All schools early dismissal Sept. 22; no school Sept. 23 and key dates for 2023-24

Bellingham Public Schools will be on an all schools early dismissal schedule for Thursday, Sept. 22 and there is no school for all students on Friday, Sept. 23.

  • Middle schools dismiss at 12 p.m.
  • Elementary schools dismiss at 12:45 p.m. Please note that for some elementary students, there may be a transportation delay on the Thursdays during the year when middle schools are also on the early dismissal schedule. Our staff will supervise students until buses arrive.
  • High schools dismiss at 1:30 p.m.

Staff use learning days to attend professional development, communicate with families and hold elementary and middle school conferences. All school offices are closed to the public on staff learning days.

Looking ahead to 2023-24

In collaboration with stakeholders and partners, we have developed some key dates for the 2023-24 school year.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023: First day of school
  • Sept. 4, 2023: No school/holiday
  • Nov. 10, 2023: No school/holiday
  • Nov. 23 to 24, 2023: No school/holiday
  • Dec. 18, 2023 to Jan. 1, 2024: No school/holiday (winter break)
  • Jan. 15, 2024: No school/holiday
  • Feb. 19, 2024: No school/holiday
  • April 1 to 5, 2024: No school/holiday (spring break)
  • May 27, 2024: No school/holiday

The full school year calendar for 2023-24 with early dismissals, teacher workdays (also known as purple Fridays) and the last day of school will be shared later this school year.

Calendars and key dates can be viewed on our calendars webpage.

We also share calendar reminders on Instagram (@bellinghamschools), Facebook (@bellinghamschools) and Twitter (@BhamSD).