I am wondering how many hours a day your kids spend in school. We have been running a story on WHOI about a local school district that is cutting out 45 minutes of class time a day. School will start at 9:15am and end at 3:00p.m. next year. My son is still in preschool, so I am not familiar with the "normal" school hours, but I think I had to be at school by 7:45 a.m. and got out at 2:15p.m. I think 6 1/2 hours is a normal school day??