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Revised Early Dismissal and Delayed Opening Schedule


Revised early dismissal and delayed opening schedules for the West Orange Public Schools:

Changes to the Delayed Opening schedule include a 90 minute delay versus the previous 120 minute delay. To meet the state requirement of a four hour instructional day, which cannot include lunch or passing time within the four hours, the district must change to a 90 minute delayed. 

Below are the Delayed Opening times for elementary schools, middle schools and high school.
  • Elementary - 10:20 a.m. -3:23 p.m. with a 45 minute lunch
  • Middle school - 9:40 a.m. - 2:53 p.m. with a 25 minute lunch
  • High School - 9:00 a.m. -2:15 p.m. with a 54 minute lunch

There are changes to the Early Dismissal schedule as well. Again, the district must have a four hour instructional day, which cannot include lunch or passing time. Lunch has not been offered at the high school, which will continue. As well, lunch will not be offered in the middle schools.

The Early Dismissal schedule will end 10 minutes later at the high school, 5 minutes later at the middle schools, and 15 minutes later at the elementary schools. Students in elementary school can bring a bag lunch from home or purchase a bag lunch in the cafeteria. Students who receive free or reduced lunch and qualify again for the 2015-2016 school year, will continue to receive either free or reduced bag lunch on early dismissal days.

Below are the Early Dismissal times for elementary schools, middle schools and high school.
  • Elementary - 8:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. with 20 minute bag lunch
  • Middle school - 8:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. with no lunch
  • High School - 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with no lunch



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