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- McDowell Elementary
McDowell Elementary School’s Daily Schedule
Students enter the building when the bell rings at 8:40 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. For safety and security reasons, please be prepared to show photo identification if you are picking up a child from school.
8:40 a.m. Students may enter the building
8:55 a.m. Tardy bell rings – Classes begin3:38 p.m. 1st Bell Dismissal
4:43 p.m - 2nd Bell Dismissal
The bells will ring at the following times:
8:40 a.m. Opening Bell-Students Enter Building
8:55 a.m. Tardy Bell
11:45-12:05 Lunch I Recess
12:05-12:32 Lunch I Eats
12:17-12:37 Lunch II Recess
12:37-1:04 Lunch II Eats
3:40 p.m. Dismissal Bell
3:43 p.m. All remaining students
Lunch I: Chaloupka, Mitchell, Sperry, Montgomery, Molchen, Bartolone, Bulla, Wanders
Lunch II: Richardson, Weiszner, Standley, Selner, Matchinga, Evans
Delayed Start/Snow Days
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 Alert Now (school phone system), and TV and radio station announcements. We will also post the information on our web site.
Should school be delayed by 2 hours, elementary school students, K-3, 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.We are encouraging parents to make plans now in order to be adequately prepared should the district announce a 2-hour delayed school start for weather. Please take into consideration any advanced childcare arrangements that may be needed.HCER before school childcare (S.A.C.C.) will not be held on a 2-hour delay start day.2-hour Delay of School Start Time Schedule:McDowell - 10:55AM to 3:40PM