Early Dismissal

  • Ritenour’s calendar includes five early dismissal days for Ritenour students in grades K-12 and a number of additional early dismissal days for the high school only. Download the 2019-2020 Ritenour calendar here.

    District-wide Early Dismissal Days
    Five early dismissal days were built into Ritenour’s 2019-2020 calendar. On early dismissal days, the school day ends two hours early for students. Lunch times are adjusted so all students have the opportunity to eat lunch in all Ritenour schools on early dismissal days. After-school care is available on all early dismissal days for elementary school students. 

    District Early Dismissal Days for 2019-2020 school year:
    • Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019
    • Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019
    • Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
    • Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
    • Thursday, April 9, 2020

    Arrival and Dismissal Times on Early Dismissal Days

    School Level

    Arrival Time

    Dismissal Time

    School for Early Childhood Education

    8 a.m.

    4 p.m.*

    Elementary Schools

    8:40 a.m.

    1:25 p.m.

    Middle Schools

    7:30 a.m.

    12:15 p.m.

    Ritenour High School

    8:05 a.m.

    12:50 p.m.

    *No changes for the Ritenour School for Early Childhood Education.

    High School Only Early Dismissal Days
    In addition to the five early dismissal days for all K-12 students, students at Ritenour High School have 23 days when students will be dismissed 70 minutes early on Thursday afternoons.  

    On -high school only- early dismissal days, students have the opportunity to take part in college and career planning activities with school counselors. Athletes and all students involved in after-school activities take part in a mandatory study hall, called “Husky Time,” to provide them extra time to study and complete assignments.     

    There will be a total of 23 early dismissal Thursdays for only RHS students.  RHS students will be dismissed at 1:40 p.m. on the following dates:

    • Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
    • Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019
    • Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019
    • Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
    • Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
    • Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019
    • Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019
    • Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
    • Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
    • Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
    • Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
    • Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020
    • Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020
    • Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
    • Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020
    • Thursday, March 5, 2020
    • Thursday, April 2, 2020
    • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    • Thursday, April 23, 2020
    • Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • Thursday, May 7, 2020
    • Thursday, May 14, 2020
    • Thursday, May 21, 2020


    Arrival and Dismissal Times on High School Only Early Dismissal Days

    School Level

    Arrival Time

    Dismissal Time

    Ritenour High School

    8:05 a.m.

    1:40 p.m.