Important update: To make up for recent school cancellations due to winter weather, we have added extra minutes to the school day as well as two more days of school for students --- March 18, 2019 and June 12, 2019. Because of this, the information on this page may be outdated. Please find details, including new start and dismissal times for some schools, at mmsd.org/weather-make-up.
Kindergarten & 3rd Grade
11:25-11:55 (Kinder) 11:25-11:50 (3rd)
Recess/Lunch Grades 1st & 5th
Recess/Lunch Grades 2rd & 4th
School hours are as follows: (including the additional 11 minutes due to winter weather closings)
Monday: 8:30 - 2:06
Tuesday-Friday: 8:30 - 3:38
Breakfast Monday - Friday: @ 8:15 am
Early release days (please see School Calendar): 11:35 am
4K: Tuesday-Friday, AM – 8:15-11:38, PM – 12:19-3:38
Playground supervision begins daily at 8:15 am.
Buses arrive at 8:15 am.
Beginning of the School Day
8:15 am - Supervision begins, buses arrive, students arrive, breakfast begins in the cafeteria for those students interested in eating breakfast at school.
8:27 am - First bell rings. Students will make their way in from the playground or from the cafeteria to their homerooms.
8:40 am - Tardy bell rings. Students should be in their homerooms ready for their teacher to take attendance.
If your student arrives after 8:40 am, the student will need to be "buzzed" into the building. They should come to the office to check in and proceed to their homerooms.
Students who arrive after 8:50 am will be marked one third of a day absent.
Any unreported absences are considered unexcused.
Any Kennedy student who is interested in eating breakfast at school should report to the cafeteria at 8:15 am.
Breakfast is served from 8:15 am - 9:00 am.
Kennedy Elementary School dismisses at 2:06 pm on Mondays and 3:38 pm on Tuesdays through Fridays, unless otherwise noted on the district calendar.