School bells are ringing soon

back to school written on the chalkboard
It’s that time of the year!

RUTHERFORD COUNTY – As the students head back to school, it’s easy for families to get overwhelmed with homework, sports and other school activities. Help reduce that stress by having a family calendar so that everyone can keep track of daily activities.

Set time to prioritize what’s most important to the adults and the children. Give everyone a say in deciding how and when to participate and volunteer. Remember to have some relaxation and reading time as well.

Here are the local school calendars and bell times. Rise and shine.

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RCS Calendar 2015-2016

Rutherford County School Bell Times

Due to current efficiency and budget issues transportation cost must be reduced. This will be accomplished by reducing the number of buses used to transport students, requiring some buses to be shared with other schools. Bell times must be staggered to allow use of buses by multiple schools.
 Elementary Schools
 School  Bell Times School  Bell Times 
Spindale  7:30 – 2:00 Forest City – Dunbar  8:30 – 3:00
Forrest Hunt 7:30 – 2:00
  Cliffside  8:30 – 3:00
Mt Vernon/Ruth     7:30 – 2:00
    Pinnacle  8:30 – 3:00
Rutherfordton   7:30 – 2:00    Harris  8:30 – 3:00
Sunshine 7:30 – 2:00
  Ellenboro   8:30 – 3:00
On Early Release days release at 11:00 a.m. On Early Release days release at 12:00 noon
Middle Schools  High Schools
 All Middle Schools 7:45 – 2:45 All High Schools 7:45 – 3:00
 On Early Release days release at 11:30 a.m.
or 15 mins before High Schools
 On Early Release days release at 11:45 a.m.
or 15 mins after Middle Schools
 Rutherford Opportunity Center REaCH
8:00 – 3:00  7:45 – 2:40
ICC/REACH Buses will be shared with high schools.  REaCH students
should contact the school for bus schedules.