March 10th, 2011
04:26 PM ET

School wake-up calls

Beginning this week, some chronically late students in the Boston area will begin getting automated wake-up calls starting at 6:15 a.m.  Some like the idea and believe it could get more students to school, more of the time.  Others think school officials are going too far.

We're curious to know who you think should be responsible for getting you to school on time.

Jeremy Dunn, Producer

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  1. Amber

    The school teachers and staff are not parents, they should not be allowed to give corporal punishment to the students. Parents are in charge of their kids. If this matter gets more serious, let the parents decide.

    March 10, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
  2. Laney

    Well, the students will definitely be in for a surprise at 6:15, of that we can be certain! There are pro's and con's to this movement. Some people are not going to appreciate that call, and there is no evidence that it will in fact get them to school on time. I would not want to get a phone call from my school that early in the morning, even if it would possibly help in getting there on time. You just have to put it into the student and their families' perspective.

    March 10, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
  3. Shivani

    I think my parents are responsible for getting me to school on time, not the school officials. My parents are the one who are supposed to be worried about my school and things.

    March 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
  4. Lyrica

    I think that giving kids a wake up call would be a great idea because some kids don't have parents that make them get up in the morning or even at that, go to school. Some kids need the extra help.

    March 10, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  5. Fred

    It should be your own responsibility to get to school in time. I mean it is YOUR education so YOU should be held accountable for the choices you make. It is not the school's responsibility.

    March 10, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  6. Alexis

    I think this is a good idea because there are so many kids who are late so I think schools calling will help.

    March 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
  7. Adam

    Schools should go back to normal. I think that if kids want to be late, it isn't the schools problem. Maybe punishing them will make them think twice about being lazy next time.

    March 10, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  8. Evan

    I disagree with that idea its the children's fault they should be able to make it to school on time. Even though it has some good sides to that I still think that they are responible enough to take control of there own actions if they cant do it then they will face the consiquences.

    March 10, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  9. Austin

    Well I think that for some people that would be okay. That wouldn't be okay for me though.

    March 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  10. Cora

    The educational system in this generation are looking for modern ways to make school better for them, they should also take into consideration the way the students feel about what they are doing. Not just themselves.

    March 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  11. Aubrey

    While the idea is a great way to use technology to a schools advantage, it is taking a step into a students home life that I believe shouldn't be taken.
    If a student doesn't take the effort to wake up on time, they should face the consequenc...e. Your future boss isn't going to call you every morning in the future to wake you up and neither should your school.
    Also, the calls would disturb more than just the student. Some parents could be bothered by their phone going off every morning.

    March 10, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  12. Nick

    I think the officials are going to far..... if people are late for school they should have there parents make sure they get there on time

    March 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  13. Ciara

    Parents should be resposible for their kids getting to school. And getting a wake up call that early would just frustrate me. I don't get up until 7:00am.

    March 10, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  14. Brendan

    I think it is a good idea but i think some of the kids will get the call and go back to bed!

    March 10, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  15. Leah

    I believe that we should be responsible for getting ourselves to school on time. If we let someone make that decision for us, we will never do anything for ourselves, and we will rely on others to do our dirty work for us. If an official is worried about someone getting to school late, they should contact the parents, not call the kids.

    March 10, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  16. Carolina

    I think this is a great idea! It is the parent and the school board's responsibility to make sure that students go to school and this would work perfectly. One downside: What if the student blocks the phone number that wakes them up every morning?

    March 10, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
  17. Jordan

    I think it would be a good idea cause incase there is a mistake with ur alarm then you will have a back up call. It could also get alot more students there.

    March 10, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  18. Emily

    I have a wakeup call and It really helps me I get to school almost half an hour before school starts. Why are the officials doing this I mean it probably will help the students that are always late to school? My mother says "I am glad you get to school early then you have time to organize yourself before school"

    March 10, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  19. Kiley

    This is over the line coming from school officials! It should be the parent's responsibility to get their chronically late student up and moving in the morning, and if the student doesn't do as they're told by mom or dad, then so be it. They just won't come to school on time and they'll suffer the consequences. Hopefully after the 10th detention or suspension, they'll realize that coming to school on time everyday is in their best interest.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:04 pm |
  20. Joshua

    That's personal what time you get up at. You could get up at 6:45 or 5:25.It isn't right that officials are enforcing that. Call the parent of the student and just let them know that their child is always late. Some parents might make sure the child gets up on time but they come late because they walk and take the slowest route so they miss math or spelling.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:07 pm |
  21. Douglas

    I think that will not work becouse then there just not going to be tired during school.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:08 pm |
  22. Hope

    I think that students should get a wake up call because then it would get them up and they be to school on time but some of the students may not be to happy about it...

    March 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm |
  23. Chris

    I think it is up to the students to get on time. In a real life scenario, if you get a job that is at 6:30 it's is not the jobs responsibility to wake you up it; it is your responsibility to wake up and be own time.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm |
  24. Ty

    In my opinion the school wake-up calls are a good idea. The school is smart for making sure over-sleeping is not the reason for their lateness. Even though I do believe it's the parents' responsibility for getting their children to school on time, I think the school trying their best to make sure their students aren't tardy is good. Schools around the country should start to send wake-up calls to frequently late students.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm |
  25. Bernadette

    I think the student should be responsible for getting themselves up. Most students out there are old enough to have responsibility for what to wear,when to wake up, and putting things in their bookbags that they need. It's noones job to do any of that but the students.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:28 pm |
  26. Niharika

    I think that you should not have a wake-up call for children because if they arrive late it is their own fault and they will suffer the consequences. School officials should leave this matter to the students and their parents.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:40 pm |
  27. Jack

    I think that this school is going overboard with calling students to get up. I feel that schools should let you decide when you want to arrive at school, but then give a detention if you are late a certain amount of times. If attendance becomes a problem, then bring the parents in for a meeting. The students should suffer by their grades because they can't keep up with the missed work. I think that the school went to far by calling students homes every morning.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
  28. Alex

    I feel like you are the only person that is responsible for getting youself up in the morning. That is why there are punishments if you are late. You have to be able to comply with the rules and get there on time or it will be your fault that you will be late. Getting phone calls won't do anything if an alarm clock doesn't. All you have to do is ignore it and go back to sleep. Your parents can wake you up, but that is not their responsibility to do so. So you re in charge; you are on time or you are not.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:48 pm |
  29. Allison

    This is encouraging students to be more irresponsible, and not taking responsibility for their actions. They will never learn if they keep being babied by school officials.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
  30. Alexis

    I don't think that's neccessary. If you send auto wakers then there should be no punishment for being late. There shouldn't be one anyway. Being late and missing out is a consequence in itself!

    March 10, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
  31. Jasmine

    This is an honorable attempt and is a very good idea. But, i feel it's a little TOO personal. Maybe they could come up with a BETTER, LESS personal solution for these chronically late students to arrive at school on time.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:56 pm |
  32. Terrence

    I think that this is a good wake up call. I myself have been tardy many times this school year, but once i got a saturday detention for it, i didnt want another one so i started to wake up earlier. So now the morning i do the same routine everyday and manage my time better.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm |
  33. Chelly

    I beleive this goes two ways; I think it would help to have schools waking us up, making sure were on time for school. BUT, we as students need to learn responsability, and waking ourselves up is a perfect example of just that.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
  34. mychal

    parent.because they are the one who's responsible for us and they are the one that want us to ge to school

    March 10, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
  35. Even

    I think it should be just used on students who have a history of being late. But not all the students because why punish them if there going to school on time. I think all schools should use this system.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:19 pm |
  36. Deanna

    Schools are taking it overboard! If a student misses more than 3 days or is late 5 days in a row, then they should call, but not if there late for only 1 day!

    March 10, 2011 at 7:22 pm |
  37. KYLE

    I think you should be responsible for your own actions and if the school has a problem they can expell the student or something

    March 10, 2011 at 7:25 pm |
  38. Jeramiah

    I think this is a good idea. Most kids just think it is ok to be late to school. And with the wake up call more and more kids will be to school on time and not late.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
  39. Mike

    I think thats actually a good idea. Im pretty much always late so why not

    March 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm |
  40. Tess

    I think that it is a clever idea but, it may take a shorter amount of time for a person to get ready. If I had to wake up early, I would rather get woken up by an alarm clock. iSEQWt is the student's fault if they are late.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm |
  41. Jenn

    I believe it is a good idea;however, it can be a nuisance to certain students. For example, if a student were sick it can disrupt to their healing process and parents may be annoyed by the disturbance. Plus, students wake up at different times depending on where they live, waking a student up too early, when they live to a close proximity to the school, is pointless.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
  42. Ilean

    The students themselves should be held responsible for getting up on time, and I believe that, with the parent's permission and only with their permission, the school should be allowed to call students for a wake-up call. I think that the school may be overstepping its jurisdiction otherwise despite the fact that the students are chronically late.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
  43. Ethan

    I know that if I was in that situation, I would not be ecstatic. But, if one of my supiriors told me to, I would do it.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
  44. Grace

    I think that it is a clever idea but,it is the student's problem if they don't wake up early enough. They will just have to deal with the consequences. I prefer to be woken up by an alarm clock.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:01 pm |
  45. Josh

    I think we should be responsible. If we miss many days of school, we could fail the grade we are in. So, if you want to fail and get a bad job have some pleasure. Nobody should force you to go to school but if you want to be the one person nobody would hang out with because they can not get to know you because you are not in school. If you want no friends to hang out with do not go to school.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:10 pm |
  46. Jordan

    I wouldn't mind that I wake up at 6:00 but others might have a problem.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:19 pm |
  47. Elizzabeth

    Its your own responsibility because what happens when you start a job your going to have to get yourself there mommy and daddy wont be there to get you up and you boss certainly isn't going to call you!

