School Start and End Times

Temporary bell schedule for 2020-21 school year.

School start and end times for in-person instruction with asynchronous learning taking place in the afternoons outside of the in-person time.

2020-21 school year

Elementary 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Middle School 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

High School 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

See remote and hybrid schedules page for detail by level


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.