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2024-2025 School Year Updates

Adrianna DaviesNews

New Bell Schedule

To better accommodate the needs of our schools and students, we have approved a new bell schedule for the 2024-2025 school year.

We kindly ask that you review this new schedule and note the start and end times for your child’s school. This adjustment will provide a more efficient routing system for Transportation, allowing us to better serve our students and families.

View the new bell schedule here. 

New North/South Transportation Zones

As we previously communicated, the District will transition from the quadrant system to a new North/South Transportation Zone system next year. This change will:

  • Allow siblings to ride the bus together whenever feasible.

  • Provide greater school options for families.

  • Ensure transportation is provided to all eligible K-8 students attending a school within their transportation zone.

Families who wish to move their child to a different school within their transportation zone have the option to do so until June 28, 2024. All Dayton Public Schools offer high-quality programming and opportunities for students, and we are excited to provide families with more school options. However, please understand that transfers can only take place if the desired school has open seats.

To change your school, please visit the Student Enrollment Center located at 136 S. Ludlow St. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments can also be made online at DaytonPublic.com or by calling 937-542-5555. When changing schools, the legal parent/guardian must present an ID and proof of current address. Examples of proof of address documents include lease agreements, mortgage statements, property tax bills, utility bills, paycheck stubs, court documents, etc.

Families who currently attend a school outside of their designated zone will not be required to change schools. However, families will be required to provide transportation for these students. Exceptions will only be made for students with special transportation needs, and those families will be notified directly.

You can find the dividing line between the north and south zones highlighted on the map below. For your convenience, schools in both zones are listed below.

North Zone schools: Belle Haven Elementary, Charity Adams Earley Girls Academy (district-wide school), Fairview Elementary, Kiser Elementary, Kemp Elementary, Valerie Elementary, River’s Edge Montessori (district-wide school), Rosa Parks Early Learning Center (district-wide school), Edwin Joel Brown Middle School, Wright Brothers Middle School, Stivers School for the Arts (district-wide school), and Meadowdale CTC (district-wide school).

South Zone schools: Eastmont Elementary, Edison Elementary, Cleveland Elementary, Horace Mann Elementary, Louise Troy Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, Ruskin Elementary, Westwood Elementary, the International School at Residence Park, Wogaman Middle School, Belmont High School, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, David H. Ponitz CTC (district-wide school), Mound Street Academy, and Thurgood Marshall STEM High School.

View a PDF of the new Transportation Zone Map here.

Complete Bus Rider Registration Form by June 30th

As a reminder, families are asked to complete the bus rider registration form for each student requiring transportation for the 2024-2025 school year by June 30th.

Click here to complete the bus rider registration form.

We appreciate your attention to these updates and look forward to seeing students on their first day of school in August!

1st-12th grade students: August 15th start date

PreK/K students: August 21st – start date last names A-M; August 22nd – start date last names N-Z; August 23rd – first day for all Kindergarten students; August 26th – first day all Preschool students

View a PDF of the 24-25 District Calendar here.

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