School Hours

  • It's important to start the day on the right foot. Our students should plan to arrive at least five minutes prior to the start of the school day so they have enough time to put their personal belongings away and be prepared for the day.

    Ongoing and robust professional development opportunities are important so that our educators can meet the diverse learning needs of our students. Throughout the year, School Improvement Days are held to expand learning and growth for our team. On these days, students are dismissed after a half-day of attendance. Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, there are two full-day School Improvement Days planned (October and January) and there will be no school for students on those days.

School Start Time Dismissal Time Dismissal Time (School Improvement Days)
Chute Middle School 8:00 a.m. 3:05 p.m. 11:00 a.m.
Haven Middle School 8:00 a.m. 3:05 p.m. 11:00 a.m.
Nichols Middle School 8:00 a.m. 3:05 p.m. 11:00 a.m.
Dawes Elementary School 9:05 a.m. 3:35 p.m. 12:05 p.m.
Dewey Elementary School 9:05 a.m. 3:35 p.m. 12:05 p.m.
Kingsley Elementary School 9:05 a.m. 3:35 p.m. 12:05 p.m.
Lincoln Elementary School 9:05 a.m. 3:35 p.m. 12:05 p.m.
Lincolnwood Elementary School 9:05 a.m. 3:35 p.m. 12:05 p.m.
Oakton Elementary School 9:05 a.m. 3:35 p.m. 12:05 p.m.
Orrington Elementary School 9:05 a.m. 3:35 p.m. 12:05 p.m.
Walker Elementary School 9:05 a.m. 3:35 p.m. 12:05 p.m.
Washington Elementary School 9:05 a.m. 3:35 p.m. 12:05 p.m.
Willard Elementary School 9:05 a.m. 3:35 p.m. 12:05 p.m.
Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies 8:00 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 11:00 a.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Fine Arts School 8:00 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 11:00 a.m.
Park School 9:00 a.m. 3:15 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
Rice Education Center 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
  • Joseph E. Hill Early Childhood Center

    Program hours for Preschool and SPPAC students:

    AM Session Hours: 8:35 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
    PM Session Hours: 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Program hours for Head Start students:

    AM Session Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    PM Session Hours: 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.