    March 10, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
  48. Nate

    I think that people are going too far to enforce rules that some people might dislike, so I don't think the school officials should make a wake-up call.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
  49. Brian

    Schools should have no right to make their kids wake up early.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
  50. Christian

    School wake-up calls are a good thing because students will most likely not be late for school when they have something to wake them up,and get them ready for school

    March 10, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  51. Rose

    I think that the school is going over the line because they are not supposed to bother the family of the student unless it has something to do with things going on during the school day. I would consider it an invasion of privacy, because even though it is an educational facility, it has to have limits on the amount of involvement it has in it's students lives outside of school.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:50 pm |
  52. mary lou

    i think your parents because they are the ones that drop you off in the morning or if you walk it may still be dark outside from being an hour earlier. But usually i wake up at 5:45 in the morning!

    March 10, 2011 at 8:50 pm |
  53. Lauren

    In my opinion, I think this is a good idea because it will wake students up and it will get more of them to school on time. It will also be less of a responsibility for the student's parents or relatives because then they would not have to wake them up. I think officials are wrong by saying this is going too far because it's just a phone call, it's not like they are forcing them to go to school. I would like it if my school did this.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
  54. Haley

    I think if you need/want the call then you can say that but I really belive it's your choice.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
  55. Kody

    I think that its a great idea anything that helps students get an education is awesome!!

    March 10, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
  56. will

    i think this is a good idea so that kids can get to school on time and be able to do good in school

    March 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm |
  57. Hannah

    I think kids should be responsible but parents should help get them up

    March 10, 2011 at 9:06 pm |
  58. Justin

    I think is the student's responsibility to wake up everyday. Not the schools... if the student is late multiple times, there should be some kind of punishment. If they did this, the student might learn from his or her mistakes.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm |
  59. AnnMarie

    ...... Arn't parents supposed to be the one to tell you when to wake, Schools shouldnt have to call home to say "oh you can wake up your kid now"! Thats the parents responsibility not the schools. Your parents are in charge of you and tell you when to wake up school dosnt.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:09 pm |
  60. Ben

    It really should be up to the student and the student's parents... but at the same time if students are coming very late to school, the school should attempt to stop it. Adding to that, a phone call doesn't always wake someone up, and it doesn't force a student to get to school on time; it just annoys them.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:14 pm |
  61. Connor

    The students in my district, including me, get to school on time and we wake up at like 5 or 6am. I think this a good thing because it helps people who sleep in get to class on time.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
  62. Allie

    I think that they should not do this. Detention, or having to go to school on Saturdays is enough, and I think this is just going to far. Parents should be in control of what time they want their kids to wake up, NOT the school!

    March 10, 2011 at 9:29 pm |
  63. Emma

    It makes sense, but 6:15?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 10, 2011 at 9:30 pm |
  64. Allie

    I think that us, and our parents should be responsible for what time we get up. It is our decision whether we our going to make it on time, and if we choose the wrong cjoice, we should know it is OUR fault, not the schools!

    March 10, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
  65. brianna

    i think thats really stupid because, most kids dont even like getting up at 6:45 or earlier then that to go to school. most kids just wanna sleep in and not go to school. but thats just me(:

    March 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm |
  66. Erin

    I think it would be good for some people.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:35 pm |
  67. Ashley

    I personally think that it should be the parents/guardians job to wake up the kid to go to school. Because I know that we would be getting calls everyday because of my brothers. Also, if the school has to call you to wake you up... thats kind of sad because you aren't responsible enough to get yourself up.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:38 pm |
  68. Caden

    I think this is an excellent idea. Students need to get up and getting going to school. Having this in place would make sure the students are not late to school and get there one time. Students show up during first or second hour and distract the others by coming in the middle of class. If the students are late more then three times then i would say that wake-up call is a good idea.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm |
  69. Adithya

    I believe this is a good idea for those students who go to school late. However, there should be a limit for how much is done. Because eventually, the students will start getting up early with the call or not. This goes for me because I tend to wake up at a consistent time in the morning (around 6:00. Sometimes 5:00) because of it being a daily habit for me. The same thing would happen to those students over time. Also, there is the possibility of the students sleeping through the call. If that were to happen, I do not know what could be done beside school officials knocking on the students' doors (which would obviously seem ludicrous).

    March 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  70. Mariah

    I think the person that should be responsible for getting you to school on time should definately be your parents. I think this because they should be up and ready before you are so that way your parents can make sure you are getting ready okay. They drive you to school (most likely) and should care about your education enough to get you to school on time .

    March 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  71. ryan

    I think its good to remind students to get up.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  72. dhaka

    Our responsibilities is to have a better education and have a absolutely great future ? so who need to wake you? you can do it

    March 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
  73. Paari

    Technically, it's the school who should get you to school on time because they are the ones who are making you wake up early, but part of it is still the kids fault

    March 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  74. Samantha

    It's our own responsibility to get to school, but what should happen when we don't accept that responsibility? It's reasonable that schools have decided to accept some responsibility for students with wake up calls to help them get to school. The students, and even their parents, may not realize it now, but this action will benefit them by helping to ensure their education.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:03 am |
  75. Alex

    I feel like there is no other way to get kids up then themselves. They are responsible and if they are late it is their fault and they must deal with the punishmets. Just like an alarm the students can ignore a wakeup call. It really can't do anything. Parents can try to wake their kids up, but if they are late, it's the kid's fault, not their parent's.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:41 am |
  76. Julia

    I think schools have gone a little to far. I think that i the parents responsibility to have their children on time to school. i mean, isn't that their job as a parent? parents should always be up to date on the latest news and information. So the parents should be in charge of changing the time, but if they forget, isn't there other people that could remind them, like their spouse, children, or relatives? They should also know that if they don't change their time, that they could be late to work. I know that my mom always has the times written down of when to change her clock. Parents should be the ones responsible for changing the time and getting their children on time to school, not the schools

    March 11, 2011 at 8:34 am |
  77. Mr. Ham's Social Studies Class

    We don't think the school should wake us up. It is your responsibility as well as your parents to get you up and out of bed. Our class believes that if you are consistently late then the student should get in school suspension. Another thing students could do is to set their cell phone to wake them up,

    March 11, 2011 at 8:36 am |
  78. Michelle

    When these students become an adult, there won't be any automated wake-up calls to them. I know how to control myself. If I am tired, I go to bed earlier than usual. If I am in good condition, I sleep late. However, the best thing is to have a regular routine, and doing exercises helps a lot. Waking up is not difficult, just be determined to do it.

    March 11, 2011 at 9:00 am |
  79. Annie

    I think that it would be good to get a wake up call because some kids are late to school every morning. If they got a call, that would wake them up and they wouldn't be late for school. My alarm didnt go off this morning and I was almost late for school. A wake up call would be awesome!

    March 11, 2011 at 9:01 am |
  80. Maggie

    I think school wake-up calls are going too far. It sounds like the wake-up calls you get at hotels. Many kids barely get up when their alarms go off why would they get up when a wake-up call comes?

    March 11, 2011 at 9:03 am |
  81. Ms. Perez's Class

    Some of us believe that it is the mom's responsibility because we don't like alarm clocks. Another student believes that indpendence begins with getting yourself up. Another student believes that all students need their own alarm clock. The students need to learn responsibility because your parents will not always be there.

    March 11, 2011 at 9:18 am |
  82. robert

    Our parents deserve this opportunity. That's what make parents parents.

    March 11, 2011 at 9:36 am |
  83. TeacherinConnecticut

    Depending on the age of the students, it would matter if they should have a wake-up call. If they are 10 and older, it's their responsibility to be to wake up by themselves and get to school on time.

    My students feel there should be NO wake-up call at their age. Students can set an their alarm clock, cell phone, ipods, clocks, watches, DSI to wake them up.

    However, if a student is 9 years old and under, then it is the responsibility of the parent to get the child up and ready for school!

    March 11, 2011 at 9:37 am |
  84. Nikko

    I think this idea would be great for kids who live in households that dont have "adequate" timing. Kids who can't get to school on time could get a wake up call, So they could get to schoool on time. It is a good thing that school syetem is helping these kids out so they can produce a good education for themselves. I think this has been one of the best things i have submitted a comment for on CNN student news. I hope they do go through with action of so called "wake up calls".

