School Hours BPES opens at 7:00 a.m. Students who arrive before the first bell at 7:40 a.m. should proceed to their designated area. Students arriving after 7:40 a.m. should proceed directly to their classrooms. Classes begin promptly at 7:45 a.m. and the tardy bell rings at 7:50 a.m. The school days ends at 2:45 p.m. (unless otherwise determined). Please pick up by 3:05 p.m. Please see the Hoover City Schools Calendar for school and office closings.