School Start and End Times

Please click here to see the school year calendar with the early dismissal schedule.

Elementary (grades preK-5)
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (temporary bell schedule for 2020-21 school year)

Middle Schools (grades 6-8)
9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

High Schools (grades 9-12)
8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.


All Schools Early Dismissal Times

Elementary Schools: 12:45 p.m.
Middle Schools: 12 p.m.
High Schools: 1:30 p.m.


Before and After School YMCA Childcare

The YMCA, in collaboration with Bellingham Public Schools, offers before-school elementary childcare programs from the first day of school at 6:45 a.m. at Birchwood, Parkview and Roosevelt elementary schools.The YMCA is planning to offer after-school childcare at all elementary school locations. Financial assistance is available and  DSHS payment is accepted. Registration for fall childcare is now open at the Downtown Y Program Center Welcome Desk: (360) 733-8630. Since there are three sites with before-school programming, please note that before-school childcare is not listed as an option on the registration form. Visit YMCA Before and After School Care.