Bell Schedule

8:15 a.m. First bell (indoor only)

8:30 a.m. Second bell - breakfast (indoor only)

11:00 a.m. - Bell for end of work hour; beginning of instruction time (indoor and out)

12:45 p.m. Bell for end of instruction/first bell for lunch (indoor and out)

1:00 p.m. Second bell for lunch (indoor and out)

2:00 p.m. Bell for rest hour (if inclement weather/early rest; otherwise, bell for activities)

3:00 p.m. Bell to end rest hour (if early) and start afternoon activities; usually indoor and out unless no one was out

5:30 p.m. Bell to start rest hour (normal days/nice weather) - indoor and out

6:45 p.m. First bell for dinner (usually indoor only unless late returnees)

7:00 p.m. Second bell for dinner (usually indoor only unless late returnees)

8:45 p.m. Bell to begin planned evening (indoor only) unless none planned

More Bell Trivia

* The bell also could be used to begin and end rounds in outdoor planned evenings (i.e. Relievo).

* First and second bell could be delayed 15 to 30 mornings on foggy or rainy mornings. This would generally not ripple through the rest of the day.

* First and second bell for lunch could sometimes be 10 to 15 minutes earlier on Wednesday and Saturday to accommodate sailboat race and committee crews.

* The specific timing of second bell for dinner was in the hands of the kitchen crew. Second bell could be held if dinner was not ready.

* No breakfast bells on Sundays - breakfast anytime 8:30 to 10:00 AM.

* Lunch bell could be early Sundays (Noon) sometimes. Coincident with inspection hour/early start on big afternoon activities (e.g. Bald Head Hike)

* Special Event Days could vary everything (e.g. Fourth of July, Windjammer Day in Boothbay, etc.).

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