School Hours


Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, District 401's schedule will no longer include late-start Wednesdays for professional development. Instead, six early release days will be used during the year for staff development.


Early Release Days


On early release days, students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m., with staff remaining for lunch and then professional development opportunities. Those days are:

► Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 | Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
► Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 | Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
► Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 | Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
► Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 | Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
► Friday, March 20, 2020 | Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
► Thursday, April 9, 2020 | Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.

During the rest of the school year, D401 schools will observe their regular hours as listed below.


Early Childhood Center | Regular Hours


MORNING SESSIONS
► 8:15 to 10:50 a.m. 

AFTERNOON SESSIONS
► 12:10 to 2:45 p.m. 


Elmwood Elementary School | Regular Hours


► 8:40 a.m. to 3 p.m.   


John Mills Elementary School | Regular Hours


► 8:40 a.m. to 3 p.m.    


Elm Middle School | Regular Hours


► 7:55 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.


Elmwood Park High School | Regular Hours


► 7:50 a.m. to 3 p.m.    


Additional Note to ECC Parents About Early Release


During the 11:30 a.m. early release days noted above, the Early Childhood Center will have classes for only morning or afternoon students but not for both groups. The schedule will be:

MORNING STUDENTS ONLY
► Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
► Friday, Jan. 17, 2020
► Friday, March 20, 2020

AFTERNOON STUDENTS ONLY
► Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
► Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
► Thursday, April 9, 2020