Groton-Dunstable Regional School District will open its doors for the 2013-2014 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 28, for students in grades 1-9. Students in grades 10-12 will start on Thursday, Aug. 29.

Kindergarten parents will receive a letter from their child's respective school regarding the bus introduction program scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact your child's school office. The first official day of school for incoming kindergarten students is Thursday, Aug. 29.

Please review the published bus routes for your child's bus stop. As a reminder, bus pick-up times may vary during the first couple of weeks of school as students and parents adjust to the new schedules. As a general rule, please have your child at the bus stop five minutes prior to the estimated time of pick-up. Students who reside on Route 119 and Route 40 will be picked up and dropped off doorside whenever possible.

Bus routes are available online at gdrsd.org.

The school hours for Groton-Dunstable Schools are as follows:

Full-day hours/half-day hours

Groton-Dunstable Regional High School: 7:27 a.m. to 1:50 p.m./7:27-10:50 a.m.

Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School: 8:08 a.m. to 2:25 p.m./8:08-11:30 a.m.

Florence Roche Elementary School: 9:10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m./9:10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Swallow/Union Elementary School: 9 a.m. to 3:05 p.m./9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

Kindergarten

Florence Roche half-day Kindergarten: 9:10-11:55 a.m.; 12:30-3:15 p.m.

Swallow Union half-day Kindergarten: 9-11:45 a.m.; 12:20-3:05 p.m.

Please refer questions regarding bus routes and stops to Dee Bus Service at 978-448-3322.