At the March 22, 2022 School Board meeting, the Stafford County School Board voted to change the bell schedule for the 2022-2023 school year. This change allows for an increased instructional day (6.5 hours), condenses from a four tier to a three tier schedule, and adds adequate time between tiers to support on-time bus arrival and departure. The final schedule also accommodates the preferences for high school and elementary earlier start times.
This schedule includes several enhancements for our students, such as dedicated buses for interscholastic athletics, travel students, and early childhood programs as well as a 3.5 hour mid-day field trip window. At the high school level, the proposed schedule allows for the addition of High School Advisory Support time in conjunction with lunch and adequate arrival time for Advanced Placement testing.
The below information reflects the schedule changes, including the new order of school arrivals. All high schools and Rockhill Elementary will begin first. All other Elementary Schools will be on the second tier. All middle schools will be on the third tier. Early Childhood Education Centers will continue to operate with a morning and afternoon half-day schedule for certain classes, as well as a whole day schedule for others.