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Pepper Ridge Elementary

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Arrival and Dismissal

  • What are school hours?

School is in session from 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  The office is open Monday through Friday (excluding school holidays) from 7:00 am-3:30 pm.  Students who arrive after the 7:45 a.m. bell will be considered tardy and will need to be signed in by a parent.

  • What is the earliest my child can arrive at school?

For safety reasons, students should not arrive before 7:25 am because there is no supervision until this time.  The breakfast program begins at 7:25 a.m. Scribbles offers a before and after school childcare program at Pepper Ridge School.  All questions and arrangements for this program can be answered by calling Scribbles staff at 309-665-0000.

  • What do I do if my child has an appointment during the school day?

Appointments during school hours should be avoided whenever possible.  If your child will not arrive in time for the start of the day, please call the attendance line at 557-4472.  If students will need to leave during the day, please send a note to your child's teacher informing them of the appointment. You will need to sign your child out in the office.  A secretary will then page your child to come to the office.  To allow for maximum instruction, students will not be sent to the office until you have arrived at school.  Any student returning from an appointment needs to be signed in at the office.