Back to school | Winchester


WINCHESTER – Winchester starts the school year on Wednesday August 31 this year. On Wednesday there will be an early release for K-5 students at 11:20 p.m. There will be no school on Friday September 2 and school will resume on Tuesday September 6 after the weekend of Labor Day, according to a note. made by the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Frank Hackett.

In his welcome letter, Dr Hackett said he hopes the students have been able to rest and spend time with loved ones in the places they love this summer. He further stated that everyone at WPS is ready and excited to see all the returning students as well as newly enrolled students this year.

According to the letter, the city’s facilities department has done a tremendous job preparing the buildings and the technology team has been working tirelessly to prepare for the return of students. Dr. Hackett appreciates everyone who worked so hard to prepare them for the 2022-2023 school year.

According to the school’s website, school hours for grades K-5 will begin at 8:10 a.m. All school doors will open at 8:05 a.m. as students should not arrive until 8:05 a.m. as supervision is limited. K-5 will be rejected at 2:20 p.m.

Arrival at pre-kindergarten is at 9 a.m. Pre-kindergarten end time varies by program. All playgrounds are closed before school and during arrival and departure times. Morning and afternoon entries and exits will be the same.

For students in grades 6 to 12, arrival will be at 8:30 a.m. and departure at 3:07 p.m. The morning and afternoon entrances and exits will be the same.

For more back-to-school information, including steps the school will continue to take to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, breakfast and lunch menus, school supply list, and school manuals. student, please visit


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