Late Start Wednesdays

2019-20 LSW will be a two hour delay on:


Sept 4, 11, 18, 25

Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Nov 6, 13, 20

Dec 4, 11, 18

Jan 8, 15, 29

Feb 5, 12, 19, 26

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25

Apr 1, 22, 29

May 6, 13, 20, 27


Full day Wednesdays occur on August 28, January 22, April 15 and June 3.

PDF DocumentPDF copy of 2019-20 Lansing School District Calendar
PDF DocumentPDF copy of 2019-20 Lansing School District Bell Times

The Lansing School District will continue with Late Start Wednesdays throughout the 2019-2020 school year. Please note that the school day on Wednesday will start just two hours later than the normal start time.

Families may choose to keep their child home on Wednesday mornings during this time or choose other options being offered below. If your child will stay home and they are eligible for transportation, Dean Transportation will pick up your child two hours later than their normal pick up time on Wednesdays.

Enrichment activities in art, music, and/or physical education, taught by Lansing School District teachers, will be offered at the designated community centers, Gardner and Dwight Rich. In addition, REACH Studio Art Center and Lansing Art Gallery will be offering enrichment opportunities for designated schools each semester. There is NO COST for these programs, however, it is the parent’s responsibility to transport and sign their child in each week. In turn, the Lansing School District will transport your child from their Late Start Wednesday location to their home school in time for the start of the school day.

Families can also utilize before and after school options provided by the YMCA or Caterpillar Corner at designated school sites. Both the YMCA and Caterpillar Corner accept DHS payments as well as offering financial assistance for those who qualify. Please see the chart below for options available to your child by school.

Please see the chart below for options available to your child by school.

Late Start Wednesday Options for Families

PDF DocumentPDF copy of the Late Start Wednesday Family Options

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Caterpillar Corner
Visit Caterpillar Corner and then click on programs; at their location August 15 & 17, 5:00-7:00 or call (517)889.5348

Community Center Offerings
Visit Lansing Parks & Rec or (517)483.4277

Dwight Rich Offerings
Visit Dwight Rich Late Start Wednesday or (517)755.1023

Gardner International Magnet School Offerings
Visit Gardner Activities for Late Start Wednesday or (517)755.1023

Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center
Visit: Lansing Art Gallery or (517)374.6400

REACH Studio Art Center
Visit REACH Art Studio Programming or (517)999.3643

Y-Care offerings
Visit YMCA of Lansing Before and After School Care or (517)827.9670

If you have questions about Late Start Wednesdays, the Bell Times or the School Calendar, please use our communication tool Let's Talk.