Bell Schedule/Calendar

The following bell schedule is used by all classes from Kindergarten to Grade Eight.  Each teacher has his/her own timetable whereby she/he plans instruction in accordance with the Ministry of Education required time allocation for each subject.

Valley Manor School, like all other schools in the Prairie Spirit School Division, follows a six-day cycle.

Bells: 2020-2021

  • 8:40       Warning (time to use the washroom/get a drink before class)
  • 8:45       School begins
  • 10:15     Recess begins (Kindergarten only)
  • 10:30     Recess begins (Grades 1/4/5/7)
  • 10:45     Recess begins (Grades 2/3/6/8)
  • 11:00     Recess ends
  • 12:00     Lunch begins *(see note below) 
  • 12:20     Students dismissed to go outside *(see note below)
  • 12:43     Warning (time to use the washroom/get a drink before class)
  • 12:48      School resumes for the afternoon
  • 3:03        Students dismissed (daily)

*Kindergarten, Grades 1, 4, 5 & 7 eat lunch at 12:00 and are dismissed for lunch recess at 12:20.  Grades 2, 3, 6 & 8 will be dismissed for lunch recess at 12:00 and come inside at 12:20 to eat lunch.  This will rotate on alternating months beginning September.

Arrival at school:

We ask that students arrive as close as possible to bell time, unless involved in an activity supervised by a teacher.  Doors are opened at 8:25  in the morning at which time students may place book bags, etc., on the boot rack and then return outside (this is not possible this year due to COVID-19 restrictions). Instead, students are to meet their teachers and classmates at their classroom labelled pylon and walk into the school as a group.