School Hours

Bell Schedule for 2023-2024

Headstart, K - 6 Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:20 a.m. - 4:05 p.m. 

PAC Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:20-4:05, Monday and Wednesday 9:20-12:40

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 


Two-Hour Delayed Opening Schedule

Arrival: 11:20 a.m. 

Dismissal: 4:05 p.m.


Two-Hour Early Release Schedule

Arrival: 9:20 a.m. 

Dismissal: 2:05 p.m.


Emergency School Closing, Delayed Opening or Early Dismissal

In  the  event  of  an  emergency,  such  as extreme  heat,  cold  or  snow,  the  Division Superintendent may decide to:

  • Close schools for the day
  • Open schools two hours late
  • Close schools two hours early

All emergency closings and delayed openings shall be announced in the following ways:

  • Listed on the Fairfax County Public Schools website:
  • Sent by electronic mail (e-mail).
  • Carried on the division’s public access channel, Cox Cable Channel 21.
  • Closings and delayed openings are provided to local radio and television stations no later than 5:30 a.m.
  • Early closings are provided to local stations no later than 10:30 a.m.

All-Day Closing

  • All schools shall be closed for the day.
  • Extracurricular activities, interscholastic contests, team practices, field trips, adult and community  education classes, and recreation programs in school and on school grounds are canceled.
  • All offices are open unless the closing of offices is specified.

Two-Hour Delayed Opening Schedule

  • Students in grades K-6 shall report two hours later than their regular schedule 
  • Breakfast is not served on delayed openings.
  • Morning field trips are canceled.
  • All offices are open unless the closing of offices is specified.

With any delayed opening, the buses will arrive to pick up the students two hours later than the regularly scheduled time.

Two-Hour Early Dismissal All students shall be dismissed two hours early.

  • Students in grades K-6 will be dismissed two hours early
  • Field trips are canceled.