Start & Dismissal Times 2022-23

As we prepare for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year in the School District of Pickens County, we would like to share START and DISMISSAL times for each level.

Click Here for a printable copy -  2022-23 Start & Dismissal Times 

Start & Dismissal Times 

During the pandemic, we discovered that having additional time (staggered time) between the start of the school day for each level (Elementary, Middle, and High) had multiple benefits:

  • Staggered start times allow elementary students to not have to ride buses with secondary students (except for a few isolated areas).
  • Allows for students to report directly to classrooms upon arrival. This contributes to fewer discipline issues and allows time for students to build relationships with their teachers.

With dismissal, we plan to stagger times to:

  • allow transportation to complete elementary bus routes before picking up secondary students and;

  • to enable parents picking up via car time to travel to multiple sites.

2022-2023 School Calendar

Please see the links below to view and download the 2022-2023 instructional calendar.

For more detailed information regarding this calendar and future calendar drafts, please visit