New REGULAR SCHOOL HOURS
(OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES)
Regular school hours at U.S. Jones Elementary School are as follows:
7:00 am Gym Opens
7:10 – 7:40 Cafeteria opens for breakfast at 7:10 and closes at 7:40.
7:40 – 7:53 Start of School – Homeroom
7:53 Daily Instruction Begins
(Students arriving to class after this time will be classified as tardy.)
10:55 – 1:00 Lunch
10:55 – 12:00 5th grade Lunch
11:35 – 12:40 3rd grade Lunch
11:55 – 1:00 4th grade Lunch
3:03 End of Day Dismissal
3:05 End of the Day Dismissal Continues
Teachers are assigned specific duty posts until 3:15. At 3:15, 3rd grade students will remain at the front of the school on the library steps. 4th and 5th grade students who are not picked up by 3:15 will report to the front of the school at the library steps where an assigned teacher will supervise them. The assigned teacher, or any other school personnel, will not assume responsibility for students for more than thirty (30) minutes after the time set for closing the normal school day’s classes (3:35). Your child will be placed in Extended Day and the parent/guardian will be charged for Extended Day accordingly.
The Demopolis City School System believes that regular attendance is important to students. Regular attendance by students facilitates development of skills and knowledge necessary to function in today’s society (This includes students checking in and out of school). Therefore, the school endeavors to secure, in compliance with Alabama law, the prompt and regular attendance of students and to secure proper conduct, and to hold respective parents/guardians/custodians responsible and liable for their children’s non-attendance or improper conduct.
USJ Elementary School Video
During summer reading, don’t forget our library has eBooks! These electronic books can be accessed at any time, at home on your computer or e-reader device, such as a Kindle or an iPad. You must have an internet connection. Make sure to write down the titles so that you can take an AR test when you get back to school!