Late Start Days



    Beginning on Tuesday, February 4, District 211 is adjusting bus times on Student Late Start Days.  With this adjustment, the MyStop app will function properly on Late Start Days.

    Previously on Late Start Days, all student bus routes began at 8:15 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.  The app will now reflect actual individual student bus pick-up times.  Pick-up times on Late Start Days have been posted in each bus, and bus drivers have been reminding students of the new pick-up times on Late Start Days.

    Pick-up times on regular school days are not affected and remain the same.


    At its May 9, 2019 meeting, the Board of Education approved 12 Student Late Start Days (a.k.a. Early Morning Work Sessions for teachers) for the 2019-2020 school year to provide designated times for teachers of the same course within the same department to share their best instructional practices.  Each morning work session is 75 minutes in length.  A student’s daily class schedule will start on these days following work sessions at 8:50 a.m. for early-start schools (Fremd, Hoffman Estates, and Schaumburg High School) and at 9:35 a.m. for late-start schools (Conant and Palatine High Schools).

    During student late start times, teachers are grouped in professional learning teams (PLTs) based on courses they teach.  PLTs continue to enhance the practice of continuous improvement targeted on student success by providing time for teachers to collaboratively identify potential improvements relative to curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

    Additional information is available here.



    2019-2020 Student Late Start Days on the following Tuesdays:
    (All Tuesdays; all 75 minutes in length)

    • August 20, 2019
    • September 3, 2019
    • September 17, 2019
    • October 8, 2019
    • October 22, 2019
    • November 5, 2019
    • January 21, 2020
    • February 4, 2020
    • February 18, 2020
    • March 3, 2020
    • March 17, 2020
    • April 21, 2020



    Late Start Day Bus Route Starting Times:
    Conant High School – 9:00 a.m.
    Fremd High School – 8:00 a.m.
    Hoffman Estates High School – 8:15 a.m.
    Palatine High School – 9:00 a.m.
    Schaumburg High School – 8:15 a.m.

    Late Start Day School Starting Times
    Conant High School – 9:35 a.m.
    Fremd High School – 8:50 a.m.
    Hoffman Estates High School – 8:50 a.m.
    Palatine High School – 9:35 a.m.
    Schaumburg High School – 8:50 a.m.