Are You Ready? School Starts in Just Under A Month

The first day of school in Pinellas County is Monday, Aug. 22. Here's what you need to know.

Attention Clearwater parents: the clock is ticking toward the new school year. In just under a month, on Aug. 22, your child will be back in school. We've made it easy for you to get ready for the 2011-2012 school year. Here are 5 important things you need to know. 

(P.S.-If you bookmark this page, you can use it as an easy way to find the info you need throughout the school year.)

1) School Bell Times:

  • High Schools- Start: 7:05 a.m., End (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri): 1:50 p.m., End (Wed): 12:35 p.m.
  • Middle Schools- Start: 9:30 a.m., End (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri): 4:15 p.m., End (Wed): 3:00 p.m.
  • Elementary Schools- Start: 8:35 a.m., End (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri): 2:50 p.m., End (Wed): 1:35 p.m.

Other school's times are denoted with an *

2) School Contact Info (School Accountability Reports & School Improvement Plans are also included in links)

Belcher Elementary, 1839 S Belcher Road; (727) 538-7437

Calvin Hunsinger, 1863 N Betty Lane; (727) 469-4260

*Bell time: 7:05 a.m., End (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri): 1:20 p.m., End (Wed) 12:05 p.m.

Clearwater Fundamental, 1660 Palmetto St; (727) 298-1609

Clearwater Intermediate, 1220 Palmetto St; (727) 298-1616

*Bell time: 9:30 a.m., End (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri): 4:15 p.m., End (Wed) 3 p.m.

Clearwater High School, 540 S Hercules Ave; (727) 298-1620

Countryside High School, 3000 State Road 580; (727) 725-7956

High Point Elementary, 5921 150th Ave N; (727) 538-7440

Leila Davis Elementary, 2630 Landmark Drive; (727) 725-7972

McMullen-Booth Elementary School, 3025 Union St; (727) 669-1800

Oak Grove Middle School, 1370 S Belcher Road; (727) 524-4430

Paul B. Stephens School, 2935 County Road 193, (727) 725-7982

*Bell time: Start: 9:40 a.m., End (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri): 3:55 p.m., End (Wed) 2:40 p.m.

Ponce de Leon Elementary School, 1301 Ponce De Leon Blvd; (727) 588-3573

Sandy Lane Elementary, 1360 Sandy Lane; (727) 469-5974

3) School Year Calendar including holidays and school closure days. 

4) Pinellas County Schools Website (newly revamped)

5) is Aug. 12-14: Big Changes for 2011


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