Beginning of the Year Information

Beginning of the Year Information
Posted on 08/15/2023
Beginning of the Year Information

School Year 23-24 Start and End Times
This year, school will start and end at the following times:


School Starts

School Ends


8:45 AM

 (soft start from 8:30 - 8:45)

3:15 PM

 (soft end from 3:15 to 3:30)


8:30 AM

3:30 PM


8:25 AM

3:40 PM


First Days of School for Students

Student Group

First Day of School


Tuesday, August 15

Elementary: 1st - 6th Grade

Tuesday, August 15

Foundations: 7th Grade

Wednesday, August 16

Foundations: 8th Grade

Tuesday, August 15 

Walkabout: 9th Graders AND all students NEW to the Open School in 10th - 12th Grades

Thursday, August 17

Walkabout: All students RETURNING to the Open School in 10th - 12th Grades

Tuesday, August 15

Beginning of the Year Trip Dates

Following are dates for our beginning of the year trips. These overnight trips are an important part of the curriculum at each level.


For Which Students


Foundations Beginnings Trip to Turquoise Lake

All students in 7th and 8th grade

August 22 - 24

Walkabout Wilderness Trip to the Mt. Blue Sky Wilderness

All students in 9th - 12th grades NEW to the Walkabout program

August 22 - 25

IA Camping Trip to Pickle Gulch

All students in 4th and 5th grade

September 5 - 7

Bridges Camping Trip to Chatfield Reservoir

All 6th grade students

September 13 - 15

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