This is an update regarding school starting times for the 2020-21 school year for families that have enrolled their students in the 5-Day Model.
In order to ensure each school facility has adequate time to socially distance students upon arrival, serve student’s breakfast, allow for a fully staffed building and to provide extra time to sanitize and prepare for the school day, Putnam County Schools will delay the start time of the school day for all schools during the 2020-21 school year by 30 minutes.
For example, if your student would usually board his or her bus at 6:15 am, this year, he or she would board at 6:45 am. If you choose to transport your student to school, and you would typically drop your student off at 7:30 am, you would now drop off at 8:00 am.
This time adjustment is only for school-day start times. School dismissal times remain the same.
For school-specific start time questions, please contact your student’s school for further guidance and information.
PCS Bus Route Information can be found HERE.
You can also access bus routes on the PCS App, PCS Connect, by selecting the left top menu tab, DOCUMENTS, Parents, and Bus Routes.
The times listed in the Bus Route Document will be 30 minutes later than what is specified. You will find instructions on how to locate your child’s bus within the document.
For school start time questions, please contact your student’s school. If you have a specific bus route question, please contact your student’s Bus Area Coordinator listed in the Bus Routes Document.