School Information

For all school information, including school policies, please see our Duffy Handbook.

School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:30am-3:20pm
Wednesday: 8:30am-2:00pm

Due to our size, we dismiss students in two waves.  M, T, Th, F wave #1 dismisses at 3:14pm. Wave #2 dismisses at 3:20pm. On Wednesdays wave #1 dismisses at 1:54pm, followed by 2:00pm dismissal for wave #2.

Recess and Lunch Times 

Kindergarten lunch is from 12:20-12:50 and recess is from 1:00-1:30.

Grade 1 recess is from 12:15-12:45 and lunch is from 12:45-1:15.

Grade 2 recess is from 12:30-1:00 and lunch is from 1:00-1:30.

Grade 3 recess is from 11:05-11:35 and lunch is from 11:35-12:05.

Grade 4 recess is from 11:40-12:10 and lunch is from 12:10-12:40.

Grade 5 lunch is from 11:00-11:30 and recess is from 11:30-12:00.

Absences

The preferred method of reporting an absence is to leave a message on our voicemail (860-521-0110) as soon as you know your child will be absent. When notification of an absence has not been received, parents/guardians will be called. Emailing your child’s teacher may result in an unverified absence as the teacher may be absent or not able to check email prior to attendance reporting.

Tardiness

Children who arrive after 8:35am are considered tardy and must sign in at the main office before going to class.  Children must be present for at least half of the regular school day in order to be considered in attendance.

EARLY DISMISSAL

If your child needs to be dismissed from school early, please have your child bring a note to the teacher the morning of the change. Unexpected/emergency dismissal changes for the same day should be called in to the main office. Children must be signed out by an authorized adult in the office. No student may leave the building unescorted during the school day. Children must be present for at least half of the regular school day in order to be considered in attendance.

* We expect students to attend school on time and have minimal disruptions to their school day. Chronic absences, tardiness, or early dismissals negatively impact student learning and will be addressed by the principal.