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Please leave a detailed message regarding your child's absence.

  • Student Name

  • Teacher

  • Detailed reason for absence (vomiting, fever, cough, diarrhea)

Please call the school office at 219-662-3600 ext. 16002 or via email:

School Start and End Times:

  • Front Doors Open: 8:15
  • Breakfast Served Daily: 8:15-8:45
  • Start time: 9:05
  • Dismissal: 3:44
  • ½ Day Dismissal: 12:14

Dismissal Procedures


Bus riders will be dismissed out doors 1E and 2S



Students are dismissed in two locations. (To keep all of our students safe if your child is riding in a car they must be picked up in the Car Rider Line - see below)

  1. Students that live in the subdivisions to the front of the building will be dismissed out the front doors 1E

  2. Students that live in the subdivisions to the side and back of the school will be dismissed out door 6N


Car Riders 

Students will be dismissed out door 7N

  1. Parents will line up on 129th Ave. facing Fairbanks Ave. (Please be considerate of our neighbors and don’t block driveways)

  2. Please place a sign in your passenger window with the student name boldly written.


Boys & Girls Club 

Students are met by Boys & Girls Club Staff at door 2S and walk as a group to the Cedar Lake Boys & Girls Club.