Hours of Operation

Saint James School Hours, Drop Off & Pick Up Guidelines

All doors are locked and monitored at all times. Be sure parents, families and students know the proper means to enter and exit for drop off and pick up times to assure a safe and secure building and parking for everyone. There is a natural ‘loop’ for drop off in the morning. Enter the driveway next to the church, drive by the front of the school, drive out by the parish office.

Elementary School Kindergarten to Grade 6

Kindergarten through Grade 6
Full Day; Picked up at exit out the east side door or students that ride the bus leave via the north side Laurel St. exit 8:15 am to 3:00 pm
1st door locked - 1 staff present at door or right inside by office 7:00 am to 7:50 am
Before School Care Grades 1-6 7:00 am to 7:45 am
Grades 1-6 supervised in gym by staff 7:45 am to 8:15 am
Doors staffed by 2 adults, 1 at door, 1 in hall 7:45 am to 8:25 am
Doors locked and 1 adult present inside by office (student is now tardy) 8:15 am and later
School-wide Morning Prayer 8:20 am
Drop off is no later than 8:15 a.m. Pickup is no later than 3:00 p.m.


Drop off is in front of the Saint James School, and is between 8:15 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Students should be in their classrooms/homerooms by no later than 8:20 a.m., so that they have time to organize their materials for school that day. The school day officially begins with the Pledge of Allegiance and Morning Prayers at 8:20 a.m.

Pickup is no later than 3:00 p.m. Students should be picked up in front of the Saint James School. Parents should park in the parking lot in front of the school, and come to the front door of the school to pick up their children after 3:00 p.m., so as not to block the bus lane directly in front of the school.

All elementary students are on a six-day academic class schedule cycle and a monthly school activity/event schedule is provided to parents/families.


Doors Open; Families escort students to their class 8:25 am
School-wide Morning Prayer; Please use the west and east doors as you exit the building 8:30 am
Preschool TK and 4’s start 8:30 am
Half Day students dismissal / pick-up 11:00 am
Full Day TK and 4’s dismissal @ classroom, exit through the east door 2:45 pm
Preschool 3’s 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Preschool 2’s 9:00 am - 11:00 am
All preschool students are on a Monday-Friday class schedule and a monthly school activity/event schedule is provided to parents/families.

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