8:27 pm Monday:
On our way to long-lasting days
Granted, the sun is down, and many indoor and outdoor lights have come on, but there is still light reflecting off the clouds and from the atmosphere, as the days inch toward being longer in hours.
The longest day of 2021 will be June 20th (which is also known as the first day of summer and also known, meteorologically, as the summer solstice).
Those arriving at Silver Lake after June 20th, are arriving when the length of the summer days have already begun their trek back toward the shortest day of the year, December 21st (also known, meteorologically, as the winter solstice).
Knowing this, one wonders who set the first school year schedule allowing the school year to run through the longest (and theoretically the hottest) day of the year. In other words, wouldn't it be more logical for "summer" to be June and July instead of July and August?