    March 11, 2011 at 9:50 am |
  85. Alyssa

    I feel that is not really a good idea because the teacher or principal I’m sure have better things to do than waste all there time on trying to wake up the students. I think rather than the principal trying to wake them up there mom or dad or who ever there guardian is should wake them up. If the school wants to and has enough time I am sure that that would help. Maybe a lot of parents would appreciate it but maybe it would aggravate some people.

    March 11, 2011 at 9:56 am |
  86. Logan

    I think that it is my own responsibility for getting to school on time because i go on the bus i have to set my alarm clock early enough for me to take a shower, and get all around and be on time for the bus.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:00 am |
  87. kiwilime

    I disagree with school wake-up calls, because I think it's gilding the lily. Plus, I think it should be the parents' job to make sure their kid gets to school on time.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:14 am |
  88. Ade(Ahh-Day)

    you do not have the right to wake me up at home.!i could sleep whenever i want its my life and im going 2 sleep.!

    March 11, 2011 at 10:16 am |
  89. Katie

    The students in my 3A class believe it is the combined responsibility of the student and the parent (s). It is the responsibility of the parent to teach the importance of attending school and enforcing compliance while it is the students responsibility to wake up and prepare for the school day. Parents may also need to assure students have a ride to school.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:17 am |
  90. Callaway

    i think the schools are abusing their power,
    if you have home problems or cant get to school on time because of family reasons, the school has no controll over that.
    and them calling you to wake up may not even help.
    the schools should at the most call during the day, to talk to your parents, NOT in the morning.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:19 am |
  91. Debbie

    What a sad commentary for the U.S. Parents and students are now too irresponsible to wake up by themselves so the school is doing wake-up calls? Is there no end to a lack of responsibility?

    March 11, 2011 at 10:23 am |
  92. Tay P

    I think that a wake up call is a good idea for the most part. I think it would help the students get up and get ready for school, but I also think that it is their own decisions to make if they want to come to school or not. That is in their own hands, so I also think the schools could be going too far with the wake up call.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:23 am |
  93. Jackie

    I think that the parents should be in charge of waking up the their kids.
    If the kids dont wake up and go late thats their fault and they will suffer the consequences.
    sooner or later they will learn.
    But thats too far for the school officials.
    they shouldnt interfere with students personal lifes.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:28 am |
  94. Richard

    I think this is an ultimate low.
    I'm not sure that it's necessary for the schools to be calling to wake up their students. It's not the schools responsibility, it's the students and the parent's responsibility.
    Schools shouldn't feel responsible for waking up students.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:38 am |
  95. Micaela

    I believe it is a good idea. It would get more kids up. Even if they don't people have a record of trying to get them up. Because the kids would be woken up...

    March 11, 2011 at 10:41 am |
  96. Justus

    I believe your parents should be responsible for waking up their kids. I think the school is taking it to far with the wake up calls. If kids are having a hard time getting up and to school on time, some detention should get them up faster.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:41 am |
  97. Silviano

    Well to me they its a little to early because thats like 5:30 here to early could lead to kids falling a sleep in class and less paying attention. And doing bad stuff more.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:44 am |
  98. Callie

    I think it's your responsibility, because your the one getting the education not your parents or your teachers. Your teachers teach you and your parents could help you wake up if you werent getting up. If I got a wake up call I wouldnt appreciate it because you could use your alarm clock instead.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:49 am |
  99. ladarrius

    Its my parents fault because they have to wake you up in the morning. Its not the bus driver fault because they dont live there to wake you up. Its not the bus driver fault because they come in pick us up in the morning. I think the school should call me to see if I am coming. Its my parents fault because i am they child and they responsble. Its not the kids fault because we dont no when to get up.Its not the kids fault because they are sleepy to get up.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:52 am |
  100. Kameron

    I feel that it is the student's responsibility to wake up and get themselves to school on time. It teaches one future daily life skills which could help them to keep a job so they can move into adulthood and accept their responsibilities.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:56 am |
  101. Jessica

    I think that school wake-up calls are a little bit too far in some students opinion, because its a little bit personal because what if they knew they aren't going to school and there going to a funeral or something. It would make them feel bad for going to a funeral instead of school. They are being too pushy with the wake-up calls, I mean if they were an hour late because of the time change then thats ok, but calling to get them to school thats a BAD!!! idea.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:59 am |
  102. NICK

    The fact of your school calling you in the morning is a great idea but the school has no right to get into your own buisness.

    March 11, 2011 at 11:05 am |
  103. Tate

    I think that school officials might be going too far. They might be saying "Well we called them and they should come" but the truth is, is that even with a call, they aren't MAKING them go to school. I think its a good idea but if kids don't go to school, its their fault, and it's their responsibility, not their parents or teachers.

    March 11, 2011 at 11:05 am |
  104. Tim

    no because I have an alarm clock and I can set it for 7:50 if I want because I can get ready 10 minutes.

    March 11, 2011 at 11:15 am |
  105. hailey

    i dont really think that teachers or other people that work at the school should call students and say hey its time to wake up. its your responsibility to wake up and be at the school on time. people should use alarm clocks or an alarm on their phone to wake their selves up, they can try getting up at an earlier time too.

    March 11, 2011 at 11:23 am |
  106. Abigail

    I think that the schools have a right to wake up the kids because they all need to go to school, but the parents should make the choice whether they want the wake-up calls or not.

    March 11, 2011 at 11:47 am |
  107. Mr. Reap's ADEPT class

    We feel that it really depends on the student. If a student is frequently late then their familes should receive a call from the school as a reminder to be there on time. Maybe the school could offer breakfast as an incentive to the first 100 students who are there on time.

    March 11, 2011 at 11:54 am |
  108. Larry

    I believe students should be responsible for getting to school on time. Otherwise, they will be marked tardy.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
  109. Kithara

    Students should be responsible enough to show up at school on time by themselves. Disciplining students at school for tardiness is one thing, but to send wake-up calls to their personal phones is going too far. Not all students own a cell phone. A simple alarm can easily be ignored or unheard.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
  110. CRYSTAL

    I think it is the student’s responsibility to wake up on time and go to school because it’s their education and their grades. Not the Schools or parents grades and education.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
  111. Kyle

    I think the idea of the automated phone calls is useless because we have had daylight savings for a long time and kids have managed to work around the time change. The phone calls would be bothersome and it's not the schools job to get you up, it's yours and your parents.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
  112. courtney

    I think the wakes up calls are good but also bad. There good because students will hopefully get to school on time and it might start that behavior with them. It is also bad because it might make parents angry because they got woken up early and it might disturb other people in the house.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
  113. Vivian

    I think this is pretty good. I mean if it gets kids to go to school more often and not be late then that's good right? All the schools are doing is making sure that today's kids, which are tomorrows adults, are good, educated people.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
  114. sheldon

    if i was being late for school i will be not happy im deaf and i will need vibrate alarm clock

    March 11, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
  115. cameron

    i belive that we should not have a morning wake up calls because students have less time to get ready and i need my sleep with out phone calls.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
  116. Thomas

    I think that the phone call is un necessary people should know when to get up. Besides some people need their beauty sleap

    March 11, 2011 at 12:34 pm |
  117. alex

    i think that is ok and somewhat because you would have more time getting ready and they are pushing the limit.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
  118. Anonymous

    I think that the school wake up call is totaly not right if someone is sick and has cancer or something it would be deprerssing to here thate someone tells u u have to go to school and u want to but u cant and then the school would have to live with t . the parents that think it is ok thenb send the call to there house but if they dont find it opprpriete then dont send it.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
  119. Lorena

    I don't agree with this "wake up call". If it takes one hour away from your sleep that’s not good because students need more sleep. And now for some school's they will be taking CRT’s and you will be too sleepy to concentrate on that important test. A lot of people have trouble sleeping and getting out of bed. So in other words......turn off your phone or disconnect it because...NO ONE WANTS THAT CALL!!!

