The school day should be lengthened to an 8 hour day, four days a week. Students would be able to spend more time at school for 4 days a week and have a 3 day weekend. I have found that many students miss Fridays, due to sports and other activities. Missing a day of school causes students to miss class time, assignments, and learning opportunities. These learning opportunities would be incorporated into the longer day. Middle School and High School students would have longer class times, with the implementation of a longer school day. Classes generally run 50 to 60 minutes. Is this really enough time to do all that is needed in a class period? Longer school days would benefit students, families and teachers.