McDowell Early Learning School
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McDowell Early Learning School Daily ScheduleStudents enter the building when the bell rings at 8:45 a.m. and go directly to their homerooms. Classes begin at 8:55 a.m. Students who arrive tardy (after the 8:55 a.m. bell) need to have their parents sign them in at the office. Students who arrive after 11:00 a.m. or leave before 2:00 p.m. are considered absent for half a day.
ALL DAY KINDERGARTEN
8:45 a.m. Students may enter the building
8:55 a.m. Tardy bell rings - Classes begin
3:40 p.m. Dismissal
AM and PM PRESCHOOL and HALF DAY KINDERGARTEN8:55 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. 12:55 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.MCDOWELL STUDENT SCHEDULE
8:55 - Start of Day
9:15 - 10:15 - Period 1
10:15 - 11:15 - Period 2
11:15 - 12:15 - Period 3
LUNCH--GROUP A - Kindergarten--Culberson, Gerhart, Morehouse, Varnum
10:55 - 11:15 Recess
11:20 - 11:45 Lunch
LUNCH--GROUP B--Kindergarten--Farmer, Fenimore, Thomas, Yoder
11:25 - 11:45 Recess
11:50 - 12:15 Lunch
LUNCH--GROUP C--Kindergarten--Black, Thompson, Shaw
11:55 - 12:15 Recess
12:20 - 12:45 Lunch
12:15 - 1:15 - Period 41:15 - 2:15 - Period 52:15 - 3:15 - Period 6
3:15 - 3:40 - End of Day
OUTDOOR RECESS (weather permitting) is not scheduled but is to be included as an integral part of the daily classroom.
DISMISSAL PROCEDURES: At 3:40 p.m. the last bell will ring. Please listen as the Bus numbers will be called out through the PA systems. Monitors will be stationed in the hallways and outside assisting our Preschool and Kindergarten Aides with dismissal. Teachers are expected to make sure students leave immediately upon their bus being called. It is helpful to confirm all your students have safely made it to their buses at the end of dismissal.
A 2-hour delayed start for schools may be used when appropriate. The decision will be made based on the extended forecast for the day and police/city road advisories. By allowing snow crews extra time for clearing roads, the District may decide to hold a shortened school day, which does not count as a calamity day.
The school district will use the same notification system for the 2-hour delayed start as is used to cancel school; this includes the school phone system, and TV and radio station announcements. We will also post the information on our website.
Should school be delayed by 2 hours, elementary school students (grades K-2) will be served a no-choice lunch due to limited preparation and reduced delivery time. Students with allergies will receive the appropriate foods. Typical lunches will be available at East Woods Intermediate (grades 3-5).
HCER before school childcare (Explorer Zone) will not be held on a 2-hour delay start day.
McDowell Early Learning School Delayed Start Times:
All Day Kindergarten: 10:55 a.m. end at 3:40 p.m.
AM Preschool and AM Kindergarten: No School
PM Preschool and PM Kindergarten: 12:55 p.m. end at 3:40 p.m.