• Scheduled District-wide Early Dismissals 

    Early Dismissal

    The 2019-20 School Calendar has two scheduled Early Dismissal days for students:

    • Friday, Oct. 11, 2019
    • Friday, Feb. 14, 2020

    The 2020-21 School Calendar has two scheduled Early Dismissal days for students:

    • Friday, Oct. 9, 2020
    • Friday, March 5, 2021

    On these days, students will be dismissed at the following times:

    • High School: 10:55 a.m.
    • Elementary Schools: 11:30 a.m. (kindergarten info below)
    • Middle Schools: 11:55 a.m.

    All students in the school district will be dismissed after attending a half-day of school. This is different from other Early Release Days for Open House, Celebration of Learning and/or S.T.A.R. Night, when students are released two hours before the end of the school day.

    Lunch will be served to all students except those in afternoon kindergarten.

    The purpose of these early dismissals is to provide staff with sustained time to develop curriculum and related assessments and to hold training on curriculum implementation. 

    Morning Kindergarten

    All morning kindergarten students will be picked up in the morning according to their regular bus schedule but will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. (rather than the usual 11 a.m. dismissal). Students will be transported home to their bus stops in the usual manner. The transportation department is unable to complete an 11 a.m. kindergarten run because all buses will be in use for the high school’s early dismissal. Kindergarten students who are transported to childcare, other than EDS/K-Plus, will be picked up at the regular 11 a.m. dismissal time. Please be aware that bus stop times will vary due to the unusual schedule. Please be prepared to be flexible in picking up your child(ren) from the bus stop.

    Lunch will be served to morning kindergarten students on these early dismissal days. Click here to access information regarding lunch prices and menus. Or, students may bring their own lunch.

    Afternoon Kindergarten

    Afternoon kindergarten students will attend school under a modified kindergarten schedule. The modified kindergarten schedule for afternoon kindergartners is 1:05 – 2:45 p.m. To calculate when your child should be at the bus stop for this midday pick-up, please add one hour to your regular pick-up time. We will be operating under the modified schedule due to conflicts with the early dismissal and the normal afternoon kindergarten pick-up runs. Please note that the drop off times at the end of the day may vary. Our kindergarten students will be the only students on the bus at that time; however, fewer buses than normal will be operating.

    Afternoon kindergarten students should eat lunch before arriving to school as lunch will not be served. 

    Kindergarten-Plus Program

    K-Plus services will be available on these early dismissals. Please contact K-Plus and Extended Day Services with any questions.