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School Hours & Marking Periods

We’re happy to post the planned school hours and marking schedule for easy access. Please be aware that depending on the number of snow days that occur, which we hope are not many, we may need to make an occasional change.

2016–2017 School Hours

Ridgefield High School
Start - 7:25 a.m.
2 hour delay - 9:25 a.m.
3 hour delay - 10:25 a.m.
Early Dismissal - 10:30 a.m.
Close - 2:15 p.m.

East Ridge and Scotts Ridge Middle Schools
Start - 8:00 a.m.
2 hour delay - 10:00 a.m.
3 hour delay - 11:00 a.m.
Early Dismissal - 11:05 a.m.
Close - 2:50 p.m.

Branchville, Ridgebury, and Scotland Elementary Schools
Start - 8:35 a.m.
2 hour delay - 10:35 a.m.
3 hour delay - 11:35 a.m.
Early Dismissal - 11:40 a.m.
Close - 3:25 p.m.

Barlow Mountain, Farmingville, and Veterans Park Elementary Schools
Start - 9:10 a.m.
2 hour delay - 11:10 a.m.
3 hour delay - 12:10 p.m.
Early Dismissal - 12:15 p.m.
Close - 4:00 p.m.

Please note: Occasionally, weather conditions may worsen later in the day—too late for a mid-day dismissal. In such instances, we will dismiss students as soon as the buses arrive at the schools. We recommend that parents discuss a plan with their children in case this were to happen and children were to arrive home earlier than usual.

2016–2017 Preschool Hours

Preschool (PreK) at BMES meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (no PreK on Wednesdays). When there is a delayed opening, AM PreK is canceled. Full-day PreK follows the schedule below.

For an early dismissal, all AM PreK will dismiss at the normal dismissal time, and PM PreK is canceled.

AM PreK
Start - 9:15 a.m.
2 hour delay (for full day PreK students) - 11:15 a.m.
3 hour delay (for full day PreK students) - 12:15 p.m.
Close - 12:00 p.m.

PM PreK
Start - 1:15 p.m.
Close - 4:00 p.m.

2016–2017 Marking Periods & Quarter End Dates

Marking period start and end dates can be found on specific school websites. Posting these dates on school websites allows the district to update marking periods and quarter end dates when there are weather-related closings that impact academic calendars.