Arrival at School
The school day begins at 8:40 a.m. Because there is no supervision on the playground prior to 8:20 a.m. children should not arrive before that time. Parents who leave their child/children at school before 8:20 a.m. should request information concerning the Before and After School Child Care Program called Kid Zone.
School is dismissed at 3:20 for Kindergarten students and 3:30 for students in grades 1-5. Students should go directly home after school and check in with an adult unless they are involved in a school-sponsored activity meeting immediately after school. Children may return to play on the playground if parents approve.
In case of severe storm warnings at the end of the school day dismissal time may be delayed until it seems safe for children to leave the building.
A note from a parent is required for early dismissal. Safety precautions require that students sign-out in the office prior to leaving the building.
Snow Schedule\School Closing
Extreme icing, heavy snow, impassable streets, downed electrical wires and major curtailment of transportation and communication lines may justify the closing of school or a “snow schedule”. “Snow schedule” means that school will open one hour later than usual and close at the regular time (9:45 am - 3:30 pm).
School closing announcements are available from several sources. Please be sure to check more than one source to see if we are closed.
Every effort will be made to announce the snow schedule or school closing over radio stations:
KMOX (1120 AM)
KTRS (550 AM)
WIL (92.3 FM)
WRTH (430 AM)
KYKY (98.1 FM)
KMJM (104.9 FM)
KATZ (100.3 AM/1600 AM)
Closings will also be announced on the following TV stations:
The Before and After School Child Care Program will follow a regular schedule unless otherwise announced.
School closing information may also be obtained by calling the District Administrative Center at 314-854-6000.