Starting in the fall for the 2021-22 school year, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will have new bell schedules for all schools across the district.
For the past several years, we have heard from our families and educators that they want a later start time for older students and an earlier start time for younger students. Research shows many benefits of later start times for middle and high school students and we needed to align our elementary schools to a similar schedule.
We believe that the new bell schedule will better serve the needs of students across the district and lead to improved outcomes at all levels.
All schools will start one hour late on Wednesdays to give school staff a regular time for collaborating and planning support for students.
If you have any questions about bell schedule adjustments for the 2021-22 school year, please contact your child’s school.