School Day

Our school day begins at 8:00 and ends at 15:00. Students are expected to be in their classrooms and ready to learn at 8:00. Chronic lateness is detrimental to learning, and it is the parents’ responsibility to make sure their child(ren) have arrived and are ready at the appropriate time. It can be stressful and confusing for students to enter a class after important instruction has been given, can have a negative impact on their progress as well as be disruptive to the rest of the class. Parents will be notified if their child is chronically late, and a conference will be scheduled to determine how to improve the situation.

Students are provided a locker to store their personal items and textbooks. Each locker comes with a key, one copy of which is kept at security. There is a fee to replace a lost key. They should not bring valuable processions to school.

All classes are 60 min. long which is an ideal time for productive teaching and learning. The day starts with 20 minutes of Drop Everything And Read (DEAR/) Homeroom. Three times a week students have DEAR time, and twice Homeroom class. There are five instructional periods a day. Snack is 15 minutes, and Lunch/recess is one hour long.

Our specialty classes alternate between semesters; one semester students have PE and Music, and the second semester Dance and Art.

Start time End time   Start time End time  

Monday - Thursday

8:00 8:20 DEAR/ Homeroom  8:00  8:20 DEAR/ Homeroom
8:25 9:25 A period  8:25  9:15 A period
9:25 - 09:40 Snack time (breakfast) 9:15 - 09:30 Snack time (breakfast)
 9:40 10:40 B period  9:30  10:20 B period
 10:45  11:45 C period  10:25  11:15 C period
 11:50  12:50  ES Lunch/ D period in MS 11:20  12:10 ES Lunch/ D period in MS 
 12:55 13:55  MS Lunch/ D period in ES  12:15  13:05  Lunch in MS/ D period in ES
 14:00  15:00  E period  13:10  14:00  E period