HCPSS 2023-2024 School Start Times
Information on this page is intended to provide HCPSS students, families, staff and stakeholders with information on school start time changes.
Start Times Changes Effective Sept. 20
To build additional time into the student transportation schedule and prioritize getting every student to school on time, school start and end times will shift effective Wednesday, Sept. 20 to those listed below.
See 2023-2024 Transportation for related information
New Start & Dismissal Times
New start times will continue to follow the tier model the Board of Education approved in February.
|Tiers||Current Time||New Time (effective 9/20/23)|
|Tier 1 high & middle schools||8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.||7:50 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.|
|Tier 2 middle schools||8:40 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.||8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.|
|Tier 2 elementary schools||8:40 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.||8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.|
|Tier 2 AM Pre-K||8:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.||8:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.|
|Tier 2 PM Pre-K||12:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.||12:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.|
|Tier 3 elementary schools||9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.||9:25 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.|
|Tier 3 AM Pre-K||9:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.||9:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.|
|Tier 3 PM Pre-K||1:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.||1:25 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.|
New Bus Pickup / Drop-off Times
Subsequent to the adjusted school start/dismissal times, HCPSS bus pickup and drop-off times will shift beginning Wednesday, Sept. 20
Students/families may find their new bus pickup/drop-off times by logging in to HCPSS Connect Synergy, select More Options and then Homeroom / Transportation / POS to determine bus times. This information also can be found in the HCPSS online bus locator, which can be found on the Transportation webpage.
Updates & Messages
- 09/19/2023: Transportation & Start Times Update, Sept. 19, 2023
- 09/18/2023: Board Presentation: Plan to Support On-Time Arrival of School Buses
- 09/18/2023: Board Memo: Plan to Support On-Time Arrival of School Buses
- 09/16/2023: HCPSS Student Transportation Continuous Improvements & Start Times Resources
- 09/14/2023: Restored Bus Routes and Other Transportation Updates
- 09/13/2023: New School Start Times Effective September 20