TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Public Schools is changing arrival and dismissal bell times at a limited number of schools for 2018-2019 school year.
“The times are being changed to achieve more efficient school operations, said Interim Chief Academic Officer Dr. Mary McComas. “The changes are slight in most cases, and we want parents to be aware of them as early as possible to help plan for when schools open to students on Tuesday, September 4.”
Some bell times in the county’s northeast area will be affected by the opening of Honeygo Elementary School, which is expected to accommodate about 652 students.
New daily arrival and dismissal bell times for schools in the northeast area of the county are the following:
•Honeygo Elementary – 9:15 a.m. – 3:50 p.m.
•Joppa View Elementary – 9:30 a.m. – 4:05 p.m.
•Parkville Middle – 8:15 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
•Pine Grove Middle – 8:15 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
•White Oak – 9 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Several schools in the county’s southwest and southeast communities also will have new bell times. They are:
•Arbutus Elementary – 9:15 a.m. – 3:50 p.m.
•Logan Elementary – 9:25 a.m. – 4 p.m.
•Relay Elementary – 8:55 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The arrival and dismissal bell times noted above include the five minutes that has been added to the end of the student day for all schools for the 2018 – 2019 school year to increase the instructional hours.The complete list of the 2018 – 2019 opening and closing times, including the additional five minutes, is available online.