Pittsfield Public Schools Set Opening Dates for 2019-20

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Pittsfield Public Schools will open Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, with individual grades operating according to the following schedule:
 

Elementary Schools

Kindergarten: First day for students is Wednesday, Sept. 4, but individual schools will host orientation on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Students will attend half-days through Sept. 13. Full-day kindergarten begins on Monday, Sept. 16.
 
Grades 1-5: Full day on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
 
Elementary school hours:  (reporting time/start of instructional day/ dismissal)
  • Half days: 8:30/8:40 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
  • Full days: 8:30/8:40 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

 

Middle Schools

Grade 6: Orientation for students and their parents/guardians will be held in the morning beginning at 7:25 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
 
Grades 7 and 8: Delayed start time on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Students should report at 10:35 a.m.
 
Middle School hours: (reporting time/start of instructional day/ dismissal)
  • Half days:  7:25/7:35 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
  • Full days:  7:25/7:35 a.m. – 2:28 p.m.
 

High Schools

Grade 9: Freshman first day for Grade 9 students and their parents/guardians will begin at 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
 
Grades 10-12: Delayed start time on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Students should report at 10:25 a.m.
 
High school hours: (reporting time/start of instructional day/ dismissal)
  • Half days:  7:20/7:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
  • Full days:  7:20/7:25 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
 
Schools will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in recognition of Labor Day and will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Direct questions to your child's school or the Office of the Deputy Superintendent.

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School administrators provided an update the beginning of the year at Wednesday's School Committee meeting.
 
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