Friday August 31, 2012

Superintendent Dr. Gordon Noseworthy and the Pittsfield Public Schools School Committee announce opening dates and times for the 2012-2013 school year.

The school calendar, along with the Policy Handbook for Parents and Students, is on the district website, www.pittsfield.net.

-- Tuesday, Sept. 4 -- Half day for grades 1-5 and grades 6 and 9.

"First Day" programs for grades 6 and 9 will be held for incoming students and their parents. Hours are 7:25 to 10:50 a.m. for grade 6 and 7:25 to 10:40 a.m. for grade 9.

There will be no kindergarten classes on Tuesday, Sept. 4, but parent orientation will be held at the individual schools.

No school for grades 7, 8, 10 to 12.

-- Wednesday, Sept. 5 -- Half-day kindergarten begins. Half day for grades 1 to 12.

-- Thursday, Sept. 6 -- Full day for all students, grades 1 to 12.

-- Monday, Sept. 24 -- Full day kindergarten begins.

School hours are as follows:

Elementary schools: 8:30 a.m. to 11:35 a.m., half days; 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., full days.

Middle schools: 7:25 a.m. to 10:50 a.m., half days; 7:25 a.m. to 2:28 p.m., full days.

High schools: 7:20 a.m. to 10:40 a.m., half days; 7:20 a.m. to 2:20 p.m., full days.

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