Back to School Preparations

Back to School Preparations
Posted on 09/29/2020

We are busy preparing to transition Finley students back to school part-time into a hybrid learning model, beginning with our youngest grades first.  Below are some important reminders for all Finley students and families. Remember to keep watching our website for updates at


All families should have received a call letting you know which cohort (Group A or Group B) your student has been placed in. If you have any questions or have not been contacted yet, make sure to call your child’s school office.

In-Person Start Dates by Grade Level

Remember that we are making the transition to in-person learning gradually each week between October 5th to November 2nd.  Hybrid in-person learning start dates are by grade level as follows:

Grade Level

Hybrid In-Person Learning Begins


October 5

1st and 2nd

October 12


October 19


October 26


November 2

Bell Schedules for In-Person Days

All students must complete the required health screening each morning before they may enter the school building.  Students are asked to wait in their car/bus if they arrive prior to the health screening start time. Building schedules are as follows:

School Building

Health Screening Begins

School Start Time

School End Time

Finley Elementary School

7:50 AM

8:05 AM

2:35 PM

Finley Middle School

7:35 AM

7:50 AM

2:20 PM

River View High School

7:15 AM

7:50 AM

2:20 PM

Kindergarten & Freshmen Orientations

If you have a kindergartener or a freshman (9th grade), make sure to mark your calendars with these orientation dates:

Kindergarten Meet and Greet

  • Friday, October 2nd between 9:00-11:00 AM or 1:00-3:00 PM
    • Parents/guardians may arrive at the time that works best for your schedule
    • Meet and Greets are expected to take approximately 10 minutes
  • Each Meet & Greet should include the student and one parent only
  • Both the student and the parent must complete a health screening prior to entering the building
  • Please bring your student’s school supplies, Chromebook, and charger to your scheduled meeting

Freshmen Orientation

  • Friday, October 16th from 7:15-10:00 AM
    • Orientation Agenda:
      • 7:15-7:45 AM  Student Arrival
      • 7:45-8:00 AM  Staff Introductions
      • 8:00-9:30 AM Tours & Presentations by Staff 
      • 9:30-10:00 AM  Students Depart / Dismissed