School Hours:

7:30 - Doors are open. Do not drop students off before 7:30.

7:45 - Breakfast in the classroom and the school day begins.

2:50 - Walkers are dismissed.

3:00 p.m. - Bus Riders, Car Riders and After School Program students are dismissed, the school day ends.

Lunch Times:

10:45 - 11:15  Kindergarten

11:00 - 11:30 2nd Grade

11:15 - 11:45  1st Grade

11:35 - 12:00  3rd Grade / Prek

12:05 - 12:35  5th Grade / Prek

12:40 - 12:05  4th Grade / Prek

Attendance & Bell Schedule

Attendance Policy:

Attendance at school is important for successful academic progress.  Regular attendance is also required by Arkansas State Law 6-18-221.  It is important for students to be at school each day and on time.

Under the new "Every Student Succeeds Act" attendance will play an integral part of each student's educational performance.  The new law defines absenteeism in 3 risk categories:

  1. Low Risk - a student that misses less than 5% of days enrolled.  Each school year is 178 days which translates to 0 - 9 days a year total.

  2. Moderate Risk - is a student that misses 5% - 10% of the days enrolled.  That translates to 10 - 18 days absent per year.

  3. High Risk - is a student that misses more than 10% of the days enrolled.  That translates to more than 18 days per year absent.

Our goal here at Elmdale Elementary is to have all students remain in the low risk category.  ALL absences must be reported to the school office.  We do understand that children get sick periodically.  Please provide a doctor's note any time your student is absent.

Elmdale Attendace info

Tardy Policy:

All students who arrive after 7:45 are considered tardy.  Excessive tardies may be sent to the Juvenile court as educational neglect.

Early Checkouts:

No early checkouts after 2:30 unless it is an emergency.  This is to safeguard instructional time and increase safety.

Transportation Changes:

Transportation changes MUST be made BEFORE 2:30 and must go through the office.

Check In / Out Procedures:

Students arriving late or leaving early must be checked in / out by the parent/guardian through school personnel located in the front office.  Parents picking up their child during the school day are required to come into the front office sign the student out and must show photo identification.  Parents are discouraged from checking students out of school for non-medical reasons (i.e. lunches, haircuts, etc...).  Students will not be allowed to check out from school with ANY PERSON that is not listed on their EMERGENCY / PROFILE CARD.  Any student arriving at school later than 7:45 a.m. must be checked in by a parent or legal guardian in the front office.