Notes for Back to School

School Hours and Before School Programming

We want to remind you that the school hours for the 2021-22 school year have shifted. The school day will run from 8:10 am until 2:50 pm. The exception is Wednesdays. On Wednesdays, we always have an early release at 12:20 pm. 


Students must arrive outside school by 8:05 am (please do not drop off children before 8:00, as there are no adults outside to supervise). The bell rings at 8:10am. We expect all children to be in their classrooms by 8:20am.  

Late Arrival

Children who arrive late must go to the main office to fill out a late slip, which they bring to their teacher. Children who enter the classroom late consistently miss valuable learning time. Please ensure your children are at school on time by 8:10 am.

Noteworthy Dates

Below please find dates to add to your calendar for the first month of school. 

8/23: School office reopens 

8:25: NPS Community Informational Webinar @ 7:30pm

8/27: Classroom/teacher assignments are posted to Aspen. 

Teachers will be in touch after that with classroom welcome information and/or welcome letters will be made available online.

8/31: Underwood Community Meeting @ 7pm

9/2:   Optional Student Visits @ 2pm

In accordance with our current safety protocols, only students will be allowed to enter the building. Participating students must arrive on time. Due to limited staffing, we will not have staff that can walk students to classrooms should they arrive late. Parents/caregivers can wait outside while students get a peek at their classroom. 

9/9:   First Day of School

9/16: No School – Yom Kippur

9/14: Principal’s Coffee 8:15 am-9:15 am

9/23: Back to School Picnic @ 5:30 pm-7:30 pm (UWD Playground)

9/28: Curriculum Night (Virtual); Times for each grade level are forthcoming.