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Welcome Back!

Start Times, Bus Routes and First Day Info

Article Date: Aug 30, 2019

Welcome back to school!

We are excited to kick of another incredible year together. You'll find all the news you need here:

School Start Times 2019-20*

Elementary schools:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Middle schools:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:45 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

High schools:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:45 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.

Marshall, Skyline and Realms High Schools:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Realms Middle School:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:50 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:50 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

*Note: Individual schools may have slightly adjusted start and release times and will contact families with information. Hours for Westside Village Magnet at Kingston School and Three Rivers School will remain the same as in 2018-19.

Learn more about this decision by visiting our School Start Times webpage.


Bus Route Info

Please take a moment to review school bus route information as it has changed for the 2019-20 school year.

Fine tuning will continue throughout August and families are encouraged to check routes online the week prior to school starting for final routes. Learn more at our School Bus webpage

Bend-La Pine Schools My Bus Stop allows parents, guardians and students to know the location and approximate arrival time of their school bus from a smart phone, mobile device or computer.

Your student's school bus location is automatically updated, and the ETA recalculated to accommodate any delays due to traffic while in route.

Families will be able to opt into a new system that will allow them to know when their child enters and exits the school bus when they use the Radio Frequency Identification Device cards (RFID). If you utilized the RFID program last year, you will need to opt back into the program to continue for the 2019-20 school year.

Learn more about this tool on our My Bus Stop page.


First Day of School

Students in Grades 1-9 will start Wednesday, September 4. Students in grades 10-12 start Thursday, Sept. 5.

Parents/guardians of kindergarten students should check with their teachers for their start dates as we stagger their starts to give our youngest learners a little extra time to transition to school.

Let's have a great school year, together!