School Hours


Like all District 401 schools, Elmwood holds regular hours four days a week: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

On Wednesdays we observe a late-start schedule, which allows our faculty to gather for staff meetings, training sessions and other professional activities.


Regular Schedule (M, Tu, Th, F)


► Morning Entrance

► Class Starts

► Afternoon Dismissal


8:35 a.m.

8:40 a.m. 

3 p.m.  


Late Start (Wednesdays)


► Morning Entrance

► Class Starts

► Afternoon Dismissal


9:12 a.m.

9:17 a.m.

3 p.m.


No Early Arrivals Unless Scheduled


In the interest of safety, it is important that students not arrive at school before 8:20 a.m. on regular days or before 9 a.m. on late-start Wednesdays. There is no outside supervision until those times. 

Meetings for student activities and opportunities for individual help are sometimes scheduled to take place before the school day begins. Students who arrive before school for a scheduled purpose must sign in at the office and then proceed to their teacher's classroom.


Prompt Pick-Ups After School


All children must be picked up at 3 p.m. unless they are staying after school with parental permission. No siblings are allowed at after-school activities, and they must be picked up at the regular time.

Parents are expected to make other arrangements if they are unable to pick up their children on time.

Students who are not picked up at 3 p.m. may be sent to our after-school program at a cost to the parent.