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    This page has been updated for the 2019 to 2020 school year.

    7:40 a.m. Students may enter the school and play on the playground.* Breakfast available for all students.

    7:50 a.m. First bell

    7:55 a.m. Second bell

    9:00–9:55 a.m. Morning recess

    4th grade, 9:00–9:10 a.m.

    5th grade, 9:10–9:20 a.m.

    K and 1st grades, 9:30–9:45 a.m.

    2nd and 3rd grades,  9:45–9:55 a.m.

    10:55 a.m.–12:25 p.m. Lunch and lunch recesses

    K and 1st grades: lunch recess 10:55–11:25, lunch 11:25–11:55

    2nd and 3rd grades: lunch recess 11:25–11:55, lunch 11:55–12:25

    4th and 5th grades: lunch 10:55–11:25, lunch recess 11:25–11:50

    12:55–1:50 p.m. Afternoon recess

    K/1 and 1st grade classrooms, 12:55–1:10 p.m.

    2nd through 5th grades, 1:15–1:30 p.m.

    K classrooms: 1:35–1:50 p.m. (in the courtyard)

    2:25 p.m. Dismissal* ** ***

    2:35 p.m. Buses leave** ***


    *Before and after school

    Student should not be at school before 7:40 a.m. or after 2:35 p.m. (when buses depart) unless supervised by a parent or enrolled in enrichment activities or Kids' Time. Staff are not on duty to supervise.


    **Wednesdays are early dismissal

    1:10 p.m. Dismissal

    1:20 p.m. Buses leave


    ***Please vacate playground at 3:10 p.m. (on Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m.)

    Note that we share our playground and field space with Decatur Elementary, which has different school hours than we do. TC families are welcome to use the playground after school until 3:10 p.m. We need to vacate the playground at that time, as Decatur holds its dismissal on the playground at the end of their school day. On Wednesdays, Thornton Creek families may use the playground until 2:00 p.m.