FCPS Announces Adjusted Start Times for 2015-16

South Lakes High SchoolThe new bell schedule for Fairfax County Public Schools in coming into focus for the 2015-16 school year.

After years of discussion, the school  board approved a new bell schedule last October in order for high school students to get extra sleep time. Instead of starting at 7:20 a.m., high schools will begin between 8 and 8:10 a.m.

Most elementary schools will only be slightly adjusted, but middle schoolers will be seeing an earlier start.

The change will benefit more than 57,000 high school students representing more than 30 percent of FCPS’ student population, the school system said.

The school system says transportation teams are working on bus schedules and parents will receive information on bus schedules during the summer.

Here are the bell schedules for Reston schools in 2015-16:

Elementary Schools

  • Aldrin 9:20 a.m. to 4:05 p.m.
  • Armstrong 8:55 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
  • Crossfield 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Dogwood 8:50 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
  • Forest Edge 8:50 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
  • Fox Mill 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Hunters Woods 8:55 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
  • Lake Anne 8:50 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
  • Sunrise Valley 9:20 a.m. to 4:05 p.m.
  • Terraset 9:20 a.m. to 4:05 p.m.

Middle Schools

  • Herndon 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Hughes 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

High Schools

  • Herndon 8:10 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
  • South Lakes 8:10 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
  • Thomas Jefferson 8:40 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Recent Stories

The Town of Vienna has now committed about a third of the $7 million bequeathed by late councilmember Maud Robinson for building sidewalks to specific projects. As of Aug. 2,……

Read more…

While school doesn’t officially start until Aug. 22, The Water Mine at Lake Fairfax will wind its summer operations down a week early this year, beginning Monday (Aug. 18). The…

Morning Notes

People walk by Caffi Field, a football field in Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Driver in Fatal Franconia Crash Charged With Manslaughter — Sara Flores, 20, of Lorton was…


Subscribe to our mailing list