August 13, 2023


Dear Students, Staff, and Families, 

I write to inform you that there have been additional changes to the 2023-2024 School Calendar and the School Start/End Times Schedule. 

One Right to Read Day has been eliminated from the school calendar.  The last day of school is now scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2024

The approval from RIDE to allow for up to three (3) inclement weather days, which means we will not be required to make up these days at the end of the school year, remains the same.  


The Cumberland Preschool sessions are as follows:

AM Session – 9:40 AM to 12:00 PM

PM Session – 12:45 PM to 3:15 PM

The end time for students at Joseph L. McCourt MS and North Cumberland MS is now 2:35 pm

The Cumberland School Committee adopted these changes at its meeting on Thursday, August 10, 2023.


Updated Information for the 2023-2024 School Year

2023-2024 REVISED II School Calendar 

2023-2024 REVISED School Start/End Times


Back to School Celebration Event 

B.F. Norton School – Saturday, August 26, 2023

Back to School Backpack Flier – English

Back to School Backpack Flier – Spanish


The District Leadership Team and support personnel have been working steadily this summer to ensure that the first day of school for students and staff is successful.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! 



Philip D. Thornton, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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