UPDATE: Bennett start times have been revised by PSD. School will start at 8:50 a.m. and end at 3:28 p.m. MORE INFORMATION: This message from PSD supersedes the previous news item regarding start times for 2019-20. See also: Three PSD elementary bell schedules shift
With the 2019-20 school year quickly approaching, we want to share some important, updated information about Bennett's new bell schedule. School will start at 8:50 a.m. and end at 3:28 p.m. With these modifications, Bennett's schedule will be the same as during the 2018-19 school year. These times are different than those previously shared with you.
They represent a shift of 1 hour and 5 minutes from the “Modified B Scenario” school start and end times, approved by the Board of Education in fall 2018. You might ask: Why the change?
As part of implementation planning for new bell schedules, PSD’s Transportation team mapped routes for PSD's roughly 13,000 students who ride the bus. During this work, they encountered a need to modify the schedules of several elementary schools, including Bennett. PSD staff used the best information available to them at that time, when the original “Modified B Scenario” times were presented to and voted on by the Board. As the new bell schedule implementation process progressed, updated 2019-20 enrollment data became available, prompting the need for these changes.
It’s important to note that the bus routing process is ongoing; there is potential for change as routes are finalized. However, Central Office staff are confident that no potential future changes would be more than a few minutes, if they occur.
If you have logistical questions regarding Bennett's school bell schedule for this school year, you may contact the school's front office. Bell schedule information, including the most up-to-date start and end times for schools starting in 2019-20, is also available on the main PSD website at www.psdschools.org/newbellschedules.
We cannot wait to see our students and know we are going to have a spectacular year. From all of us at PSD, we wish you the best, as you enjoy the rest of summer with your family and friends.
Sincerely, Poudre School District