Calendars, Bell Times, and Events

Elementary, Middle, and PreK-8 Schools Start Times

Early Start SchoolsLate Start Schools
E.N. White, McMahon, Metcalf, PeckDonahue, Kelly, Holyoke Middle, Holyoke STEM, Lawrence, Morgan, Sullivan
School doors open; Students arrive Breakfast in the Classroom begins7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Official Start Time7:45 a.m.8:45 a.m.
Half-Day Morning PreK ends10:20 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Half-Day Afternoon PreK begins11:55 a.m.12:55 p.m.
Official End Time2:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.

High School Start Times

Dean & North CampusOpportunity AcademyTransitions
School doors open; Students arrive Breakfast in the Classroom begins7:35 a.m.8:00 a.m.7:35 a.m.
Official Start Time7:45 a.m.8:25 a.m.7:45 a.m.
Homerooms/Breakfast in the classroom ends7:54 a.m.8:25 a.m.8:00 a.m.
Students marked tardy7:57 a.m.12 minutes after period begins7:57 a.m.
Official End Time2:30 p.m. (Wednesday early release: 1:40 p.m.)3:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.

HPS Calendar of Events

December 3, 2022
  • Holyoke Farmers Market

    December 3, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
    164 Race St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

December 7, 2022
  • ELPAC Meeting (English Language Parent Advisory Council)

    December 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

December 8, 2022
  • COOKIE and Coco Save the date

    December 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

       Santa, Mrs. Clause, Frosty and other friends are coming to Donahue School on Thursday, December 8th, 2022 from 5:00pm to 6:30 pm!! We will be having an opportunity for picture time with Santa. Afterwards, Mrs. Clause and other characters will visit and there will be cookies and cocoa in the cafeteria. Frosty will be visiting, as long as weather permits, so that he doesn’t melt!  We will also have holiday coloring and crafts.  Please bring your own phone or camera to take the photos. In the event that you do not have a camera, a photo will be sent to you via email or text.


     Reservations are required, and tickets will be sent home with students before the event. TICKETS ARE LIMITED! The last day to request tickets is Monday, November 28th, 2022.

    Contact Person: Ms. Langlois  

       ¡Santa, la Sra. Clause, Frosty y otros amigos vendrán a la escuela Donahue el jueves 8 de diciembre de 2022 de 5:00pm a 6:30 pm! Tendremos la oportunidad de fotografiarnos con Santa. Después, la Sra. Clause y otros personajes nos visitarán y habrá galletas y cacao en la cafetería. Frosty estará de visita, siempre que el tiempo lo permita, ¡para que no se derrita!  También tendremos coloreados y manualidades navideñas.  Por favor, traiga su propio teléfono o cámara para tomar las fotos. En el caso de que no tengas una cámara, se te enviará una foto por correo electrónico o por mensaje de texto.

     Es necesario reservar, y las entradas se enviarán a casa con los estudiantes antes del evento. ¡LAS ENTRADAS SON LIMITADAS! El último día para solicitar entradas es el lunes 28 de noviembre de 2022.

    Persona de contacto: Sra. Langlois