After a year of extensive research and community engagement, PSD’s Board of Education voted Nov. 27 to change bell schedules across the district to accommodate later starting times for high school students. These changes start in August 2019. We know this is a significant change, not only for PSD but for families and the community, and I’m thankful for your continued patience and flexibility.
As part of these efforts, we have adjusted our schedule. For the 2019-20 school year, the projected bell schedule for Rice Elementary will be:
Start Time: 8:55 a.m.
Dismissal Time: 3:40 p.m.
AM Kindergarten: 8:55 – 12:40 p.m.
Services and activities such as bus transportation, enrichment, before- and after-school care, and school meals may be impacted as part of this new schedule. We will continue to update you regarding the status of these activities at Rice Elementary as information becomes available ahead of the start of school in August. For more information regarding the new bell schedules, including a helpful FAQ, visit bit.ly/PSDbellschedulechanges.
Please don’t hesitate to contact the school with questions or concerns regarding our bell schedules. Thank you for your support of Rice Elementary.