The school year here in Louisiana begins in early August (August 9 for the public schools). I am in favor of beginning programming at church when school starts so families can establish all the new routines at once. But adult programming (discipleship groups) is scheduled to begin in September.
Sunday school for kids at this church is a new thing, so we can do whatever we want. There is no precedent (in recent memory).
I'm looking for the wisdom of the group: What have you found best - starting in August with the new school year or in September?
(Side note: I am hoping we can start doing rotation, which will mean there is no purchased curriculum schedule we need to worry about)