New School Hours

New School Hours
Posted on 03/08/2019

Good Afternoon VESD Family,

After careful consideration and analysis, we will be making some changes to school start times. Beginning in the 2019/2020 school year, all schools that are currently starting at 8:25 a.m. will start at 8:40 a.m. The 7:40 a.m. start time will remain as-is. The 9:10 a.m. start time will be eliminated.

Green Tree East will be adopting the 7:40 a.m. start time and Irwin Academy will shift to 8:40 a.m. The new school, currently named El Evado, will also start at 8:40 a.m.

As we all know, having students in class at the first bell is vital in order to maximize learning time.  Regular, on-time attendance increases the chance of success for our students. With traffic steadily increasing in Victorville, it’s been harder and harder for our buses to run on schedule. The new start times will ensure that our transportation team can get kids to school on time, in a safe and efficient manner.

We understand that the time change will affect many things throughout the district, including personal schedule before and after work, so we wanted to give you as much time as possible to prepare.

Over the next few weeks, our leadership team will work with principals and operations to ensure a smooth transition. Your supervisor will be communicating any and all changes with regards to schedules shortly.

A letter will be sent home to parents/families this Friday, February 8th, to communicate these changes.

The school schedules for 2019/2020 are as follows:

  • 7:40 a.m. - 1:55 p.m. - Galileo, Green Tree East, Lomitas, Park View, Village, and West Palms

  • 8:40 a.m. - 2:55 p.m. - Brentwood, Challenger, Del Rey, Discovery, El Evado, Endeavour, Irwin, Liberty, Mojave Vista, and Puesta del Sol

  • Montessori and Sixth Street Prep will remain the same.

  • (Friday and minimum days will adjust accordingly)

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions at ecamarena@vesd.net.

Thank you,

Eric J Camarena

Public Information Officer

Victor Elementary School District