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Bell times, arrival and dismissal, and other policies

School Day

Before School

Kennedy's school day is 8:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.  Students arriving after 8:30 a.m. are checked into the office as tardy. Please be sure your child(ren) arrives on time.

Parent Drop-Off and Pick-up Locations  

South Parking Lot

To improve the safety and time to drop-off children in the south parking lot, parents are asked to follow a designated route using the drop off lanes.  Parents should pull as far forward as possible before stopping to drop off children. Children can enter both the SW and SE entrances and walk to their classrooms.  After drop-off, please drive around the staff parking lot and exit. All exits from the parking lot to SW 7th Street are right turn only during drop off and pick up times.  This is done to relieve congestion and help ensure student safety.

Our school day ends at 3:20—at this time-teachers will walk your child to your agreed upon location (parent pick up or bus). 8th Street is used for bus drop off and pick ups only. No parent drop-offs are allowed in this area!

Crossing Guards

Crossing guards are located at the following key locations:

  • South parking lot crosswalks
  • 7th and Rice Avenue


Cardinal Place is available for those children needing to be dropped off at school earlier than 7:45 a.m. They are open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. To register call the Cardinal Place Coordinator (WCER) at 320-231-8490.

During School

If a child needs to be picked up during the school day, parents must do the following:
  1. Bring a picture ID and sign in at the office.
  2. If visiting the school, visitors must receive a visitor’s badge.
  3. The secretary must verify if a person is listed on the student’s verification form when picking up a student before leaving school.