School Day Schedule

Start & End Times for D7 Buildings
To comply with the instructional time requirements from the State, the district has implemented the following start and end times effective September 2017:

Bedford Elementary: 8:35 to 3:32(for AM half days dismissal is 11:45 AM)
Polk Elementary: 8:20-3:17 (for AM half days dismissal is 11:30 AM)
Pardee : 8:00-3:02 (for AM half days dismissal is 11:15 AM)
O.W. Best Middle School: 8:00 to 2:50 (for AM half days dismissal is 11:07 AM) 
Annapolis High School: 7:50 to 2:55 (for AM half days dismissal is 11:00 AM)  

Delayed Start
District No. 7 is constantly working to offer the best education to our community.  Delayed Start Mondays are part of a district-wide improvement project.  D7 staff have limited time to meet as teams to work on curriculum revisions, discuss the individual needs of students and to work on collective projects.  We have few professional development days where staff from all buildings can get together and collaborate. 

 We have found these delayed starts to be a creative way to build this much needed time into our schedule.On sixteen (16) Mondays throughout the year, the school day for students will be delayed one hour.  All district employees will report at their regular time and participate in school improvement work and team meetings. 

 We realize that these delayed starts may cause difficulties for some of our families.  We hope that the community understands that this schedule allows the district the time it needs to implement improvements and build on the quality programs available to our students. 

 We ask that families observe the delayed start on the following dates and not allow their children to come to school until the designated time. 

2017-2018 Delayed Start Monday Dates:
 September 11 & 25, 2017
 October 9 & 23, 2017
 November 6 & 20, 2017
 December 4 & 18,, 2017 
 January 22, 2018 
 February 5 & 26, 2018
 March 12 & 26, 2018 
 April 16 & 23, 2018 
 May 7 & 21, 2018  
 June 4, 2018