Start Schedule

August: 19, 26 

Sept: 9, 23, 30

Oct: 7, 21, 28

Nov: 4, 11, 18, 25

Dec: 9, 16

Jan: 6, 13, 27

Feb: 3, 10, 24

Mar: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Apr: 6, 20, 27

May: 4, 11