Calendars and School Day Schedules

Whether you are looking for specifics about a building's daily schedule, start and dismissal times, or a broad overview of the calendar year, complete details are available here. This includes the standard daily schedule, as well as the schedule for days with a 2-hour delay. Junior high and high school bell schedules are also provided.

School Year Calendars

2019-20 Calendar

2019-20

The Board of Education approved the 2019-20 school year calendar at its Feb 2019 meeting. (Download the 2019-20 School Calendar pdf)

Parents are encouraged to refer to this calendar when planning activities such as vacations, family trips, and doctor’s visits.

The first day of school for grades 1-12 will be Thursday, Aug. 15, and the last day for grades K-11 is scheduled for May 22, 2020. Winter break for students will begin on December 23 and classes will resume on January 6, 2020. Spring break is scheduled for March 23-27, 2020.

If the district has a calamity/snow day before Presidents Day on February 17, 2020, the district will use that date as the make-up. The following 2-4 calamity days will be made up with student “blizzard bags.” For information on blizzard bags visit the calamity day page.

Key dates on the calendar include:

  • August 15: First Day of School (grades 1-12)
  • August 21: First Day of Kindergarten
  • August 30: No School, Teacher Professional Development
  • September 2: No School, Labor Day
  • September 11: Two Hour Late Start, Teacher Professional Development
  • October 11: No School, Teacher Professional Development
  • October 17: K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • October 21: No School K-8 Only, All Day Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • October 22: No School Kindergarten Only, All Day Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • October 24: K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • November 5: No School, Teacher Professional Development
  • November 27-29: No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • December 11: Two Hour Late Start, Teacher Professional Development
  • December 23-Jan. 2: No School, Winter Break
  • January 3: No School, Teacher Record Day
  • January 17: No School, Innovation Day (Teacher Professional Development)
  • January 20: No School, Martin Luther King Day
  • February 12: No School, Teacher Professional Development
  • February 17: No School, Presidents Day (unless needed to use as make-up for calamity day)
  • March 5: K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • March 10: K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • March 11: Two Hour Late Start, Teacher Professional Development
  • March 23-27: No School, Spring Break
  • April 10: No School, Good Friday
  • April 15: No School, Teacher Professional Development
  • May 19: Last day for Seniors
  • May 22: Last day of School (K-11)
  • May 23: Graduation Day!
2020-21 Calendar

2020-21 Calendar

The school board also received a basic outline of the proposed 2020-2021 school year calendar. The first day of school is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Winter break is scheduled for Dec. 21-Jan. 1 and spring break is scheduled for March 29-31, 2021. The last day of school is scheduled for May 21, with graduation scheduled on May 22, 2021. Ceremony times will be determined at a later date.

Please note that the 2020-2021 calendar dates are subject to change.

If you have any additional questions about the school year calendar, call the Public Relations Department at 614.920.6125.

2019-20 School Day Schedules

District Office

Standard District Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Summer office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. starting soon after Memorial Day. Normal hours resume in early August.

High Schools

Standard day

Start time: 7:55 a.m.

Dismissal time: 2:55 p.m.

PHSN mod schedule

PHSC mod schedule

Note: High School scheduling is based on 26 15-minute daily mods, allowing for flexibility in scheduling and course design.

Days with 2-hour delay

Start time: 9:55 a.m.

Dismissal time: 2:55 p.m.

PHSN bell schedule for two-hour delays, pep rallies

PHSC bell schedule for two-hour delays | PHSC Pep Rally schedule

Pickerington Alternative School

AM Session
(CBI Students Top Priority / Expectation Session)

Report Time: 7 a.m.

Dismissal Time: 4-hour rule after report time (11 a.m.)

 

PM Session

Report Time: 11 a.m.

Dismissal Time: 4-hour rule after report time (3 p.m.)

 

Junior High Schools

Standard day

Start time: 7:15 a.m.

Dismissal time: 2:10 p.m.

Days with 2-hour delay

Start time: 9:15 a.m.

Dismissal time: 2:10 p.m.

Junior High Bell Schedule (Regular and 2-Hour Delay)

Regular Bell Schedule (7:10 am to 2:10 pm)

  • Warning Bell: 7:10 am
  • Tardy Bell: 7:15 am
  • 1st Period: 7:15 am to 8:07 am (52 minutes)
  • 5-minute break
  • 2nd Period: 8:12 am to 9:02 am (50 minutes)
  • 5-minute break
  • 3rd Period: 9:07 am to 9:57 am (50 minutes)
  • 5 min
  • 4th Period: 10:02 am to 11:02 am (60 minutes)
    • (4A) 10:02 am to 10:32 am
    • (4B) 10:32 am to 11:02 am
  • 5-minute break
  • 5th Period: 11:07 am to 12:07 p (60 minutes)
    • (5A) 11:07 am to 11:37 am
    • (5B) 11:37 am 12:07 am
  • 5-minute break
  • 6th Period: 12:12 pm to 1:12 pm   (60 minutes)
    • (6A) 12:12 pm to 12:42 pm
    • (6B) 12:42 pm to 1:12 pm
  • 5-minute break
  • 7th Period: 1:17 pm to 2:10 pm (53 minutes)

Two-hour Delay Schedule (9:10 am to 2:10 pm)

  • Warning Bell 9:10 am
  • Tardy Bell 9:15
  • 1st Period: 9:15 am to 9:30 am (25 min)
  • 5-minute break
  • 2nd Period: 9:35 am to 9:57 am (22 min)
  • 5-minute break
  • 3rd Period: 10:02 am to 10:24 am (22 min)
  • 5-minute break
  • 4th Period: 10:29 am to 11:29 am (60 Min)
    • (4A) 10:29 am to 10:59 am
    • (4B) 10:59 to 11:29 am
  • 5-minute break
  • 5th Period: 11:34 am to 12:34 p (60 Min)
    • (5A) 11:34 am to 12:04 pm
    • (5B) 12:04 to 12:34 pm
  • 5-minute break
  • 6th Period: 12:39 pm to 1:39 pm (60 Min)
    • (6A) 12:39 pm to 1:09 pm
    • (6B) 1:09 pm to 1:39 pm
  • 5-minute break
  • 7th Period: 1:44 pm to 2:10 pm (26 min)
Middle Schools

Standard day

Start time: 8:40 a.m.

Dismissal time: 3:30 p.m.

Days with 2-hour delay

Start time: 10:40 a.m.

Dismissal time: 3:30 p.m.

Elementary Schools

Standard day

Start time: 9:15 a.m.

Dismissal time: 4:05 p.m.

Days with 2-hour delay

Start time: 11:15 a.m.

Dismissal time: 4:05 p.m.

Kindergarten

AM Kindergarten

Standard day

Start time: 9:15 a.m.

Dismissal time: 12:15 p.m.

 

Days with 2-hour delay

Start Time: 11:15 a.m.

Dismissal Time: 1:15 p.m.

PM Kindergarten

Standard day

Start time: 1:05 p.m.

Dismissal time: 4:05 p.m.

 

Days with 2-hour delay

Start time: 2:00 p.m.

Dismissal time: 4:05 p.m.

Preschool

AM Preschool

Standard day

Start time: 8:00 a.m.

Dismissal time: 10:45 a.m.

 

Days with 2-hour delay

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

Dismissal time: 11:45 a.m.

 

PM Preschool

Standard day

Start time: Noon

Dismissal time: 2:45 p.m.

 

Days with 2-hour delay

Start time: 1:00 p.m.

Dismissal time: 2:45 p.m.