Bell Schedule & Office Hours

School Hours

Regular Hours

  • Monday - Friday: doors open at 9:05 a.m. School starts at 9:15 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.

Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 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. School starts at 11:15 a.m.
  • Close schools two hours early.  School ends at 2:00 p.m.

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

  • Listed on the Fairfax County Public Schools web site:
  • Sent by electronic mail (e-mail) (Keep in Touch page 13).
  • 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  schools and  on school grounds are canceled.

Two-Hour Delayed Opening

  • Doors open at 11:05 a.m. School starts at 11:15 a.m. 
  • Students in grades K-6 shall report two hours later than their regular schedule.
  • 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.