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New Starting and Ending Times for IRSD Schools
New Starting and Ending Times for IRSD Schools
Posted on 09/16/2020
The Indian River School District is implementing new daily starting and ending times for its schools for the 2020-2021 school year.

The 2020-2021 school year begins on Thursday, September 17 for ALL students (PreK-12) under both the hybrid and remote learning models. Those attending school in person under the hybrid model must adhere to the starting and ending times at the end of this notice and only on their cohort’s assigned day for in-person instruction. All students not receiving in-person instruction will start remotely with either synchronous (in real-time) or asynchronous (self-paced) instruction beginning on September 17.  

Please note that only hybrid students in Grades PreK-1 will begin attending school in person on September 17. Additional grade levels for in-person instruction will be added as the marking period progresses.

All students will receive their class schedules from their schools and should have already received their cohort assignments through the district’s automated notification system. Schedules for in-person instruction can be found on the district website at irsd.net. Refer to the charts below for examples of typical instructional weeks for hybrid and remote students.

Hybrid Cohort A

Hybrid Cohort B

Remote cohort A

Remote Cohort B

Please note that only hybrid students in Grades PreK-1 will begin attending school in person on September 17. All other students will begin the school year with remote instruction. Additional grades for in-person instruction will be added as the first marking period progresses (see chart below).

In-person dates and grades

At the high school level, only ninth-grade hybrid students will receive in-person instruction during the first marking period. They will be divided into four cohorts and attend school one day per week beginning November 9.

Grade 9 cohorts

Students in Grades 10-12 will receive remote instruction for the entire first marking period, which concludes on November 18. 

The new starting and ending times for in-person instruction are as follows:

School Start Time End Time
Sussex Central High School 7:35 a.m. 2:20 p.m.
Indian River High School 7:30 a.m. 2:25 p.m.
Georgetown Middle School 7:35 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Millsboro Middle School 7:35 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Selbyville Middle School 7:35 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Phillip C. Showell Elementary School 7:30 a.m. 2:25 p.m.
North Georgetown Elementary School 8:05 a.m. 3:05 p.m.
East Millsboro Elementary School 7:35 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Georgetown Elementary School 8:40 a.m. 3:35 p.m.
Lord Baltimore Elementary School 8:25 a.m. 3:20 p.m.
Long Neck Elementary School 8:25 a.m. 3:20 p.m.
John M. Clayton Elementary School 8:25 a.m. 3:20 p.m.
Howard T. Ennis School 8:05 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Southern Delaware School of the Arts 8:00 a.m. 2:15 p.m.
IRSD Early Learning Center 8:25 a.m. 3:05 p.m. 

Parents will be contacted by the district regarding their children’s school bus transportation for 2020-2021.