School Hours


Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, District 401's schedule will no longer include late-start Wednesdays. Please scroll down for the regular hours of Elmwood Elementary School.

These hours will be in effect Mondays through Fridays after the school year begins, except when classes are not in session due to holidays. For a list of 2019-20 school holidays, please click here.


Elmwood Elementary School | Regular Hours


► Morning Entrance | 8:35 a.m.
► Class Starts | 8:40 a.m. 
► Afternoon Dismissal | 3 p.m.


Letter from Dr. Wade About 2019-20 Calendar Changes


Originally, six early dismissal days were going to be added to the 2019-20 calendar to go along with the elimination of late-start Wednesdays.

However, the early dismissals have been removed from the calendar due to a recent change in the Illinois School Code. For more information about this, please see the letter below from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicolas Wade.


Letter from Dr. Wade about 2019-20 calendar changes


No Early Arrivals Unless Scheduled


In the interest of safety, it is important that students not arrive at Elmwood before 8:20 a.m. each day. 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.