Gila Vista Junior High School
Home of the Gila Monsters

Bell Schedule

Gila Vista uses the traditional style bell schedule. We have six class periods with one lunch hour. The lunch hour (5th period) varies, and we split it into two parts—one for homeroom and the other for eating.

We operate on a "Tumble Schedule." Each day begins with a different period. This schedule gives teachers and students a chance to work with each other during different times of the day. The number of the "day" reflects the class that begins that day. Please view the tumble schedule complete with bell times.

Gila Vista actually makes use of three separate schedules: one regular, one for use on Mondays, and one for assemblies. Passing periods are four minutes long, and we release students at 2:09 p.m. on Mondays.

Regular Bell Schedule

First Bell
8:30 a.m.
1st Period
8:35–9:33 a.m.
2nd Period
9:36–10:29 a.m.
3rd Period
10:32–11:25 a.m.
7th/8th 4th Period
11:28 a.m.–12:21 p.m.
6th Lunch
11:25–11:55 a.m.
7th/8th Lunch
12:21–12:51 p.m.
6th 4th Period
11:58 a.m.–12:51 p.m.
5th Period
12:54–1:47 p.m.
6th Period
1:50–2:43 p.m.
7th Period
2:46–3:39 p.m.

Regular Lunch and Home Room Schedule: 5th Period

1st Lunch - 11:59 a.m.–2:29 p.m.
1st Home Room - 12:03–12:33 p.m.
2nd Lunch - 12:33–1:03 p.m.
2nd Home Room - 12:03–1:03 p.m.

Monday Bell Schedule

First Bell
8:30 a.m.
1st Period
8:35–9:21 a.m.
2nd Period
9:24–10:04 a.m.
3rd Period
10:07–10:47 a.m.
7th/8th 4th Period
10:50–11:30 a.m.
6th Lunch
10:47–11:17 a.m.
7th/8th Lunch
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
6th 4th Period
11:20 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
5th Period
12:03–12:43 p.m.
6th Period
12:46–1:26 p.m.
7th Period
1:29–2:09 p.m.

Monday Lunch and Home Room Schedule: 4th Period

6th Lunch - 10:47–11:17 a.m.
6th Home Room - 11:20 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
7th/8th Lunch - 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
7th/8th Home Room - 10:50–11:30 a.m. 

Assembly Schedule

We determine the Assembly Schedule by the start/stop time of the assembly. School begins at 8:35 a.m. and ends at 3:39 p.m. (unless the assembly is on a Monday), but we base the actual start and end times of individual classes and lunches on the start time and length of the assembly.