2017-18 Start Time

posted Jun 2, 2017, 7:09 PM by Rebekah Folsom

Notice from PPS on bell schedule changes for the 2017-18 School Year – Next school year, PPS will be changing bell schedule start and end times at a number of schools, including Winterhaven. 


When the 2017-18 school year starts, our entire school will start at 8:45 am. K-5 students will release at 3:00 pm and students in grades 6-8 will release at 3:15 pm. This adjustment is part of a district-wide alignment of bell schedules.  

The district schedule alignment provides more consistency in instructional time, makes it easier to schedule substitute and itinerant teachers, allows for better use of teachers’ professional development time and allows for more efficient bus transportation. 

If you have questions about the change, please contact Assistant Superintendent Antonio Lopez, alopez@pps.net, or 503-916-3440.

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