• The first bell rings at 8:26 but you are encouraged to have your students arrive to school around 8:00 so they are not rushing.  

    It can be difficult to arrive to school so close to the bell and then be mentally ready for   class.  Leaving early provides students with some social time and if students are running five minutes late, they will still arrive in plenty of time if their target time was 8:00.   

     Also, some teachers are in their classrooms and provide this before-school time as an opportunity for students to ask questions or just work in a classroom.