Gill Elementary
Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve gathered the answers to several commonly asked questions from Gill Elementary School families. If you do not find the answer to your question listed here, please feel free to check our handbook (under the Parent Quick Links on the Home page) or contact us directly.



What time does school begin and end?

School begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m.


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What do I do if I need to pick my child up from school earlier than 3:15 p.m.?

Please do your best to make non-emergency appointments outside of school time. However, if you must request that your child be dismissed early from school, please send in a note or call our office


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What is the protocol if my child needs to miss a day of school?

We ask that parents/guardians call the school any day their child is absent by 8:30 a.m. Upon the student's return, please send a note explaining the absence. We require a note from the doctor for an extended medical absence of three days or more. 


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How can I find out about bus information?

Students living more than 1 ½ miles from the school are eligible for free transpiration on the school bus. Find out about the bus system by visiting our district website.


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Is there a meal program?

Students eat a “Grab and Go” breakfast in their classrooms beginning at 8:30 a.m.. The cost is $1.50. We also serve a hot lunch every full day of school for $2.50 a day. Please pay ahead for your child’s/children’s meals if at all possible. You may pre-pay by cash, check, or online.


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Does Gill Elementary have a dress code?

Please send your children with adequate clothing to keep them warm and dry. We try to take the children outside for recess everyday including cold and wet days. Please make sure your child has a hat, mittens, and boots during the winter. During the snow season, we do allow the students to slide down our hill (on school supplied sleds), and they do get wet even when wearing snowsuits. It is a good idea to send in a pair of shoes (or even slippers) for your child to wear inside the building while their boots are drying out. Consider sending a change of clothing during the wet weather, as students will find the puddles and wet spots.


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