First Day of School Start Times & Instructions


The Maplewood school day begins at 7:45 AM – please plan to have your student on campus no later than 7:40 (but no earlier than 7:10).

If you haven’t learned who your teachers are by next Tuesday, the rosters and maps will be prominently displayed on campus.

Pre-Kindergarten students have a staggered, half-day schedule for the first week of school. Students will be informed by their teachers this week what their schedule/instructions are for the first week of school.

  • The second week of classes, all Pre-K students will be together each day, from 7:45 – 2:00 PM (note Pre-K students’ dismissal is at 2 PM!). Pre-K students meet each morning in the cafeteria.

All other K-6 students go directly to their classrooms on Tuesday morning (first day of school only).

  • For the remainder of the school year, all K-6 students meet in the gym for morning assembly by 7:40 and will depart for their respective classrooms from there.

Parents are encouraged to make their goodbyes brief, so that teachers can begin their school day on time and with minimal disruption.

Parents are welcome to the morning assembly throughout the school year. Please stand at the back of the gym.

Parking near campus is limited, especially on the first day – remember no parents are allowed to park in the faculty/staff lots.

  • Note that there is no parking along the Southbound side of Maplewood
  • Please review the traffic plan for Maplewood for drop-off and pick-up; you can view it here.

Please plan to walk or ride bikes to school; or park far enough away to avoid contributing to congestion.

Crossing guards will be stationed at 38-1/2 and Maplewood, as well as 38-1/2 and Clarkson.

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