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Frequently Asked Questions


What time does school start and end?

We start school promptly at 7:30 a.m. and dismiss at 3:00 p.m. Please do not arrive at school before 7:15 a.m. We also ask you to pick your child up directly after school.

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What do I do if my child is late to school?

If your child arrives after 8:00 a.m., he/she will need to sign in at the school office and receive an admit pass to class. We encourage students to be on time to school, as tardies are recorded in your child’s attendance record and are disruptive to the classroom environment.

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Is breakfast and lunch served at school?

Yes. We serve breakfast and lunch to all students daily. We serve breakfast from 7:30–8:00 a.m. You can view the breakfast and lunch costs on the Cafeteria page. 

The lunch schedule is as follows:

  • 10:30–11:00 a.m. - Kinder–1st
  • 11:00–11:30 a.m. - 2nd–3rd
  • 11:30–12:00 p.m. - 4th–5th
  • 12:11–12:51 p.m. - 6th–8th

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Is there a dress code?

We do not allow students to wear clothes, jewelry, or accoutrements that could be portrayed as offensive, violent, or otherwise inappropriate—including designs and lettering. We ask that students wear shoes that are appropriate for the school environment. We do not allow individual dress and personal appearance to disrupt the educational process. We reserve the right to determine if a student violates our dress code policies. For more details, please see Section J - JICA - JICA-R of our policy manual

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What programs are offered at Continental?

Please see our Programs page for all the exciting opportunities offered.

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Can my child take medication at school?

Parents must give all medication to the school nurse for dispensing. We do not allow students to carry any type of medication, including throat lozenges, and over-the-counter medications. The only exception to this is self-carry epi-pens or inhalers. We do allow students to carry these items if the nurse receives a written note from the physician. For more detailed information about medications, please contact our school nurse at (520) 625.4581 ext. 7346, or feel free to view Section J - JLCD of our policy manual

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I’d like to volunteer at school. How do I begin?

We’d love to have you volunteer here on our school campus. If you are interested in sharing your time with us, stop by our school office. We’ll be happy to give you the necessary forms to fill out, or feel free to download the application below. We would love to get you volunteering as soon as possible.

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How can my organization advertise at Continental Elementary School District?

The Continental Elementary School District reviews all requests for organizations wishing to disseminate information and/or materials in or on district property. For details on submitting a request, we invite you to review the application.

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