Bell Schedule

HYBRID LEARNING SCHEDULE: To see our bell schedules for April 6-June 9, 2021, please click here. The schedule listed below applies to when in-person instruction resumes for all students.

Starting in August 2020, both Elm Middle School and Elmwood Park High School changed from a block schedule to a seven-period schedule.

This change gives students at both schools more options to take electives and career-oriented classes as part of the District's College & Career Pathways program.

For Elm, each school day begins at 7:55 a.m. and ends at 3:05 p.m.

Elm Daily Bell Schedule*





Advisory 7:55 a.m. 7:59 a.m. 4 minutes
Period 1 8:03 a.m. 8:53 a.m. 50 minutes
Period 2 8:57 a.m. 9:47 a.m. 50 minutes
Period 3 9:51 a.m. 10:41 a.m. 50 minutes
Period 4A 10:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 30 minutes
Period 4B 11:19 a.m. 11:49 a.m. 30 minutes
Period 4C 11:53 a.m.  12:23 p.m. 30 minutes
Period 5 12:27 p.m. 1:17 p.m. 50 minutes
Period 6 1:21 p.m. 2:11 p.m. 50 minutes
Period 7 2:15 p.m. 3:05 p.m. 50 minutes

*NOTE: This schedule goes into effect when in-person instruction resumes for all students.

About the Seven-Period Bell Schedule

  • Lunch is incorporated within one of the subsections in Period 4 — that is, 4A, 4B, 4C.
  • Advisory is meant to provide an opportunity for staff to ensure students have their lanyards and Chromebooks.
  • Four of the seven periods will be for core content areas, two for expanded exploratory options and one for a self-study.
  • The self-study is meant to provide an opportunity for students to utilize as a study hall and receive academic and/or social-emotional supports. If students wish to participate in another exploratory option during this time, they can.