    March 11, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
  120. Kelly

    I believe that all students are responsible to get to school on time. The faculty/school officials should not be responsible to make sure they wake up and get to school on time. If the faculty does call to make the students get to school on time, the students might not be able to go to school if they're sick, have an injury, or they are out of town, etc. The school officials are going way to far to get students to school.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
  121. Mary

    Well, being ready to get to school on time is the kids responsibility, but it can also be the parents fault if they are suppossed to walk to school with the child and isn't on time, or a parent thats suppossed to ride they're kid to school and the kid is already ready to go to school and the parent is not. So maybe the responsibility is EVERY one's.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  122. Courtney

    I think that it could be good because than the student might start getting to school on time and it might become a habit for them. A bad thing that it could bring is that your parents might become upset at you for not getting to school on time and waking up so early and your parents/you/sidings might not answer it because they might think it is a sales call, prank cal or they might just not want to answer it.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
  123. Alex

    i think that it is the students responsibility to wake up on time to go to school, not the schools if the students don't want to get up for school that is their educational problem not the schools nor parents.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm |
  124. maddie

    i say it is a bad idea because at my school teachers are not even at work untill 7:00 and also it is an invasion of privacy and if they call the wrong number....well they could get into alot of trouble and plus what if they DON'T HAVE A PHONE

    March 11, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
  125. Tequan

    I think schools should stay school and it is the truancy officers job.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
  126. Brad

    These schools are being like big brothers or sisters. Its our responsibility to wake up on time. As i said. Big brothers and sisters. They're just plain anoyying.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
  127. Calista

    I think that parents are responsible to get you to school on time. Even though the wake-up calls could get more students to school, but your parents are responsible for you not your school. I think school officials are going a little too far.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
  128. Caleb

    I think they are over stepping our boundryes because at my old school if we got 10 tartes we would only have one absence, we would not get silent lunch.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
  129. DeSean

    I think that it is OK with them calling at 6:15 because it is the parents fault for not waking them up,or it is the students fault for not setting his/or her alarm

    March 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
  130. Olivia

    I think it is a good idea, if you were late on a daily basis then that is not right, but if you had a doctor's appointment or something I could understand that. This process ensures that the kids are out of bed and ready for school. I think it is your responsibility to get ready and brush you teeth. But if your parents drive you to school and make you breakfast, then it is partly their responsibility also.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
  131. Shane

    I think it isn't fair when you punish children for being late for class because it might not be our fault for not being here at the right time because maybe we had a doctors appointment or something that we can't help going to so we would have to be late for school. Basically what i'm saying is don't punish us for being late we might not be the reason so don't do it and also thank you.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
  132. Anna

    I don't think it is fair. It is the parent's fault that the student can't get to school online. It is annoying to get a wake-up call a 6:15 AM. It's horrible. If you're not going to get to school on time, then you're not going to get to school on time. It is what it is. It's just plain wrong. Schools, please stop involving yourselves in our wake up time. You've crossed over the line.:(

    March 11, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
  133. Allison

    I think they should not have us do silent lunch. Because sometimes it is not the child's fault. I told Ms. Holsinger my teacher when I was late That it was a cause that had to be taken care of right then and there. i just don't think that students should have to do that because it is not always the child's fault. The child should not have to serve for what the parent has done and not the child.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
  134. Daniel

    School is supposed to prepare you for the real world, and giving wake up calls to students will not give them the self-discipline they need for a job in the real world.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  135. Diana

    I think that they shouldn't do that because it might not be the students fault but, I also don't think that students should be late and not be ready.They have an early time to wake up.They don't punish students that ride the bus but, they punish people who ride a car.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  136. Sydney

    I say that it is your responsibility for getting to school on time.If people say that you will lose an hour of sleep then you should go to bed earlier. No one else should be responsible for getting YOU up to get to school on time thats YOUR job.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
  137. Melanie

    Our school puts you on silent lunch one day for every day you are not at school before 8:30AM. I think that it is not over stepping, because you are not doing it to everyone that is late. And you are not calling everyone because most people are not late for school. So I think that not all school are overstepping it. One thing you should do is ask why they are late then if it was not there fault at all they should not be in trouble. You should talk to the parent about helping get there students to school

    March 11, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
  138. Yoeung

    I think students shouldn't get in trouble because it may not be their fault and if it was really their fault they deserve it.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
  139. curtis

    if they call me they are goin to get some bad word from me

    March 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
  140. Bessie

    I think it's great that school's are finally getting the message that students in these times are using more technology than ever. Sending electronic messages is a great way to encourage students to get up and get prepared for school in the morning.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
  141. Daniel

    I think that the schools worry too much. If the students want to go to school and get an education, then they have to wake up on time with an alarm clock. The school shouldn't force them to wake up and come, it is the student's responsibility to get to school.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  142. Molly

    I have mixed feelings about this. I think it wouldn't be helpful to some people because some people don't get up at early and wouldn't want to go to school because they were too tired. It's also a good idea though, because It could motivate kids, they should maybe call at a later time though.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  143. Josh

    I think that it is the parents responsibility to wake up their kids if they aren't up by a certain time. Then it is the parents fault if they are late.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:36 pm |
  144. Christopher

    Schools should not interfere with a child's sleeping habit.If a child wakes up late for school that is his or her problem and he or she will have to deal with it the way he or she wants too.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:36 pm |
  145. Riku

    I think that this is a good idea because if the student has not been waking up on time then the student gets a wake up call and if they dont get up on time then they could get detention. It is because most of the students need to get up on time not to be late like some of my friends becuase they are alway late and they dont want to go to school and they never get up on time.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:36 pm |
  146. Jarob

    Its a good idea......but i dont think schools should be calling everyday! Its not their place to call EVERYDAY. Its the student responsibility to get up and get on with the day!

    March 11, 2011 at 1:36 pm |
  147. jarob#4

    I think that you should be responsible for yourself! Calling the student is a good idea... but still...

    March 11, 2011 at 1:36 pm |
  148. Ms. Hardy's Social Studies Class

    Joe – I believe that the school is taking it too far and the parents of the child should be the one to wake the kids up it is not the school's responsibility.

    Zach – I believe that the school is taking it entirely too far and that the kids older siblings or parents should wake them up in the morning.

    Thanks to CNN for letting us voice our opinion.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  149. ashley

    personaly, i think the students should be the ones to get themselves up ontime but also i think your parents are part of it too. I think we (highschoolers) are more responsibe and can get ready by ourselves and wake up ourselves. Parents should also be in it to because, what if we dont get up (alarm, not feeling well exc.) should help and encorage us to go to school as well as taking us if not busy.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
  150. Tim

    I think it is not ok for the school to call every time we are late. Your parents might have broken down somewhere on the road, and it would not be your fault. So I don't think they need to call.....

    March 11, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
  151. Allison

    I think it is the parents fault. The parents should know what time they need to be at school, when to take them, and what time they should get up in the morning. I do not think that the schools are going overboard with kids being late. Kids need to be on time and discipline and awareness is needed to keep children coming to school on time.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
  152. Hannah

    I think they are going to far. The students and parents are the ones who should do this not the school officals. Yes, they are late and need a way to wake up earlier but sometimes its not entirely the student's fault. A sibling or their parents could possibly get them late. And theres always traffic. School already starts pretty early and older students get more hw, so sleep is really crucial. An automated wake call will ruin their privacy and possibly have them freaked out.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
  153. Hayden

    I think this shouldn't the wake up calls should used be because I would count this as a envasion of my privicy even though it would most likely to work in most cases but some kids don't come to school because they and their parents don't care so I think that we should target the parents not the students

    March 11, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
  154. Daniel

    This is not reasonable, it is not the schools job to get the kid to be on time to school, it's the kids. A kid should be able to get up by himself and get to school. And if a student can't because his parents can't, then he can take the bus or walk. I do not find this right, it is NOT the schools job.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
  155. Daniel

    I think the school is doing the right thing by calling the students to wake them up because they need to be at school. I also feel that the school may be going a little over board.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:06 pm |
  156. Kenzy

    Setting your own alarm and taking initiative to get out of bed is definitely the student's responsibility, but if they don't get up and get to school on time on a regular basis, then someone else should step in, if it's the school, their parents, or even a friend.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
  157. Kimberly

    I think the wake up calls are a good idea. If the parents of the students over sleep, the kids will here the phone and get up to awnser it. They will already be up and will go to get ready for school. They will also wake up there parents so they are not late for work.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
  158. Julia

    The students need to be responsible for their own education, and occasionally parents need to step in. Kids and teens are required to get to school on time, and it's natural that the school wants them to make smart decisions. However, they're taking that right out of their hands and enforcing wake up calls from the school. It would be awkward getting a phone call from your 7th grade teacher, and I do not encourage wake up calls from school.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
  159. stacie

    i think tha it is you responcability to wake up yourself because when you get older and your not living with your perents then you wont have them to wake you up, andyou teacher/princable is not there to get you to school , their there to help you in school. that is what i think of the situation.


    March 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
  160. Leslie

    I think that the calls is a good idea because it would actually help the attendance rate go up. Some kids use the exuse that they over-slept. Teachers dont know if they are lying or not. Now if they come to school and they try to use that exuse the teacher/staff could just respond"well we called and woke you up".

    March 11, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
  161. Nemecio

    I think it is a good idea to have the school call the students as a wake up call. What would benefit the studnts is that they and the school would not have a record of just absences and late notes. In School thats a issue.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
  162. Jessica

    I think thats a great idea but...we aren't babies anymore, step up to the plate and wake up. If you want to go to college some day or work somewhere your professor or your boss isn't going to wake you up.

    March 11, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
  163. jennifer

    i think that parents should wake there kids up atleast till the 7th grade but after that, it should be the kids them selves getting themselves up for school

    March 11, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
  164. Cassandra

    I think that they should be allowed because kids could just say that they woke up later just to get out of school. Also kids need to go to school because it's the law! And parents should be happy that the school is helping their kids work for a better life. It is the parents responsibility to get their kids to school, and the school's are just trying to help them get there. I think that the schools should call, but only when it is necessary to help.

    March 11, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
  165. Brandi

    This idea will get kids up for school on time, but I would have to disagree with it. I think it should be your responsibility to get up on time, but if you are a person who can't easily get up on time, even if you set an alarm, your parents should help you get up, NOT the school.

