Welcome Back to School! Monday July 31 Teachers Return Aug 9 TRANSITION DAY: K, 6, 9 report Wed 9 All Students Return
  • 2023-2024 Back-to-School 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Open House Schedule: 
    August 1- High School
    August 2- Middle School
    August 3- Elementary School & Early Childhood Education Centers

    Schedules available in ParentVue:
    ParentVue for HS July 31 at 4 p.m.
    ParentVue for MS August 1 at 4 p.m.
    ParentVue for ES August 2 at 4 p.m.

    Bus Route Information: 

    Routes are available via Versatrans eLink. Please check Versatrans frequently the first few weeks of school as stop times may change due to continuous enrollment and updates to ridership. 

    Kindergarten and first grade students must have an adult or sibling in second grade or above at the bus stop each day in order to be released. Students will be returned to school if they are unable to be released.

    Head Start federal regulations require a list of names and photo ID for release of all students enrolled in our Early Childhood, PreK, or Special Education with supervised release as a requirement. Students will be returned to school if they are unable to be released.

    Transition Day: 

    Tuesday, August 8. This is a non-instructional day just for our Kindergarten, 6th, and 9th grade students that allows them additional time to be introduced to their new school environments with their grade-level peers during a non-instructional day. All other students will return for their First Day of School on Wednesday, August 9.

    School Supply Lists: 

    Visit the school supply list webpage to access a complete list for your child's school.

    Bell Schedule: 

    Stafford Schools has made a minor shift to the start time for elementary and middle school students beginning at the start of the 2023-2024 school year. There is no change to the high school schedule. 

    • High School & Rockhill Elementary: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Elementary School: 8:25 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
    • Middle School: 9:20 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
    • North Star Early Childhood Center
      • Morning: 7:37 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
      • Afternoon: 11 a.m. - 2:07 p.m.
      • Full Day: 7:37 a.m. - 2:07 p.m. 
    • Rising Star Early Childhood Center
      • Morning: 9:23 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
      • Afternoon: 12:45 p.m. - 3:52 p.m.
      • Full Day: 9:23 a.m. - 3:52 p.m. 

    Early Childhood Education Centers

    School starts on August 9 (Early Head Start begins on August 8) and our initial home visits continue from August 2-August 8, scheduled by the classroom teachers with each family.

    Is my 7th/12th grade child required to have vaccines? 

    Pursuant to the Virginia Department of Health (is this the right organization?), rising 7th grade students are required to have the following vaccines prior to the start of the school year: Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (Tdap) booster dose, Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY) first dose, and HPV vaccines. Families may opt out of the HPV vaccine after reviewing the health information with their doctor.

    Pursuant to the Virginia Department of Health, rising 12th grade students are required to receive the Meningococcal 4 vaccine prior to the start of the school year.

    Are high school travel students going to travel on Transition Day? 

    All high school partial day travel program students will remain at their base school for the entirety of transition day on August 8.