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BLP Schools Urge Families to Get Enrolled

BEND, OR -- Bend-La Pine Schools are nearly ready for kids to head back to class, next week. But, Assistant Superintendent Lora Nordquist tells KBND News they’re missing key pieces of information from some families that help the district prepare for the first day. "If you’re new to the district and you haven’t registered your child for school, please do so. Our offices are open all day Friday and Tuesday; we start school Wednesday, September seventh." The district expects enrollment to top 18,000 for the 2016-17 school year.


Nordquist also says now is the time for parents to work with kids so they get used to going to bed earlier, so they’re ready for the rigors of the school schedule. "Adjusting to those early morning times, I think, is a several day process."


  • Bend and La Pine elementary schools start at 9 a.m.; Bend middle and high schools start at 7:45 a.m.; except Marshall HS, which starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • La Pine Middle School begins at 7:40 a.m.; the high school begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • And, Three Rivers Elementary starts at 8:20 a.m.; the middle school starts at 8 a.m.

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