Monroe Days and Hours

Absences / Tardies

Parents can call 515-242-8425 or send a text/email to monroe@dmschools.org if their child is sick or has another attendance issue. When notifying of an attendance issue, please include your student’s name, your name, and why they are absent/going to be tardy.

2018-2019 Important School Days

  • Meet Your Teacher: Thursday, August 22, 2019 5pm-6pm
  • First Day: Friday, August 23, 2019
    • Doors Open: 7:30 AM
    • School Start time: 7:45 AM
    • School Dismissal: 2:40 PM
  • Winter Recess: Saturday, December 23, 2019 – Sunday, January 2, 2020
  • Spring Break: Friday, March 15, 2020 – Tuesday, March 26, 2020
  • Last Day: Thursday, May 28, 2020 (half day)
Reserved for inclement weather make up: May 29, 2020>
 

2019-2020 Normal School Hours

Beginning in August 2018, DMPS will implement new bell times – or school hours – throughout the district. School doors open Monday – Friday at 7:15 AM for Morning Meeting in the gym. Students pick up their breakfasts on their way to start classes at 7:30 AM. The new hours are:

  • Monday 7:45 AM – 2:40 PM
  • Tuesday 7:45 AM – 2:40 PM
  • Wednesday 7:45 AM – 2:40 PM /li>
  • Thursday 7:45 AM – 2:40 PM
  • Friday 7:45 AM – 2:40 PM

2018-2019 Metro Kids Care

If your child is in Metro Kids Care, the program is only available after school. Our staff are available from school dismissal until 5:45 PM each school day.

2019-2020 Important School Days

  • Open House: TBD
  • First Day: Friday, August 23, 2020
  • Days with no school:
    • Labor Day: Monday, September 2, 2019
    • No School: Friday, September 27, 2019
    • Fall Break: Friday November 1 through Tuesday, November 5, 2019
    • Election Day: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
    • Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 27 through Friday, November 29. 2019
    • No School:  Friday, December 13, 2019
    • Winter Break: Saturday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020
    • Semester Break: Thursday, January 16 through Sunday, January 19, 2020
    • Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 20, 2020
    • No School: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    • Spring Break: Saturday, March 14 through Sunday, March 22, 2020
    • No School: Monday, March 23 through Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    • No School: Monday, April 27, 2020
    • Memorial Day: Monday, May 25, 2020
  • Last Day: Thursday, May 28, 2020 (early dismissal)
2019-2020 schedule approved by DM Schools Board of Directors January 8, 2019