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Simon Attendance

2020-2021 Dorothy Simon Elementary Start and End Times

Kindergarten-Grade 2 Student School Hours 8:05 a.m. - 1:55 p.m

Breakfast 7:40-8:00 a.m.

Kindergarten-Grade 2 Earliest Student Arrival Time 7:40 a.m

K-2 Bus Dismissal 1:45 p.m.

Kids Club/Parent Pickup/Walkers Dismissal 1:55 p.m.

Preschool: AM Session 8:05 a.m. -10:35 a.m. / PM Session  12:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Arrival Time
K-2 students walking to or being dropped off at school are to arrive NO earlier than 7:40. If a child does arrive earlier than 7:40 consistently, the parent/guardian will be contacted to set up morning Kids Club services. We want to ensure your child is safe with proper adult supervision. We do have adult supervision provided in the cafeteria starting at 7:40, no earlier. When students do arrive at school before 8:00, they should go directly to the cafeteria (not the classroom).Classroom teachers are not required to be in their classrooms until 8:00, at which time proper supervision can be done in the classroom setting. 

Any parents wishing to accompany their children into the building must do so through the front office.If you are dropping off your child after the school day begins at 8:05 a.m., parents MUST sign in their child at the office. 

The earliest parents can drop off EC/PreK children will be 8:00 for the AM session and 12:10 for the PM session. If you arrive after these times, you will need to go through the office to enter into the building.

Dismissal Time
Please follow the procedure for end of the day dismissal at Simon. These precautions are made for your child’s safety and will be enforced to ensure the safety for ALL students. In addition, if calling the school about a change in plans regarding how your child will get home at the end of the day, please call before 12:00 p.m. so we have time to get the message to your child.

Bus students are dismissed from their classrooms at 1:45 p.m. / 1:40 p.m. for Early Childhood/PreK. We do have some buses that leave Simon before the actual dismissal time at 2:55, the reason for this is to have these buses back at the main campus (McNair/WHS/WMS) to pick up students by 1:05. All the other students will remain in the classrooms until the buses have left, usually by 1:55 p.m.  Students must go directly home or to their sitters and are not to return to the school grounds until after 5:30 p.m..  We cannot have any students on the playground immediately after-school because Kids Club uses the playground.

Students are to be picked up and dropped off at the back of the school building at the beginning of the school day and at dismissal time.  Parents are asked to park on the school blacktop to the north or in back of the school rather than in the front of the building, so that bus exiting and boarding will run smoothly and safely.  This will help avoid the possibility of students running between buses to get to the school entrance. Parents are asked to enter the school grounds at the Pecatonica St. entrance and exit onto Winnebago St. from 7:40-8:05 a.m. and from 1:45 - 2:10 p.m.  This way, all of the traffic will be moving in one, rather than several directions.

Walkers need to avoid the blacktop area to the north and the parking lot in the back of the school because of the amount of traffic that flows in that area. Students should either wait for an adult to make sure it is safe or find a different route to walk.

Also, please do not drop off or pickup your child in the front of Simon Elementary (S. Benton).  The school buses need to have the street free of parking traffic to safely drop off and pick up students.

If children need to be dropped off prior to 7:40 a.m., morning Kids Club services are available for parents for a fee. Morning Kids Club starts as early as 6:15 a.m. Parents have to sign in their child in the office with a Kids Club worker if dropping off from 6:15 a.m.-7:40 a.m.