Brighouse Elementary School


NEW Bell Schedule for Brighouse effective Sept. 2019

May 9, 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Over the past several months, the Richmond School District has undertaken a significant consultation process with stakeholders, staff and parent advisory groups to develop a set of elementary schedules that is consistent across the District. As a result, the District will be making adjustments to the schedules of all elementary schools starting September 2019 and the bell schedule for our school will be modified.

The benefits of making these changes include, but are not limited to, the District’s ability to provide sufficient time within the lunch break for physical activity and nutrition; increase the accessibility of student support services; provide equity for all members of our educational community; increase opportunities for the effective assignment of staff; increase the ability to support schools when assigned staff are away; and support community partners in their ability to provide daycare and after school programming.

The new bell schedule for Samuel Brighouse Elementary effective September 2019 is copied below:

Elementary School Schedule: Effective September 2019:


Start Time:

8:45 AM

M - F



To be determined at the school level



12:00 - 12:52

M - F



2:45 PM

M - F


Our school staff will be meeting to develop a recess schedule that meets the needs of our educational programming and scheduling requirements.

Thank you for your understanding as we implement these changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.




Mr. E. Adjei-Achampong, Jr.

Principal, Samuel Brighouse Elementary


Thu, 2019/05/09 - 9:27am