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Bell Schedule

Daily Schedule

In the classroom

Start of Day

First Bell 7:40am

Tardy Bell 7:43 AM

Morning Recess: Kinder, 1st, and 2nd 9:25 AM – 9:45 AM
Morning Recess: 3rd, 4th, and 5th 10:20 AM – 10:40 AM
Lunch and Recess: Pre-K, Kinder, 1st, and 2nd 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch and Recess: 3rd, 4th, and 5th 12:05 PM – 12:35 PM
End of Day for Students, M–F 1:50 PM
End of Day for Teaching Staff 2:35 PM
End of Day for Office Staff 3:30 PM


Abbreviated Day Plan

The abbreviated day begins two hours later than the regular schedule but ends at the regular time.

The most common use of this schedule occurs when severe weather causes dangerous conditions which could endanger the safety of students and employees on their way to or from the school.

The decision to impose an abbreviated schedule will be announced through:

  • the news media
  • the Matheson Park website 
  • the APS website

If no announcement is made by 6:00 AM, a regular school day will be held.

If weather conditions worsen to the point that it is necessary to close school, an announcement will be made by 8:30 AM.

Occasionally it will be obvious the preceding evening that weather conditions will force the closing of schools the next day. When this happens, an announcement will be made on the 10:00 PM news and the APS website.

NOTE: Morning City Parks and Recreation before-and-after-school program does not operate on abbreviated days.