2022-2023 Back to School Information

2022-2023 Annual School Calendar



Universal Free Meals Ended June 30


Dear Bensalem Families:


School breakfast and lunch has been available for Bensalem Township School District students at no cost since March 2020. Reimbursement for the cost of providing these meals has come through a United States Department of Agriculture Waiver issued to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This waiver suspended free and reduced lunch eligibility requirements, allowing for universal participation in the National School Lunch Program. The waiver expired at the end of June 2022.


Students may purchase breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria.  Listed below is the meal pricing:


Breakfast available in all schools - $1.75

Reduced Priced Breakfast - $.30 

Milk - $.50

Elementary Lunch - $3.00

Secondary Lunch - $3.50

Reduced Priced Lunch - $.40


In order for any student to be considered for free or reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year, an application must be completed to determine eligibility. The on-line application is safe, secure and private.  To apply, visit www.schoolcafe.com.  All children in households eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits do not need to apply and will receive a confirmation letter from the district by mid-August.


If you have any questions about your family’s eligibility, please e-mail Mrs. Kesselman at [email protected] or call 215-750-2800, ext. 4080. NOTE: Offices are open Monday to Thursday during the summer. Additional information is available on our website in the Food Services section at https://www.bensalemsd.org/apps/pages/foodserviceinfo. 


Back to School Nights 2022

All Back to School Nights begin at 6:30 PM, unless noted below.

Belmont Hills Elementary School - Thursday, September 8

Cornwells Elementary School - Wednesday, September 7 

Samuel K. Faust Elementary School - Monday, September 19 

Benjamin Rush Elementary School - Thursday, September 29 at 6:00 PM

Russell C. Struble Elementary School - Wednesday, September 14 

Valley Elementary School - Thursday, September 15  

Robert K. Shafer Middle School - Tuesday, September 13

Cecelia Snyder Middle School - Thursday, September 22

Bensalem High School - Tuesday, September 20           

Posted 7/19/22


Important Information for 2022-2023 Kindergarten Families

This will allow their teacher time to plan how to best support your child starting on the very first day of school. Your child will spend approximately 10 minutes with a teacher to complete the kindergarten screening.

All screenings will take place at Bensalem High School in the school library.

Monday, August 1st: Struble Elementary School

Tuesday, August 2nd: Belmont Elementary School

Wednesday, August 3rd: Valley Elementary School

Thursday, August 4th: Rush Elementary School

Monday, August 8th: Cornwells Elementary School

Tuesday, August 9th: Faust Elementary School

We recommend signing up for a time slot on the date your child’s school will be represented; however, you can sign up for any of the 6 days if your school’s date does not work for your family. 

Please click here to sign-up.


Student Arrival and Dismissal Times for the 2022-2023 School Year

High School                         7:21 am to 2:11 pm

Middle Schools                    8:10 am to 2:56 pm

Elementary Schools            8:55 am to 3:41 pm


Back to School 2022-2023

Monday, August 29:
First Day of School for Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12
Tuesday, August 30:
First Day of School for Grades Kindergarten, 1st, 7th and 9th
Wednesday, August 31:
All Students K-12 Report to School