    March 11, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
  166. Caitlyn

    The school thinks that they are doing a good thing for the students, but really, they're not. Getting up in the morning is something that we, as people, are responsible for. I agree that they are going just a little over the top. This will also decrease the students independance. They might think that since they don't have to get themselves up in the morning, that they are able to lack in school and/or other involved activities.

    March 11, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  167. Nisa

    I think we, the student, is responsible for getting to school on time. It's us who are going to school and learning. Our parents just motivate us to get to school. It's not their fault we can't get to school on time.

    March 11, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  168. Jazzy

    Parents should be responsible and should reasure their kids are going to school on time. It is not completelly the parents responsibility but also the student's to make sure he/ she is attending school on a daily basis. Many parents have to work early in the mornings; this is when it comes to the student's responsibility for getting herself/himself to school on time weather it is by walking, or taking any school provided transportation. After all, it is the student who is missing out on a great opportunity for education. not the parent. and it does not afect anyone else but the student itself.

    March 11, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  169. gabi

    I think there shouldnt be wake up calls because its totaly rude to call peoples houses at 6:15am. Its not polite at all and there is no reason to call that early in the morning. So for schools to call that early is rediculas!!!!......why should there be the office of the school to call??? No reason to call at 6:15 am,people probaly wont answer the phone because there sleeping most likely.Besides its between the parents and the children/students to deal with..... they should get the consequences and not let teachers or any people from the school take care of that.....THERE NOT BABYSITTERS!!!!!!

    March 11, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  170. Elizabeth

    It is the child's responsibility to wake up on time however, the school should not control the times in which a student should wake up. The average kid needs about up to 12 hours of sleep and the school is stealing those needs away from kids when they really need it. The school should just have to deal with that kids need the sleep.

    March 11, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  171. April

    I think it is you and your parents decision. Some kids don't need to wake up at 6:15 to get ready for school especially if school for example doesn't start until 8:00. Also it depends on how close to school you live. If you live right across from school and school starts at 8:00, I wouldn't get up until 7:15. The school shouldn't decide for the students what time they get up. If they were constantly late then maybe the principal should have a talk with the student and their parents and talk about what time the kid starts getting ready for school.

    March 11, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  172. Abby

    Students should learn that when you put effort into your education you will put effort into your work later. It shouldn't be a school's job to wake them up, because the students should know that if they make the decision to not wake up to go to school on time, or maybe even make it to school at all, there will be consequences for their actions. If you start working hard now, you will be a hard worker later in your life.

    March 11, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  173. Billy

    I think that getting to school on time is the responsibility of the student with a little help from the parents. Students (at least in high elementary and up) are plenty capable of waking themselves up and getting ready. They they need a little help from parents to plan a way to get to school. They can always take the bus. But people need to stop relying on others, and from the other view, it's not the schools job to baby the kids to get them there on time.

    March 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  174. Janelle

    In my opinion, I think that giving wake up calls to some students in the morning is a great idea! In this case, it helps kids actually wake up and get used to not using alarm clocks all the time! I also think it would be a great idea is because, this way the schools are more involved with students, and help out alot more.
    Again, this idea and for it to become offical would be great!

    March 11, 2011 at 6:02 pm |
  175. Gwen

    I believe, it's you who are responsible for getting to school on time. Instead of staying up late get things ready for the next morning and set your alarm for two hours early to be able to get breakfast and make sure you wont forget anything for class.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
  176. Lindsey

    I believe that having wake-up calls to remind kids to go to school on time is crazy. Students shouldn't have to be reminded/called to know that they should be going to school on time. That is there parents job. I don't need a wake up call; my mom and I are responsible enough to know what time I should be waking up to get to the bus on time to get to school. I believe that this shouldn't be because kids might not even pay attention to that wake-up call anyway. Like I said before, there shouldn't be any 'wake-up call' to remind people/kids to get to school on time. Plus, there are a lot of kids that go to school already. I believe that even with the wake-up calls the amount of kids that go to school wouldn't change at all...it would probably stay the same. It's fine WITHOUT the wake-up calls. I may not live in Boston, but I'm sure that I don't want a wake up call at 6:15 telling me that I should be waking up to get ready to go to school! Sometimes my bus doesn't even get there that early! You know, buses don't even start to come until 7:00. 7:15 the latest. Again kids shouldn't even have wake-up calls because it's not the school's responsiblity; it's the parents job. Don't let schools start taking the parents jobs.


    March 11, 2011 at 6:17 pm |
  177. Laura

    I don't agree! I do think that it is great that the school would take time out their busy schedule to call the students one by one but getting to school on time is the students responsibility-of course the parents or bus driver pay a part to! The school Principle may be slightly over-reacting because if the students are late, let them be punished.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:41 pm |
  178. Jueun

    well, i think themselves are responsible for getting themselves to school on time. School offical's calling is not bad, though, it will certainly make the students to get to the school in time. But, school cannot wake up the students forever. So, i think themselves should be the one who wake up early on their record.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
  179. Kelsey

    This is so wrong in my opinion. Why do you need the schools to call you and wake you up. That is not their responsibility! I think that if the student wants the wake up call let them recieve it only. Also, with the school doing this they are not teaching the students any responsibility or consequences.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:43 pm |
  180. Peter

    My opinion is that it should only be done if the student agrres to it. The reason is that, as much as we would like to believe it, the teachers are not responsible for a students shortcomings. If the child shows no desire to learn, don't make him. Better yet, pull him out of school so he isn't waiting valuable tax dollars, because he probably is only distracting other students anyway. If the student desires to fail, lett him, and let him see how misserable he is later in life. Everyone else has one less shackle.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:48 pm |
  181. Elizabeth

    I wouldn't like it if MY phone went off at 6:15 in the morning. I think its the students fault that they are late. If they don't want a good collage when their adults, thats their problem. Their the ones that are gonna go "you want fries with that?" So let them be late, its their choice.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:48 pm |
  182. Michaela

    I think it's a great idea becasue then you wouldn't have so many students coming in late, and they could be there on time so they won't have missed so many things in each class This way they will be able to do better in school and get better grades.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:05 pm |
  183. Jade

    I don't think it's so great. It's not gonna make a difference. If they were late before they are still going to be late, because they are just going to ignore the call and go back to sleep. If you really want to get students getting to school on time you should give the kids who show up on time the majority of the time a free day every once and a while to go outside and enjoy themselves for the day and make the kids who are always late stay in class.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:10 pm |
  184. Elly

    I think that it's a good idea in concept but I think it could definitely be improved. Maybe they should ask parents and/or students if they would like or need such a wake up call; it might be good for some but it could be inconvenient or just plain annoying for others.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
  185. Paige

    I think it is your responsibility! It is when YOU wake up. Not YOU'R mom. YOU!!! It is what YOU do in the morning that makes you late so you should wake up YOURSELVE to get things done. YOUR parents arent YOU! YOUR parents shouldnt have to wake up to wake YOU up. To help YOU should also set up an alarm clock to help!

    March 11, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
  186. Kade

    I think the kids are responcible enough to get to school.
    Its not the Principles decition to call to the kids house just cause they are a little late. There kids, everyone is always a little late in one part of there life, the principle should understand that they are Tardy or late.
    It happens to everyone.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
  187. Ana

    I think that your teachers, principals, nor parents are responsible for a student to be late for school. It's the responsibility of the student to set some kind of alarm to wake themselves up every morning. Your teachers, parents, and principals are not responsible for you.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
  188. SHELBY

    I think it should be your responsibility to get to school on time and if you don't then its on you.. school automated wake up calls are not necessary.. Getting places on time is just a view at reality and if you are unable to follow simple expectations, then you should have to pay the consequences..

    March 11, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
  189. Cindy

    I think that the schools are going too far. We shouldnt have other people doing our responsibilities. If we wake up late to go to school, its our fault and when we're older no one is going to be there to call your phone and tell you to wake up.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
  190. Maddie

    It is a bad idea because what does the school care about what time their students wake up? What really matters is the grades the students get and the work they do.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
  191. Sermon

    Well I mean i dont get wake up calls I use my alarm on my clock so I mean if its a everyday thing in the morning the officials are goin to far and its only just to make sure they wake up and get to school on time they need to go but a clock but if its just on Monday then theres nothin wrong with that but people dont want you calling their house and its 6:15pm thats not cool but thats what I think about Wake Up Calls

    March 11, 2011 at 8:44 pm |
  192. Ja'Rhon

    i this this is unexceptable i think its not there fault that they are not wakeing up its the parents fault for lettin their kids stay up so long!

