Important scheduling changes for Seattle Public Schools students in 2017-18

By Seattle Public Schools

Seattle Public Schools will have new school start and end times (bell schedules) for the 2017-2018 school year.

Starting this fall, there will be two sets of school schedules. The final 2017-2018 bell schedules keep the current school start times for many elementary and K-8 schools and all schools will begin by 9:00 a.m.

During the 2017-18 school year, the school day for all students will be 20 minutes longer. This change will result in more time for student learning and teacher collaboration.

Students will also be released 75 minutes early every Wednesday, except for the first day of school. This is to support better teacher collaboration and student academic performance.

To learn more about the weekly early release and school bell schedules, visit If you have specific questions regarding your school’s bell schedule, contact your child’s school or email

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