School Hours

  • Office Hours
    The Glenridge School office is open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

    School Day
    School begins at 8:40 a.m. and is dismissed at 3:30 p.m. The first bell rings at 8:30 a.m. and the second bell at 8:40 a.m. Children should arrive at school as close to 8:30 a.m. as possible. Students are considered tardy if they arrive after 8:40 a.m.

    It is important for students to arrive in the classroom before the second bell at 8:40 a.m. Aside from recording the attendance and taking the lunch count at that time, classroom teachers explain the daily plans, special instructions/information are given, notices from the office are announced throughout the building, etc. Understandably, if a student is not present to receive this daily information his/her school day will begin with added confusion.

    In case of inclement weather, a green flag hangs on each entry door. If the green flag is up when children arrive at school, they may wait in the Oxford foyer until 8:30 a.m. (If it is raining and the green flag is not up, children may come in to the Oxford foyer)
    Snow Day/School Closing

    In the event of extreme weather, a decision will be made by the superintendent (1) to hold school as usual, (2) to go on a "snow schedule", or (3) to close school for the day. If school is canceled or a "snow schedule" is called, the announcement will be made on the following radio and television stations:

    • Radio: KMOX (1120 AM)
    • Television: KTVI (Channel 2), KMOV (Channel 4),  KSDK (Channel 5), and KDNL (Channel 30)
    On days that the District is closed or on a snow schedule, SchoolMessenger, the District’s broadcast telephone messaging system, will call all District families at their primary contact number at approximately 6 a.m. to announce a closing or late start. Evening events and activities are typically canceled as well unless otherwise noted on the District website or in the closing announcement.
    On a "snow schedule" day, school will begin one hour late but dismiss at the regular time. On these days, buses for voluntary transfer children will run on the normal schedule. The Glenridge Children's Center (GCC) will be open with regular hours on a "snow schedule" day. The GCC will be closed when school is canceled.