First Day for Students in Kindergarten – The Kindergarten students will be starting school on
different days – half of the Kindergarten students will start school on Tuesday, September 6th and
the other half of the Kindergarten students will start school on Wednesday, September 7th.
Only the Kindergarten students with a last name beginning with the letters A-K will go to school on
Tuesday, September 6th - they do not go to school on Wednesday, September 7th.
Only the Kindergarten students with a last name beginning with the letters L-Z will go to school on
Wednesday, September 7th – they do not go to school on Tuesday, September 6th.
*ALL Kindergarten students will go to school on Thursday, September 8th.
School Day - School is in session from 8:00am to 2:35pm daily. Students need to be in class and
ready to learn by 8:00am. Students should plan on arriving between 7:35 and 8:00am. For students
eating breakfast at school, it is served beginning at 7:35am. On the first day of school only,
students may go to class at 7:45am. On all other school days students may go to the library,
cafeteria or gym between 7:35 and 8:00 (on nice weather days the gym will be closed and students
can go outside and play on the playground – students who do not want to go outside can go to either
the library or cafeteria). At 8:00am a bell will ring indicating that students may go to their
classrooms. If adults plan to wait with students before school begins, they need to check into the
office and get a visitor or volunteer badge. Teachers have plan time or supervision duty until
8:00am so please make an appointment if you need to see them during this time.
Traveling to and from School - Perhaps the biggest challenge of the new school year is developing
before and after school routines. These last weeks of summer are the perfect time to practice
getting to and from school safely. Parents are encouraged to chaperone children at bus stops and on
walks to school. Dismissal routines at 2:35pm are especially important as we have about 500
students all leaving school at the same time.
If your student will WALK home from school, summer is a good time to practice the safest
route to and from school. We have crossing guards on 179th at Granada and on Bany Road in front
of the school.
If your child will be PICKED UP BY PARENT OR DAYCARE, students will wait in the
white safety box in front of the school. Students should look for their vehicle and alert staff
members when their ride arrives. Drivers should remain at the wheel.
If your child RIDES THE BUS HOME, students will be sorted by bus number before
leaving the classroom. They will walk in the bus line to the bus then follow the driver's directions.
Students should know their bus number and where to get off the bus. Please note that at the end of
the regular school day, bus drivers let students off at the bus stop even if an adult is not present so
students should know which bus stop to get off at and how to get home from that bus stop.
Bus Schedules - Bus schedules will not be available until the week of August 29th. If you live in
the transportation zone, we will mail your family a bus schedule once we get it. The transportation
zone includes areas west of 185th, south of Rigert, north of Oak, and east of 170th. If you live close
to the transportation zone, you can apply to have your child ride the bus to and from school.
Request forms are available online.