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Bell Times for 2021-2022


Dear Bancroft Families,


We wanted to bring to your attention that next year, for the 2021-22 school year, Bancroft will have a new bell (school start and end) times of 9:10am - 3:40pm. 


At their November 10 meeting, the MPS Board of Education voted to approve the proposed bell time schedule beginning school year 2021-22. The Board of Education is confident the approved schedule can meet the goals of:

  • Increasing participation in after-school programming particularly for those schools with a higher concentration of families receiving educational benefits as this has been shown to have a direct correlation to student achievement and sense of belonging.
  • Reducing transportation costs so that savings can be reinvested into the classroom.
  • Improving on-time arrivals at schools.



More information about bell time schedule planning.


Click the link to watch the short narrated video regarding the Bell Time Schedule:

Bell-to-Bell Time Video - English

Bell-to-Bell Time Video - Spanish

Bell-to-Bell Time Video - Somali