Posted in Colchester High School, Colchester Middle School, District Office, General, Malletts Bay School, Other Important Information, Porters Point School, Union Memorial School

What Time Does School Start? And What About Bus Schedules?

If you would like to know what time school starts in each of your schools and/or about this year’s bus schedules, this article is for you!

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At Porters Point School, the school day will start at 8:10 a.m., and dismissal will be at 2:45 p.m.

Porters Point School
Porters Point School

At Union Memorial School, the school day will start at 8:30 a.m., and dismissal will be at 3:00 p.m.

Union Memorial School
Union Memorial School

At Malletts Bay School, the school day will start at 8:30 a.m., and dismissal will be at 3:00 p.m.

Malletts Bay School
Malletts Bay School

At Colchester Middle School, the school day will start at 7:25 a.m., and dismissal will be at 2:10 p.m.

Colchester Middle School
Colchester Middle School

At Colchester High School, the school day will start at 7:45 a.m., and dismissal will be at 2:20 p.m.

Colchester High School
Colchester High School

For the bus schedules for Colchester, please click here.

For the bus schedules for the Champlain Islands (for islands students attending Colchester Middle School and Colchester High School), please click here.

Other Important Dates:

On Monday, August 26 at 9:30 a.m., Union Memorial School will host its annual kindergarten orientation event to introduce new kindergarteners to school. Incoming students and their parents will attend a meeting in the classrooms, and then students will enjoy an introductory bus ride to familiarize them with the process. (Please note: the introductory bus ride is part of the orientation; students will not be bussed to and from the orientation; parents are responsible for transporting their children.) The orientation lasts approximately one hour.

Tuesday, August 27 is a big day; the following events will take place:

      • Colchester High School will host its Smart Start orientation program for incoming ninth graders. Members of the freshman class should arrive at CHS between 7:00 a.m. and 7:45 a.m., and dismissal will be at 2:20 p.m. There will also be a free barbecue lunch. CHS students participating in Smart Start will be bused (this is the same bus schedule as a regular school day; please see the bus schedule below).
      • Colchester High School will also host its mandatory Senior Privilege Night beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the community theater at CHS. This meeting, at which senior privilege contracts will be distributed and may be signed and returned, is for students and their parents.
      • Colchester Middle School will also host its Smart Start orientation. This is the first day of school for sixth graders as well as new seventh and eighth graders. The sixth-grade Smart Start day begins at 7:25 a.m. and ends at 2:10 p.m., and buses will run for these students. For new seventh and eighth graders attending the day, the Smart Start orientation begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. Please arrange for transportation accordingly. School lunch will be available for all students.
      • Porters Point School will also host its annual kindergarten Smart Start event to introduce new kindergarteners to school from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is a three-hour mini-school day and lunch to help transition incoming students to the daily routine at school, to include an introductory bus ride to familiarize them with the process. (Please note: the introductory bus ride is part of the orientation; students will not be bussed to and from the orientation; parents are responsible for transporting their children.)
      • Union Memorial School will host an open house from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for first- and second-grade students and their parents.

Remember, the first day of school is Wednesday, August 28, 2013.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of your schools, or call our administrative offices at (802) 264-5999. We are here to help!

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