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Change in Elementary Start Times

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide the best experience for our students and families, we will be modifying the start times for all elementary schools for the upcoming 2023-24 school year. These changes will allow us to minimize transportation disruptions and continue to service all current bus routes despite staffing challenges with bus drivers. 


Start times have been modified to reflect fifteen minutes earlier or later depending on the school site, and are as follows:


Combs Traditional Academy

Ellsworth Elementary School

Simonton Elementary School

Ranch Elementary School

Harmon Elementary School 

Office Hours

7:15 am - 3:45 pm  

7:30 am - 4:00 pm  

School Hours

8:00 am - 2:50 pm

8:30 am - 3:20 pm

Wednesday Early Release

8:00 am - 12:45 pm

8:30 am - 1:15 pm


Before and after school programs at Ellsworth Elementary, Harmon Elementary, Combs Traditional Academy, and Ranch Elementary will continue to be available beginning at 6:30 am and ending at 6:00 pm daily. Rates for these programs will remain the same.


Additional details regarding how this time change may affect your child’s daily schedule and/or bus route will be shared by your Principal as well as the Transportation Department in the coming weeks. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s school. 

We hope you enjoy the remaining weeks of your summer vacation, and look forward to welcoming you back on July 24 for the first day of school!