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General Information

School Hours
7:40AM – 1:55PM

FAMILY COMMUNICATION
Classroom Communication
The best time to reach a classroom teacher is before 7:40AM (teachers are in their classrooms with students by 7:40AM) or after 2:00PM. It’s recommended that you email the classroom teacher and coordinate a convenient time to talk. Emails are the teacher’s first name initial, last name, and the district email address (E.g., jteacher@cpsd.us). We will not interrupt teaching time to put calls through to classroom teachers unless it is an emergency. Emails are NOT considered confidential and are part of the record.

Staying Informed
The most far-reaching and efficient way to access immediate news and announcements is to give the school your email address. If you do not have an email address, we will send home paper copies of all announcements and notices.

DAILY SCHEDULE
Arrival
7:15AM – Bus students may enter the building and proceed to the cafeteria. All students are expected to report to the cafeteria from 7:15 – 7:40AM.
7:40AM First Bell- Students proceed upstairs to their classrooms.
7:55AM Second Bell- Morning announcements and Pledge of Allegiance are made over the Public Announcement System (PA). Instruction is expected to begin, parents/guardians are respectfully requested to leave the class at this time to allow teachers to begin teaching.

Morning Meeting
All K-5 classes follow the adopted CPS Social Competency Curriculum known as Responsive Classroom. This approach is based on the belief that the social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum, and that knowing the children we teach – individually, culturally, and developmentally – and their families is crucial to student learning. Children learn and practice the important social skills of cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control and as a result help to create a positive classroom climate.