• Derry Elementary Instructional Schedule

    • Kinder - 5th Grade Instructional Day: 7:40 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

      Bell Schedule:
      7:40 a.m.     Instructional Day Begins
      3:00 p.m.     End of Instructional Day

      30 Minute Lunch
      10:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.    Pre-K AM Lunch
      11:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.    Pre-K PM Lunch
      11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    Kinder/1st Grade lunch
      11:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.    2nd/3rd Grade lunch
      12:10 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.    4th/5th Grade lunch

      45 Minute PE Block
      8:05 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.    4th Grade
      8:55 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.    Kinder
      9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  2nd Grade
      12:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.  1st Grade
      1:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.    5th Grade

      Pre-Kinder Morning
      7:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.    Instruction
      10:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.  Lunch
      11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Instruction

      Pre-Kinder Afternoon
      11:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.  Lunch
      11:40 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.    Instruction


      Arriving Safely
      When dropping off your child, please:

      • Do not park along the bus-loading zone.
      • Park in the parking lot  

      Dismissal
      We urge you to pick up your child at exactly the dismissal time 3:00 p.m. for all grades. If a child misses the bus, he/she will be able to call home.  We expect that the child be picked up within 15 minutes after making parental contact. We do not have supervision for the children after school. Students must be picked up promptly when they are dismissed from class.

      *NOTE: In order to utilize every instructional minute with minimum interruptions, children will not be dismissed between2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.


      Show your child that attendance is top priority...Good habits begin early. The most important good habit is regular attendance. Show your child that attendance is TOP priority by: 

      • Being excited about your child's school.
      • Talk about how much fun he/she has there and how much he/she is learning.
      • Remind them that "SCHOOL IS COOL!"