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School Two-Hour Delay Start Times

When a two-hour delay is announced, both bus transportation and school start times will be affected. Buses will follow the same routes, but will make all scheduled stops to pick up riders two hours later than normal. School start times follow the schedule below.


Click for Penn High School’s 2-hour delay block schedule.

Click for the three Middle Schools’ 2-hour delay schedules.


School Normal Start Two-hour delay start
Bittersweet Elem 7:55 a.m. 9:55 a.m.
Elm Road Elem  7:55 a.m. 9:55 a.m
Elsie Rogers Elem  8:40 a.m. 10:40 a.m.
Horizon Elem 7:55 a.m. 9:55 a.m.
Madison Elem 7:55 a.m. 9:55 a.m.
Mary Frank Elem 7:55 a.m. 9:55 a.m.
Meadow’s Edge Elem 7:55 a.m. 9:55 a.m.
Moran Elem 8:40 a.m. 10:40 a.m.
Northpoint Elem 7:55 a.m. 9:55 a.m.
Prairie Vista Elem 7:55 a.m. 9:55 a.m.
Walt Disney 7:55 a.m. 9:55 a.m.
Discovery Middle 9:05 a.m. 11:05 a.m.
Grissom Middle 9:05 a.m. 11:05 a.m.
Schmucker Middle 9:05 a.m. 11:05 a.m.
Penn High/Pennway 8:25 a.m. 10:25 a.m.


  • Students dropped off too early cannot be supervised and may not be safe. Most schools allow for a 15-minute drop off period ahead of the opening bell.  Parents who normally drop off students at 7:40, fifteen minutes in advance of the 7:55 opening bell, should drop them off at 9:40 on a 2-hour delay day. 
  • Breakfast is not served on two-hour delay days. Please make sure your child eats breakfast at home if there is a 2-hour delay. 
  • Lunch is served on these days, although it’s possible the rotation of students through the school cafeteria may be altered. 

  • Medication will be given at the usual prescribed times unless a written note is sent in by the parent indicating a change.

  • Dismissal takes place at the normal hour. The school day is not extended. 

  • The Educational Services Center (ESC) opens/operates normally, without a 2-hour delay. Patrons who need help may call the district’s switchboard operator at 574-259-7941 for assistance.