    March 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
  193. janie

    I think its the children who should get them selfs up for school. Cause its there responsibility to get them selfs up. They always try to blame there parents but they should no how to set a alarm clock. Kids need to take 100% resonsibility. What are they going to do when they get older?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  194. jenny

    I think they shouldn't do that because the kids might get really tired of being waked up and be in a bad mood always

    March 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  195. Selena

    I think that wake-up calls is a pretty good idea for students who are late, especially when they claim that they don't wake up in time. It is your fault for not going to bed earlier, therefore you sleep more in the morning. You shouldn't blame the time change because you had already been forewarned about the one hour time change. Kids shouldn't blame anyone or anything because they should know and be responsible for it. With great responsibility comes great consequences.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  196. Grace

    Schools should not have to be responsible to get students up and out of bed for school. That should be the students job or parents. If students want to be late for school, get tardies, get behind in their work, and get yelled at then that's their choice. These wake-up calls at 6:15 a.m will wake the student up but that doesn't mean she/he will get up and actually go to school. The students could just fall right back to sleep and be late for school anyways and then the school would go through that trouble to making the wake-up call for no reason.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  197. Bella

    I dont think the school should do the wake up calls because kids at the end of the day needto charge there phone and at night they turn off the phone to chagre it and dont turn it on until you wake up, And i think the principle should decide when the kids should come to school because all schools are different and havwe different times.

    March 12, 2011 at 12:31 am |
  198. Rose

    A wake up call? From school? Nuh uh, no way! That would be kind of enbarrasing for the student and the school. Imagine you wake up to the sound of your phone ringing. You pick up the phone. "Hello?" you say "This is your principle, get up now and go to school." the voice in your phone would say.
    Seriously? Wow. Just wow. I don't even think parents would agree on this, let alone students or teachers. It should be the kids job to get up and get to school. Your just putting more elephants on the school's shoulders.
    It's the kids resposibility. Sure, I might accidently get to school late because I slept in a few times, but thats just 1 day. If it become a habit, then yes this could be a option, but don't punish all of the kids because 2 of them hit snooze on their alarm clock.

    March 12, 2011 at 1:19 am |
  199. Tony

    Of caurse,it's your own responsible to get up on time or you'll go to school late.So,I think it's not appropriate to have a wake-up calls.After they grow up and have a job,do the company have a obligation to wake your empolyee up?
    Thus,Let the students learn how to get up by themselves is batter than have a wake-up calls.

    March 12, 2011 at 5:57 am |
  200. Tony

    I think to have a wake-up call is a good idea because kids will forget to change their clocks. Thus leading them to say " Mom i am not going to school today, because i did not set my clock to the right time."
    I think it is a "once every year thing." I think you need to be responsible and listen to what the school tells you. ex. " Get up out of bed, It is time for school."

    March 12, 2011 at 7:20 am |
  201. Audrey and Brooke

    We think that it's ridiculous for the schools to call your house. When your not at school it's not the school's resposibility for what you do. When you get to school they can punish you, but your house is your own private residence and they should be concerned with what happens there. Who knows,if it doesn't stop they may be calling you the next night telling you when to sleep.

    March 12, 2011 at 9:32 am |
  202. Amaiya

    Schools should not make wake up calls to students. Students need to learn to be responsible enough to wake up on their own to get to school on time, after all, when the students grow up and become adults; their jobs are not going to give them a wakeup call. Another reason schools shouldn’t call students houses is that the early morning call may wake up others in the household who don’t have to get up that early. Ultimately, the responsibility of getting to school on time should be placed in the hands of parents and students not the schools.

    March 12, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
  203. Jackson

    I think it should be up to the student to wake him/her self up. It only takes, what, ten seconds to set an alarm clock before you go to bed at night? Besides, the school really has no reason to interfere with a students home life. And if the student continues to be late even with my method, well, I guess they do deserve a call after all.

    March 12, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
  204. snigdha

    Its just a time change, its the student's responsibility!

    March 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm |
  205. Sasha

    I think that you should not have school wake-up calls although it might be helpful you should not have them because you are responsible for being late to class.You should also be responsible for waking up early.

    March 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
  206. sadie

    I wake up later than 6:15 so i would not be very happy about this but i understand they are just trying to help out

    March 12, 2011 at 6:22 pm |
  207. Ru

    I think that you and your family are responsible for being at school on time, because if you live far away from school and your parents drive you, they are in charge of leaving on time and getting there. I don't think that schools should send wake-up calls to the students because at 6:15 not all kids have to be up that early. Plus, even though they are sending wake-up calls it just rouses kids up in the morning. It doesn't automatically just get kids to school on time.

    March 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm |
  208. Dasol

    Each individual is responsible for being at school on time. I personally don't like the idea of school-giving alarm. Students may want different times to wake up depending on their distance from school, time for being ready to go and so on.

    March 12, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  209. Alexandra

    I think everyone is responsible! The school is responsible for having a reasonable time to get up, the students are responsible for following that time and not sleeping in too late, and the parents are responsible for making sure the kids do that and encouraging them to go to sleep early so they can get up early.

    March 12, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  210. Marcus

    people in boston shouldn't do that they should be oken up by there parents if not get a loud alarm clock like i do and set the alarm to a station you can't stand so you ill get out of bed to turn the radio off and if that dosent ork set three four or even five alarms to go off at the same time

    March 12, 2011 at 11:50 pm |
  211. Ethan

    I don't think I like this idea. Kids don't need wake-up calls from their school. They could do what I do and just set it forward before they go to bed.

    March 13, 2011 at 7:51 am |
  212. Trevin

    As a student who stuggles to wake up on time, I know i could use all the help I could get. However, i don't believe this method is the right way to handle the situation. I would maybe have this as an option to students that want and/or need this service. I don't think this should be required of all students.

    March 13, 2011 at 8:54 am |
  213. Elizabeth

    I am a high school student, and it has always been my responsibility to wake myself on time and get to school. That is just a responsibility that kids need to learn in high school. The school calling houses at 6:15 is just a waste of their time because once those students go to college they're won't be any principal calling them to wake them up on time. The whole point of high school is to learn to fend for yourself and get prepared for college. The school wake up call is babying students, when the students have to learn for themselves. They will learn the hard way if they keep sleeping in that their grades are slipping and if not, they will definitely learn in college. Schools should not do the 6:15 wake up call because it is not making students more independent. The students should be the ones responsible for getting to school on time.

    March 13, 2011 at 9:14 am |
  214. Ameera

    In My opinion its the child's responiblity to get up every morning for school , and show effort to lead in sucess . Your parents should not have to wake up up , they have there on scheudle to do in the mornings , and Childrens should be trained to wake up and handle business and get off to school . The school Phone situation i feel is a good way to remind children not to be late to school , and prep them for the moring.

    March 13, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
  215. Lilly

    I honestly think it's a 50/50 thing. I like how school officials are making an effort and stepping in to help students get to school on time. But at the same times, it feels like they're trying to "Micro manage" them. It will probably only irritate students more that the school is babying them. And will probably, in the end, make them too dependent on on others. I believe the students should be responsible for waking up on time. But some students need more help than others. It all depends on the student and parent.

    March 13, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  216. Shaniqua

    I think recieving a wake-up call would be effective to get them out of bed if the students were sleeping. On the other hand though, student might just be "skipping" the as much of the first period of the day as possible. So for some people this plan would work but not certainly for everyone (unless their parents answer the phone).

    March 13, 2011 at 7:43 pm |
  217. conan

    i believe that you are responsible for getting to school on time by yourself because when you have a job you will get fired if you never show up on time or you're always slacking

    March 13, 2011 at 9:06 pm |
  218. Sara

    i think oyu should let kids make their own mistakes. It is their responsibility to be on time to school but if they don't, they should face consequences.If you make them come,they arne't learning any kind of lesson. Again, it is their own fault.

    March 13, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
  219. Adithya

    Obviously, students definitely need to be going to school. But I do not think this solution would work for everyone. Some people might actually be getting up early enough. The problem might be an older sibling or parent that is causing the lateness. I realize that there would be very few cases of this, but it is still a possibility. Also, there are some people that tend to sleep through alarms and these wake-up calls could be considered as an alarm. There are also those who just do not care about school and decide to come in late because they believe they are "cool." My point is, this idea is a good one, but would most likely produce minimal results (at least, depending on the students in question). I do not think this is going to far. Too far would be school officials breaking down the students' doors and waking them up directly.

    March 13, 2011 at 9:55 pm |
  220. Rachel

    I agree of school wake-up calls, but in my opinion I think just a student who wants the call could receive the call from school but who doesn't want the call could refusal the call. It would be fair.

    March 14, 2011 at 5:02 am |
  221. Harris

    I think it's a great idea. So that if you call thier phones and the students are still late you would know that they got the phone call,but the students decided to be late instead of getting up. The bad thing about it is that if they turn their phone off at night then the students will not get the call. So there's a good and bad side to this.

    March 14, 2011 at 9:10 am |
  222. Li-Li

    I think it's a great idea. So that if you call thier phones and the students are still late you would know that they got the phone call,but the students decided to be late instead of getting up. The bad thing about it is that if they turn their phone off at night then the students will not get the call. So there's a good and bad side to this. 🙂 And by the way thank you for your support today on CNN Student News.

    March 14, 2011 at 9:12 am |
  223. Cassie

    I hate this idea, because when kids get to school, they already are tired and are most likely not going to pay any attention, I know what it feels like because I have to get up every school day at 5:35 and then my bus comes around 6:25, and I am just in 7th grade!

