PITTSFIELD >> Pittsfield Public Schools will open according to the following schedule:

Elementary Schools

Kindergarten: Parent/guardian orientation will be held at the individual schools on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Half-day kindergarten begins Thursday, Sept. 1. Full day kindergarten begins Monday, Sept. 19.

Grades 1 to 5: Half day Wednesday, Aug. 31. Full days begin Thursday, Sept. 1.

Hours: Half days: 8:30 a.m. (reporting time)/8:40 to 11:35 a.m. Full days: 8:30 a.m./8:40 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Middle Schools

Grade 6: "Grade 6 First Day," an orientation program for incoming students and their parents/guardians, will be held from 7:25 to 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31. Full days begin Thursday, Sept. 1.

Grades 7 and 8: No school Wednesday, Aug. 31. Full days begin Thursday, Sept. 1.

Hours: Half days: 7:25 a.m. (reporting)/7:35 to 10:50 a.m. Full Days: 7:25 a.m./7:35 a.m. to 2:28 p.m.

High Schools

Grade 9: Freshman "First Day Program" for students and parents/guardians from 7:25 to 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31. Full days begin Thursday, Sept. 1.

Grades 10 to 12: No school Wednesday, Aug. 31. Full days begin Thursday, Sept. 1.

Hours: Half days: 7:20 a.m. (reporting)/7:25 to 10:40 a.m. Full days: 7:20 a.m./7:25 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Schools will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in recognition of Labor Day. Schools will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 6.


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The school calendar is posted on the district website, www.pittsfield.net.

Direct questions to the child's school or to the Office of the Deputy Superintendent, 413-499-9510.