Bell Schedule

B.F. Day Daily Bell Schedule & Important Info

Bell Schedule

School Hours: 7:55 a.m. – 2:25 p.m. 
Wednesdays: 7:55 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Lunch Times

Lunch times are for the school year. All students will eat inside the cafeteria.

Grade LevelEating TimePlaying Time
Kindergarten10:25-10:45 a.m.10:45-11:05 a.m.
First Grade10:45-11:05 a.m.10:25-10:45 a.m.
Second Grade10:45-11:05 a.m.10:25-10:45 a.m.
Third Grade11:10-11:30 a.m.11:30-11:50 a.m.
Fourth Grade11:10-11:30 a.m.11:30-11:50 a.m.
Fifth Grade11:30-11:50 a.m.11:10-11:30 a.m.

Playground Hours & Perimeter Gates

Students are permitted to play on the playgrounds from 7:35 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. Kindergarten and first graders are permitted to play on the lower playground. Grades 2-5 are permitted to play on the upper playground. During morning drop off, students may not play outside of their grade level assigned playground. The reason for this is student safety. Thank you for your help in reminding your child where they may play in the morning. They may play on the playground, line up in their classroom area, or get breakfast in the cafeteria. Instruction begins at 7:55. Please support your child’s classroom and limit interruptions by arriving at campus on time. Thank you.

Perimeter Gates

The first bell rings at 7:50 a.m. This is when classrooms will begin moving inside for instruction. Instruction begins at 7:55 a.m. The tardy bell rings at 7:55 a.m. At about 8:00 a.m., we will lock the perimeter gates with street access (Linden Ave N. and Fremont Ave.)

Personal Electronic Devices on Campus

Please have your child(ren) keep their powered down smart devices in their backpacks during the school day. This is especially important during testing season. Thank you!

Personal technology device considerations for smart phones, smart watches, step counters, etc.:

  1. Students bring devices to school at their own risk.
  2. Devices that are capable of calling, taking photos, texting, and playing games/music (phones and smart watches) are not permitted to be used on school grounds during supervised before school line up from 7:35-7:50 a.m., and during school hours from 7:55 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.
  3. Once students step onto school property during the above times, devices must be turned off and kept in their backpacks.
  4. Staff will store devices in the office if students use them during the school day on school property, and the student is responsible to retrieve them at the end of the day.
  5. If students need to contact parents, they must first check in with their teacher and may be permitted to go to the office to contact their family for emergency purposes only or forgotten items from home.
  6. Fitbits/pedometers are approved as long as they don’t have calling, texting, etc. capabilities.
  7. Devices that are capable of calling, taking photos, texting, and playing games/music (phones and smart watches) may be permitted if included in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

As of May 19, 2023

Bell Schedules As Needed

Snow Day Plan

Dr. Zisko sent a letter to families explaining what will happen in the event of a snow day. If a snow day occurs, classroom teachers will send out a Teams link for your child to participate in remote learning. The link will be the same for the entire grade level. Grade level teachers will partner to provide activities for the day. B.F. Day will follow a consistent schedule preschool – 5th grade. Students will continue to have scheduled times with our specialist teachers. Our hope is that families with multiple children will find the schedule easy to access. We know all our families have competing needs and priorities. As a community, B.F. Day will continue to be flexible and meet each other where we’re at. This means we trust you to make the best decision for you, your student, and your family on a snow day and in the moment. If your student finds joy in sledding down a hill and socializing with neighbors outside, please know that we also cherish childhood memories like these. We will provide learning opportunities, time for collaboration, and celebration for all students. We are equally committed to ensuring no one falls behind or misses anything essential during an online learning day.

If we are put on notice for a potential delayed start or snow day, Dr. Zisko will send out communication to families so that we can all adequately prepare.

Devices will be sent home on December 16 in case January 3 may potentially be called a snow day. If school resumes as expected on January 3, please send your child back to school with their device. Lower elementary students are issued iPads. Upper elementary students are issued laptops.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

7:55 – 9:15Learning Block 1
9:15 – 9:50Recess
9:50 – 11:10Learning Block 2
11:10 – 12:00Lunch
12:00 – 1:20Learning Block 3
1:20 – 2:25Learning Block 4


7:55 – 9:15Learning Block 1
9:15 – 9:50Recess
9:50 – 11:10Learning Block 2
11:10 – 12:00Lunch
12:00 – 1:10Learning Block 3