New SBCUSD School Year Begins Monday, August 1

New SBCUSD School Year Begins Monday, August 1
Posted on 07/29/2022
First Day of School: August 1, 2022, Minimum Day

San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) students return to school Monday, August 1 for the 2022–2023 school year, excluding Middle College High School.


The first day of school will be a minimum day for all SBCUSD students, excluding half-day kindergarten and transitional kindergarten (TK) students. This will give students and families a chance to ease back into the school year. 


Although August 1 is a minimum day, school begins at the normal time. School starts at 8:50 a.m. for elementary schools, 7:40 a.m. for middle schools and Paakuma’ K–8 School, 7:30 a.m. for comprehensive high schools, and 8 a.m. for Virtual Academy.


On Monday, August 1 only, elementary schools will dismiss at 1:15 p.m., middle schools and Paakuma’ K–8 School at 12:10 p.m., and comprehensive high schools at 12:35 p.m. Virtual Academy will dismiss at 1 p.m. for elementary students and 12:30 p.m. for secondary students. San Andreas and Sierra High Schools will dismiss students at 11:35 a.m. and 2:25 p.m., depending on the session they attend.


Half-day kindergarten and TK students will dismiss at their normal times. Morning session students will dismiss at 12:10 p.m. and those in the afternoon session will get out at 3:30 p.m.


Middle College High School students begin the new school year on Wednesday, August 3.


The great news for families is that starting with the first day of school, SBCUSD offers CAPS after school at all elementary, middle, and high schools and the Sunrise program at all elementary schools. The after-school program provides students in grades TK–12 with a snack or dinner, and recreational activity, academic support, and enrichment opportunity blocks from the dismissal bell until 6 p.m. every school day. The Sunrise morning program is offered at elementary schools only from 7:15 a.m. until breakfast for all grades. Students in afternoon kindergarten and TK sessions may attend from 7:15 a.m. until lunch. CAPS/Sunrise is offered free to SBCUSD families regardless of a family’s socioeconomic status. The first day of CAPS is Monday, August 1. Space is limited, so enroll online today.


SBCUSD will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch to every enrolled student on school days, including the first day of school, thanks to the District’s participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) within the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Only students new to SBCUSD will need to complete an Income Survey Form for the 2022–2023 school year, but regardless of how a family answers, they will still be eligible for free meals.


If you or anyone you know needs to enroll a child for the 2022–2023 school year, you can begin the process online, attend the SBCUSD Enrollment Fair on July 30, or visit your local SBCUSD school.


The Enrollment Fair is Saturday, July 30, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Jones Elementary School, 700 North F Street in San Bernardino. SBCUSD staff will be able to assist families in enrolling students in grades TK through high school.


SBCUSD families can visit the online School Site Locator to determine their child’s home school. Families are encouraged to call the school before visiting to verify hours for enrollment. Families can refer to the District’s School Telephone Listing for complete contact information.

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