Feedback on new bell times planned for 2021-22

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Feedback on new bell times planned for 2021-22
OSD Bell Times

The district welcomes questions and comments from students, staff, parents and community members on new bell times planned for the 2021-22 school year.

The new bell schedule was presented and discussed at the May 27 Olympia School Board meeting (Proposed start and end times are listed below by school). Plans are to implement the new school start and end times when school opens in September.

The district will be working in partnership with its union leaders on the implementation of the new start and end times.

The new bell schedule includes later start and end times for middle and high school students. It is the culmination of more than a two-year planning process that started with the formation in March 2019 of a Citizens Advisory Committee on School Year Calendar/School Start Times. The Committee engaged students, staff, families and the community during its research, meetings, surveys and school board presentations. View a webpage summarizing the Committee's work

If you have questions or comments about the bell times, please email Answers to frequently asked questions are posted on the district website.


Bell Times Planned for 2021-22 School Year


Elementary Schools

Start Time 8 a.m. - End Time 2:15 p.m.

  • Boston Harbor Elementary
  • Centennial Elementary
  • L.P. Brown Elementary
  • McLane Elementary
  • Roosevelt Elementary

Start time 8:30 a.m. - End Time 2:45 p.m.

  • Garfield Elementary
  • Hansen Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Madison Elementary
  • McKenny Elementary
  • Pioneer Elementary

Start time 8:45 a.m. - End time 3 p.m.

  • Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA)


Middle Schools

Start time 9:10 a.m. - End Time 3:40 p.m.

  • Jefferson Middle
  • Thurgood Marshall Middle
  • Washington Middle

Start time 9:20 a.m. - End time 3:50 p.m.

  • Reeves Middle


High Schools

Start time 8:55 a.m. - End time 3:25 p.m.

  • Capital High
  • Olympia High
  • Transition Program


Note: Avanti High bell times are not changing in 2021-22