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School Hours

It's important to start the day off right! 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 Half-Days are held to expand learning and growth for our team. On these days, students are dismissed after a half-day of attendance.

School Improvement Half-Days for the 2024-2025 school year are as follows: November 13, December 4, February 5, March 5, April 9, and May 7.

There are also two full-day School Improvement Days planned (September 18 and January 6) and there will be no school for students on those days.

School Start Time Dismissal Time Dismissal Time (School Improvement Days)
Chute Middle School 8:00am 3:05pm 11:00am
Haven Middle School 8:00am 3:05pm 11:00am
Nichols Middle School 8:00am 3:05pm 11:00am
Dawes Elementary 9:05am 3:35pm 12:05pm
Dewey Elementary 9:05am 3:35pm 12:05pm
Kingsley Elementary 9:05am 3:35pm 12:05pm
Lincoln Elementary 9:05am 3:35pm 12:05pm
Lincolnwood Elementary 9:05am 3:35pm 12:05pm
Oakton Elementary 9:05am 3:35pm 12:05pm
Orrington Elementary 9:05am 3:35pm 12:05pm
Walker Elementary 9:05am 3:35pm 12:05pm
Washington Elementary 9:05am 3:35pm 12:05pm
Willard Elementary 9:05am 3:35pm 12:05pm
Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies 8:00am 2:45pm 11:00am
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Fine Arts School 8:00am 2:45pm 11:00am
Park School 9:00am 3:15pm 12:00pm
Rice Children's Center 9:00am 3:00pm 12:00pm


Joseph E. Hill Early Childhood Center

Student attendance varies by program on scheduled School Improvement Days. Please view the JEH At-A-Glance Calendar for this important information.

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