Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule and School Hours

Regular Hours

Headstart, K - 6 Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 8:10 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
  • Doors open at 7:55 a.m.

Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 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
  • 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 school and on school grounds are canceled.
  • All offices are open unless the closing of offices is specified.

Two-Hour Delayed Opening Schedule

  • Students shall report two hours later than their regular schedule. (10:10 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.)
  • Morning field trips are canceled.
  • 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

  • All students shall be dismissed two hours early.
  • Students in grades K-6 will be dismissed two hours early. (8:10 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.)
  • Field trips are canceled.