School Hours


Regular hours will be in effect Mondays through Fridays after the school year begins, except for early release days or when classes are not in session due to holidays and breaks.

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For a listing of early release days and holidays, see our 2021-22 school-year calendar.


Regular Hours for Students


  • Morning Arrival — 8:05 to 8:08 a.m.
  • Period 1 Class Starts — 8:08 a.m.
  • Lunch Times — 11:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.; 12:13 to 12:43 p.m.; 12:46 to 1:16 p.m.
  • Afternoon Dismissal — 3:02 to 3:05 p.m.
  • Bus Departure — 3:15 p.m.
  • Late Bus Departure — 4:15 p.m.

Early Release Hours for Students


  • Morning Arrival — 8:25 to 8:30 a.m.
  • Period 1 Class Starts — 8:30 a.m.
  • Lunch Times — 10:34 to 11:04 a.m.; 11:07 to 11:37 a.m.; 11:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
  • Afternoon Dismissal — 1:12 to 1:15 p.m.
  • Bus Departure — 1:25 p.m.

Main Office Hours


  • Main Office Opens — 7 a.m.
  • Main Office Closes — 3:30 p.m.
  • To contact Elm outside of main office hours, leave a voicemail at 708-452-3550 or email us at elminfo@epcusd401.org.