MHES Bell Schedule - New Time Proposed for 2022-2023

MHES Bell Schedule - New Time Proposed for 2022-2023

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It has come to our attention that for the 2022-2023 school year, the Baltimore City Public School System has modified the current Bell Schedule for our students from a start time of 8:15 am to 9:00 am and dismissal time of 2:55 pm to 3:40 pm. Please note that we fully support the need to provide students with bus transportation in order to get them to school safely; however, we (parents & guardians) think that it’s worth discussing and examining the entire impact.  

The change in the Bell Schedule will severely impact before and aftercare services, the mental health of our children, drop-off/pick-up work schedules, affordability options for families, after school programing and also inadvertently create a 1-hr gap of drop-off time for our families that attend Medfield Height Elementary and our local secondary school - Roland Park Middle.  

It is our mission to create a strong community that fosters an environment of collaboration with ALL stakeholders.  We are asking that BCPSS work with schools and families to find a better solution.  

We, as the Medfield Heights PTO, Inc., representing the parents, guardians, and students would like to propose a Bell Schedule of 8:00 am or earlier be considered for Medfield Heights Elementary School.  Please stand with us by doing the following: 

  1. Signing this Petition
  2. Provide feedback to the following:
  • Office of Transportation at transportation@bcps.k12.md.us or by calling 410-396-7440.
  • BCPSS Chief Operation Officer- Dr. Lynette Washington at lkwashington@bcps.k12.md.us or by calling 443-984-2000.

Thank you for your support,

MHES PTO Board

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