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Lyon Late Start

A few years ago, Lyon Staff asked the Tacoma School District Central Office for a Late Start Waiver once a month, it has been approved again this year. A late start allowed all staff members to use the 2.5 hours in the morning to work in teams to align our curriculum with the Common Core State Standards, and District and Public accountability. This eliminated having multiple substitute days which causes an increase in behavior and a loss of learning. This collaboration time helped our staff prepare for students and LYON HAD THE HIGHEST GROWTH RATE in Tacoma on the state assessment last year! Your support of Late Start helped make that happen.

In preparation for the Late Start, Lyon extends the school day from 8:50 to 3:30 except Late Start Days. This additional 10 minutes then makes up for the 10 Late Start days. 

ONCE A MONTH students will start school at 10:50 am, adult supervision starts at 10:30 am.

Buses will run at regular times, if you have work or transportations restraints that would prohibit from transporting your child to school at 10:30, then they should ride the bus at their regular time. We have limited supervision for the regular start time until general supervision starts at 10:30. If you need to have your child ride the bus at the regular time and have before school care please send a filled out form.


The schedule for Lyon Elementary Late Start Days for the 2019-20 school year are 10:50-3:30pm on the following dates:

 Oct 23, 2019

Nov 20, 2019

Dec 18, 2019

Jan 22, 2020

Feb 19, 2020

Mar 18, 2020

Apr 15, 2020

May 20, 2020

Jun 10, 2020


Questions? Call the Office at 253-571-4800.