    March 14, 2011 at 10:19 am |
  224. Dustin

    My school does this. One of my friends got a call every day. It worked he came to school every day he was on time every day. So I agree with the idea it seemed to work for my friend.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:25 am |
  225. Alyson

    I feel like it should be the parent or gardian should be requiard to get there child to and from school. Weather it be getting on the bus or driving them! The parent should be up and get there child to school.

    March 14, 2011 at 11:14 am |
  226. Savannah

    Parents should be responsible for getting their children to school. If the child is tardy, do the same punishment that is required for all the other children. Calling their house to wake them up is taking way too far. You go to school to learn, not to be babysat. Leave the parenting to the parents.

    March 14, 2011 at 11:15 am |
  227. Matt

    I think you need to be responsable for you and if your unable to to that then you better find a way to get up and not be late! Most people, like me, cannot do so without an alarm clock...i think everyone should get one,it will help you wake up.

    March 14, 2011 at 11:15 am |
  228. andrew

    I don't think the school needs to call them. Because what if something happens in the morning to the kid that makes him late ,or what if something is going on in the kids life and school isn't on his mind. Just let it be . I mean you can talk to the kid at school and ask him why hes late

    March 14, 2011 at 11:16 am |
  229. Jalen

    I think parents are resposinble for getting students to school, but if the students are always late the school should become involved. I f the school notifies the parents of their students tardiness and the parent fails to address the problem then they should do what they have to, to get that student to be on time. If a student isn't on time they mess up their learning process, hence lowering their test scores and affecting the schools. So the school should become involved!

    March 14, 2011 at 11:16 am |
  230. Alyson

    I would also like to add just because some kids are in high school doesn't mean they should miss school because of an alarm clock not going off or there parents not waking them up! I get up and go to school weather I'm late or not. But for a parent to think nothing of it and NOT send there child to school because there just as lazy ITS WRONG! How ever I DON'T think schools should send silly little calls. I don't think it would help. If anything you provide a bus. Why should the school be an alarm system as well?

    March 14, 2011 at 11:17 am |
  231. megan

    i think getting a phone call at 6:15 in the morning is going a little bit over board. students can get up on time, but they choose not to. its not a school problem. its an at home problem. parents can wake them up 15, 20 minutes before hand or put their alarm clock on an earlier time so they can be up but still kind of rest till they have to get up.

    March 14, 2011 at 11:17 am |
  232. LT CI Class

    waste of time, pointless, get up on your own

    March 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
  233. Pete

    Wake uo callls should be unpermited by schools.Most of the time kids choose to be late for school or there just naturally late due to outside school activitys in the morning. They shoudent be punished for that.

    March 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  234. Alessia

    I think you are responsible for getting to school on time. Afterall, it is your education and you are in control of what you do.

    March 14, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  235. Jenna

    If you are late for school it is your problem. How does your principal even know that you aren't and you haven't called in sick yet? Well the bottom line is that just don't be late for school ad you wonn't get a call from your principal.

    March 14, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  236. Nick

    I think parents and students are responsible for getting up and making sure the student gets to school on time. The school should not be involved.

    March 14, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
  237. Katherine

    I believe that the school has good intensions, but it's the students' responsibilities to wake up on time. Besides, daylight saving time was put on the weekwnd for a reason, so people could catch up if they forgot about the time change.

    March 14, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
  238. jacky

    i believe that it shouldnt be the teachers or schools resposibility to wake sstudents up it should be the parents ....parents should b able to enforce them to sleep early and wake up early

    March 14, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  239. alexya

    i don't think that's a good idea because that's almost like an invasion of privacy.Parents or alarm clocks can do the trick.

    March 14, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  240. Bryce

    I think the it's not the school's responsibility to get the students to wake up. It's actually kind of invading privacy!

    March 14, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
  241. Kayla

    I think it's a GREAT Idea until they get used to it because if you forget to set you alarms foward an hour they will be late.

    March 14, 2011 at 6:05 pm |
  242. Javier

    I believe that for a school to control students lives is unacceptable. If a student doesn't want a proper education due to sleeping in late or other reasons, than that is their choice.

    March 14, 2011 at 6:15 pm |
  243. Winter

    Not a good idea, I think the school officials, ARE going to far, they should have other consequences, but calling the late students at 6:15, not a good idea.

    March 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm |
  244. Ariana

    To tell you the truth i don't think it's right at all. It is the students choice to wake up or not. If he/she doesn't want to get into a good college thats there choice not the principle's or the teacher's.

    March 14, 2011 at 6:40 pm |
  245. Max

    I know one thing, waking up is hard enough at 6:30but 6:15. I really think the school really needs to calm down and let kids sleep for once.

    March 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm |
  246. Sierrah

    I think it's a great idea because the school should use all means possible to get students to school.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
  247. Josh

    I don't think they should. If they are lazy, let them sleep. It's their job to get up, not the schools. In life, there are no wake-up calls.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:12 pm |
  248. Ben

    I think it's a good idea as long as it wasn't the first serious action being taken. Honestly, it's a waste of money. I feel that the family should be fined to pay for the phone calls because it is their responsibility to get the kids to school.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm |
  249. Blake

    I think it's a great idea because students take school for granted. It is a privilege that only a few in the world have.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
  250. Shellie

    Who i think should wake me up in the morning is my mom or someone that I know.Its wrong for a school to wake up someone like they know who you are. I wouldn't want someone that I don't know, even if its important. I would put it this way most kids should have an alarm clock or any other device that has an alarm on it. I really don't want the school to call and tell how to do things.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
  251. Angie

    GOSH! The faculty is going to far! What if someone has a fever and a horrible headache? That would not be so swell at all. That would be terrible!Or mabey they are fakeing the illness so I could understand that.Bt wow ok what if you are not fakeing and itscares you half to deff!!Infact I would probably get scared out of my pajama pants!

    March 14, 2011 at 7:15 pm |
  252. Cheyenna

    I think it's a good idea and a bad idea. It's a bad idea because the students need to be responsible and if they aren't, then they will just fail and that would be their fault. It's a good idea because what if it's a situation where the students' parents are gone and can't wake them up so they oversleep.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:16 pm |
  253. Eleanor

    I would want my mom to wake me up in the morning instead of my school they think just because they want me to learn doesn't mean I have to learn. Schools just want to give whats best for us.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:18 pm |
  254. Lucas

    I think that they should try it and see how it works. If it doesn't, have the parents serve time at school.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:18 pm |
  255. Emily

    I don't think the schools should call the students because it is their responsibility to get up. The schools shouldn't be responsible.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:19 pm |
  256. Anthony

    I think that having an automated wake-up call is going just a little too far. Maybe several of those students have a good reason for being late. The wake-up calls may end up backfiring on the school.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:20 pm |
  257. Desirrae

    I think that it is a good idea. Some students don't try to get to school. This could change the number of students that are late.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  258. Sarah

    I think that is a great idea because in this day and age, too many parents don't put much thought into kids and their schooling. Since the parents don't care, the students think they shouldn't either. The morning phone calls will be a good reminder to both!

    March 14, 2011 at 7:23 pm |
  259. Leah

    I think it could help the kid get to school but it could also make the kid mad and he or she will just sleep through the wake-up calls or unplug the phone.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
  260. Sam

    It's your education and your fault if you don't go to school. But, I think schools should start later anyway and finish later. Kids would get more sleep and be more alert and ready for school.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:26 pm |
  261. Franci

    I think that the schools should not be doing this because it should be the students responsibility to wake up in the morning early enough to get to school. I would find this to be annoying to wake up to a call every morning. Also, what is it teaching the kids? The kids have to go off to collage someday and the collages do not call each and every student in the morning tell them that they are going to be late for school unless they are up by this certain time.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
  262. Marcus

    I think it is a great idea, but I think the call is a little early. If kids can't wake up and get to school on time, they deserve to get called early and the parents should help them get up.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
  263. Rustin

    I think that it is a good idea. It will get more students to wake up earlier and go to school. It's not the school's fault you are continually tardy.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:28 pm |
  264. Elaine

    I think that this will only upset everyone because YOU are responsible for getting to school on time! Your parents can also help on that to, but YOU should be getting up on time and be ready for school!

    March 14, 2011 at 7:28 pm |
  265. Brenda

    I believe it is a great idea. If a parent doesn't want to bother to get their student to school, they should equally share the responsibility.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
  266. Kimberly

    I agree, I think if a student can't get to school on time everyday, and they won't try, the school should call them early. If you can't get up early enough, then go to bed sooner.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
  267. Jordan

    I think this is a good idea. . . to a point. What about those students who do get up but not that early? Then, they are getting up earlier for no reason. I think it's a good idea, but not for everyone.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:33 pm |
  268. Gillian

    I disagree. There are many parents who work night shifts and shouldn't be woken up. Also, if a kid actually cared enough to wake up and go to school, they would. It's better to be tardy and still show up, than to not go in at all.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:35 pm |
  269. Denise

    I think it's depending on you, sometimes. Because your parent's ride can break down, or something happens to your ride, without you or your parents knowing.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
  270. Jordan

    I think that it is the student's responsibility to get to school on time. The phone call idea is pretty dumb because if it gets annoying, you just turn the phone off.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
  271. Amanda

    I think your parents should be responsible for getting you to school on time, more so you should be old enough and responsible enough to get YOURSELF up and do what you need to do in the morning before school.

