From the time a student in Westwood starts school, they begin at 8:45. When the kids in elementary school move to the middle school the start time moves up to 7:45. Many people do not see this as a big deal, or even take much note of this; however, losing just an hour of sleep can have bad affects on your education, body and overall health. When students make the transition to High school, they are forced to wake up even earlier for a 7:20 start time. Students have to wake up much before 7 in order to make it to school on time.