School Information 


  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. (Please do not drop students off before 8:40 a.m.)


Lunch and Recess Schedule:

  1st  2nd 3rd 4th  5th 
Lunch  12:20-12:55 12:55-1:30 11:45-12:20 11:10-11:45 11:45-12:20 10:35-11:10
Recess  11:45-12:20 1:30-2:05 12:20-12:55 10:35-11:10 12:20-12:55 11:10-11:45

 Early Dismissal

  • Half-day dismissal: 12:55 p.m.
  • Lunch will be served at school and there is no recess.


Parents are responsible for informing the school when a child will be absent for any reason. Please call the school office at 240-740-5940 between 8:00 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. A written note explaining the absence must be sent with your child when he/she returns to school or the absence will be considered "unexcused".

When a child arrives at school after 9:00 a.m., he/she must go to the office before going to the classroom. Parents are expected to accompany students to the office to sign in.

There will be times when it becomes necessary to have your child dismissed before the end of the school day. Please send in a note that states what time you will pick up your child. Parents need to report to the office and the secretary will call for your child. The student must be signed out at this time. Going directly to the classroom to pick up your child is not permitted. Please note that students will not be called to the office for early dismissal after 3:10 p.m. except in emergency situations.


 Snow Days, Delayed Openings & Early Closings

When it becomes necessary to close school because of snow, inclement weather, or other emergency conditions, announcements will be broadcast on local radio or TV stations. A delayed opening decision is made by 6:00 a.m. Early dismissals are determined by 11:00 a.m. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL . You can call (301) 279-3673 for the MCPS recorded message or check online at

Radio stations (WMAL, WTOP) will also have the latest information. You may also register on or get MCPS QuickNotes for an e-mail notification when schools are delayed or closed for any reason.

The following times reflect any changes in school openings or closings due to inclement weather or catastrophe:

 Two Hour Delayed Opening:

  • School begins at 11:00 a.m.

Please go over emergency plans with your children. In the event of an early closing, children need to know where to go and who is responsible for them. In the event day care facilities are used, inform children of alternate plans if these facilities also close early.