    March 14, 2011 at 8:19 pm |
  272. Gabrielle

    Personally, I think it's a great idea. So what if students are a little more tired. Grades affect your future, especially in the higher levels. Bad grades = no college = bad job = less money = short life.

    March 14, 2011 at 8:20 pm |
  273. Annie

    I honestly think it is a good idea, because really there is no excuse for them to late in the first place, and if it gets them up and to school in the morning. Then it is truly a good idea. Its not going too far, because it allows the school to work on improving lateness in the mornings.

    March 14, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
  274. Deanna

    I think parents should be responsible for getting students to school on time. schools have control over students at school and should leave them alone waile at home.

    March 14, 2011 at 8:31 pm |
  275. Morgan

    I think the students are responsible. It's like if a parent was late for work they would get in trouble and school is our job.

    March 14, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
  276. Octobre

    That is, no offense, kind of dumb. I mean, it's your job to get to school on time daily because it's your life. But your parents have the responsibility to make sure you have transportation to school if you're not old enough to drive also. I just think it's stupid and a waste of phone bills to call every student and remind them to go to school. Plus, 6:15 is sort of early, some people get to school on time waking up at like 7:30 (for my school). So it is sort of a disturbance too.

    March 14, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  277. Neik

    I think if both the child and the parent are ir-responsible to simply wake up on time for a student to go to school, somebody must take charge. In this case, a wake-up call from the student's school could be the perfect solution. Some students cannot see how important it is to well in school, as it will shape your life.

    March 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm |
  278. Yuri

    I think it is a good idea, but i do not think it will help becouse it is still students choice whether to arrive in class ontime.

    March 14, 2011 at 9:02 pm |
  279. Samantha

    Why can't they just make school last longer instead of making us get up earlier. If we get up earlier we won't have enough energy to make it through the day where if we get up later we have enough energy to make it through the day. Is staying later into the day such a big price to pay for getting enough sleep? Alot of people i know fall asleep in class because they're so tired. Answer go to bed earlier its not how much sleep you get its how early you get up. I went to bed at 7:00 p.m got up at 6:00 a.m was still falling asleep in class.

    March 14, 2011 at 9:15 pm |
  280. Natasha

    Why should the school be stepping over the "privacy line" to wake up sleepy students? It would waste the school's time and some students won't even wake up when the phone is ringing. It's just a simple solution. Make school start later and end later! Or, an alarm clock can replace ringing phones and make everyone buy alarm clocks. That's what its for- to wake people up.It would also build up a child's responsibility and discipline to do things themselves.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  281. Bethany

    A very important part of education is learning to be responsible. When someone else is waking you up in the morning, you aren't taking responsibility for yourself. Being on time to school or turning in your homework, etc. has no meaning to yourself if you didn't cause it to turn out that way on your own.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  282. Sam

    Instead of making students get up earlier, I would rather have the extend the school time longer. Why? Because in todays teenagers it is harder for them to get up at the regular time right now as it is. If you make us get up ealier then we are supposed to, we wont be all in to learn and wont be as focused.

    March 15, 2011 at 8:54 am |
  283. c

    school should be on later in the day

    March 15, 2011 at 10:36 am |
  284. cass

    i think that it is horrible that that happened to Japan and i think that everyone should what they can to help them.Because wqhat if that happened to us,well wouldn't we want help us!!!i know we would need help here in the USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 15, 2011 at 10:41 am |
  285. Tatyana

    Students should be responsible for their own actions. They should still be punished for being late, but it will prepare them for future responsiblilities and decisons.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:47 am |
  286. selena

    it's not fair the to wake up early in the morning.Because the students will be so sleepy that they can,t even do there work!!!!!!!!!!

    March 15, 2011 at 11:11 am |
  287. arriston

    I think this is a smart idea, and could help cut down on the low attendance. But if you need to start calling kids to wake up and get to school, maybe your doing something wrong?

    March 15, 2011 at 11:20 am |
  288. Megan

    I think that they should ask the parents if it's okay with them to get a call to wake up from school. If they say it's okay, then they should call, if not don't.

    March 15, 2011 at 11:31 am |
  289. Thomas

    There are three reasons why i think this is wrong
    1. If the kids are sick they need all the rest they can get
    2. It is the parents duty to take care of the kids NOT schools
    3. if you do this what will teach us to wake up when we actually have a job

    March 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  290. raff

    i think wake up calls are rediculos. Parents should be responsible for making sure their children are at school on time there is no excuse.

    March 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm |
  291. Sarah

    Wake up calls by the school are unnessicary, i would just turn my phone off. Its the students and parents responsibility,If they are getting a ride,the parent needs to wake up,too. The kids need to get up on time.

    March 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
  292. veronica

    i think that if your a teenager you should be responsible to wake your self up and go to bed on time

    March 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
  293. James

    it think that it's the students responsibility to get themselves up and not the schools responsibility. if the parents want their kids to get a good education they should get them up so they could learn.

    March 15, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
  294. Kevin

    i think this not a fair because children need their sleep.i think the school is just being unfairly . Some children just will miss school alot.I go to school at 9:00am and school is out at 4:00.pm I use to wake up a 5:00.am.Some people won't get alot of sleep and will sleep all day at school.I really think it is a unfairly choice.If I was them i would go to sleep at 8:00pm.I think some parents should talk or go to the school district because this is a bad choice.I also think grades would drop at that school.

    March 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  295. joseph

    i think if the students and the parnets are to lazy to get up in time for school they should get woke up every day to make share they get to school.

    March 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
  296. Tess

    Why should the school worry about students' laziness? It's their own fault for waking up late, or the parent's fault for not driving them there on time. Why waste money on phone calls when people are just being careless?

    March 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
  297. Spencer

    I think you should not get a wake up call in the morning. We need sleep! It dose not matter if we go to bed early, it matters when we get up.

    March 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
  298. connor

    I think it is good because there is a percentage of tardeness and what they should is if they miss more than 11 days that when they should start calling

    March 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
  299. angel

    i think that both kids and parents are responsible for it. if your kids are counting on you to get them to school on time you should at least try to get them there. and kids if you see that your parents aren't doing that well you should be responsible enough to talk with them and try to come up with another way to get to school.

    March 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
  300. Laura

    Every student is responsible for getting up or not. The student makes the choice, the school is not going to impact it. Therefore, they should not get involved.

    March 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm |
  301. Breanna

    I personally think this is a great idea. I know and wish they had done that at my school. One because i wouldent be late for the bus and at the samt time i could look forward for the day but only if the child has a cell phone. I know my parents would not be wanting to wake up this early and others would not as well, but again it is a good way to start the day.

    March 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm |
  302. Gracie

    I believe that school's shouldn't have to call homes of student in the mornings because the schools have enough to do in the morning like get ready for the student why should we add that on their agenda's Also parents should not be blamed for not waking up student grades 6 and up we should be respondsibible enough to wake up ourselves with an alarm clock, This also wouldn't help because it is still students choice whether to arrive in class ontime.

    March 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  303. Lydia

    I think it is a bad idea.. maybe there is a different way to get the kids in school on time. We are already tired in the morning, why make us even more tired? I think if kids decide to be late it's their choice and its their responsibility!. Also, what if no one hears the phone ring, or they are just too lazy to listen to it? Then what are you going to do?

    March 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm |
  304. ANDREW

    I think that the schools are pushing their boundaries to far. The school all ready has control over what is approbate or not for school. Thats basically controlling what we can wear. Now having them call your house, now that is ridiculous. One of the things that I always notice is that the school wants you to get sleep. Now you can't get sleep if they give you homework that is supposed to take 20 minutes but really thats if you are a A+ student in collage.

    March 15, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
  305. Mavrik

    I personally believe it is the students responsibility to get up. The School should stay at school, instead of nearly always trying to go home with the student. The school's greatest cause is to educate you and prepare you for life after said schooling, not to invade most aspects of your life.

    March 15, 2011 at 7:52 pm |
  306. Carlee

    Waking up students for school is a positive thing, but also a negitive thing. If students WANT the wake up call in the morning, good. But, if they dont want it, They shouldnt be disturbed by the school. 6 am might be too early and the student could fall asleep in class!

    March 15, 2011 at 7:55 pm |
  307. Bowsy

    I think that if the children are late for school for a good reason (sick, tired, ect.), that if they need rest, it will disturb the child's sleep.

    March 15, 2011 at 8:18 pm |
  308. lulu

    i think it will be the parents and students fault because your parents are the ones that drop you off to school in the morning and could drop you late because either they overslept or you overslept and to be in the rush in the morning.

    March 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm |
  309. Lucia

    The schools intentions are good but, I believe that it is not the responsibility for the schools and the teachers/principals to make sure that their students get to class but, it should be the duty of not only of the parent but, the students as well. After all, it's their future.

    So get to class and set those alarm clocks.

    March 15, 2011 at 9:57 pm |