Bell Schedule

School hours

Normal School Hours

K - 6

Monday through Friday: 9:20 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. 

Preschool AM

Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.

All students should arrive after 8:55 a.m. when school supervision begins.  Students may begin buying breakfast at 8:55 a.m.  Before school SACC enrolled students may begin buying breakfast in the cafeteria at 8:30 a.m. when supervised by SACC employees.

Preschool PM

Monday through Friday: 12:40 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Normal Office Hours

Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 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, or
  • 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: www.fcps.edu.
  • 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 schools and on school grounds are canceled.
  • All offices are open unless the closing of offices is specified.

Two-Hour Delayed Opening - 11:20 a.m. - 4:05 p.m.

  • Students in grades K-6 shall report two hours later than their regular schedule.
  • Morning field trips are canceled.
  • Morning preschool classes shall be cancelled. Afternoon preschool starts on the normal 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.

Two-Hour Early Dismissal - 9:20 a.m. - 2:05 p.m. 

  • All students shall be dismissed two hours early.
  • Field trips are canceled.
  • Extracurricular activities,  interscholastic contests,  team practices,  field trips, adult and community  education classes,  and recreation programs in schools and on school grounds are canceled.