Starting and Stopping Times Announced for 2019-2020 School Year in Westerville

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Classes for most Westerville City Schools students will begin on Tuesday, August 13. Elementary pupils will start school that day at 9:05 a.m. and dismiss at 3:30 p.m.

Kindergarten starts on Friday, August 16. Morning kindergarten runs from 9:05 to 11:45 a.m. Afternoon kindergarten sessions will be held from 12:50 to 3:30 p.m.

Special needs preschool starts at the Early Learning Center on Monday, August 19. Morning preschool classes will begin at 8:35 a.m. and dismiss at 11:15 a.m. Afternoon preschool classes will begin at 12:45 p.m. and end at 3:25 p.m.

The first day of school for 6th grade students is Tuesday, August 13. Pupils in grades 7 and 8 will start school on Wednesday, August 14. The middle school day will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 2:45 p.m.

High school classes, which begin August 13, will commence at 7:25 a.m. and finish at 2:05 p.m.

Are you new to the Westerville City School District? Have you moved back recently? Those who have not yet registered should visit the district’s website at, click on the green “Enrolling” box on the home page, fill out the 2019-2020 Enrollment online application for registration and schedule an appointment to complete their enrollment. Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to finalize this process as soon as possible to ensure placement in their child’s assigned school.

To ensure your child will be able to attend the first day of school (Tuesday, August 13), you must have your registration appointment and enrollment completed by the end of the day on Thursday, August 8. All registration appointments scheduled after August 8 will mean a school start date of two (2) business days following the completion of your enrollment. (For example, a registration appointment date of Friday, August 9, means your child will start their first day of school on Wednesday, August 14; Monday registration appointments will start your student on Thursday, August 15, and so on.)