2023-24 Bell Times, Early Release and Late Start

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  • Published July 25, 2023

    The 2023-24 school year starts with a half-day for first through twelfth-grade students on Friday, August 4. 

    The table below shows the important times families need to know before the first day, including start times, dismissal times, half-day dismissal times and Late Start or Early Release times.

    Elementary schools will have 11 Early Release Wednesdays throughout the year. On these days, students will be released from school 113 minutes early. Early Release Days are listed on the WCS Calendar page.

    Middle and high schools will have 27 Late Start Mondays or Tuesdays. On these days, classes will begin 45 minutes later than regular school days. A list of Late Start Days for the 2023-24 school year can be viewed on the WCS Calendar page.