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Office Hours & Bell Schedule

Office Hours

The school office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., except for holidays and non-student days.  Please check the calendar page for details of school closures.

School Hours

Kindergarten & First Grade               8:30 a.m. –   2:30 p.m.

Second & Third Grade                       8:30 a.m.  – 2:30 p.m.

Fourth & Fifth Grade                          8:30 a.m. –   3:00 p.m.


8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Minimum Days are scheduled every


Drop Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Parking around the Ramona campus is limited - please show courtesy to others and the local residents by not double-parking or parking across driveways' especially on Ramona Avenue.  Hawthorne PD monitors regularly for illegal parking activity.

Also, please remember that  the Ramona staff parking lot is for staff members only!  Please park in stalls marked "Visitor" only. Also, please do not park in the handicapped stall at any time if you do not have a handicapped placard in your vehicle.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Students who arrive after 8:30 a.m. should report to the school office and fill out a tardy note.

Minimum Days

All classes operate on a modified schedule on early dismissal (minimum) days.  Every Wednesday is a minimum day but throughout the year, other days may be designated as such in the event of parent conferences or significant school events.  On these days, "Wednesday hours" will apply so please remember to pick up your child early from school!

Please check the Calendar pages for information about other scheduled early dismissal days.


On arrival, students enter and line up on the kindergarten playground with their teachers.  For dismissal, please pick up Kindergarten students at the kindergarten exit gate next to Ramona Park. At the end of school, students will only be released to a responsible parent or guardian.

Grades K-5

Please do not arrive earlier than 8:00 a.m. - there is no playground supervision before this time.

School starts promptly at 8:30 a.m.  A warning bell will sound at 8:25 a.m. to call students to line up.

Recess and Lunch Schedule

Kindergarten & First Grade

Recess                                                      10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Lunch                                                       11:20 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

*Lunch= Cafeteria 11:20-11:40   Recess 11:40-12:00

Second & Third Grade

Recess                                                      10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Lunch                                                       11:50 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

*Lunch= Cafeteria 11:50-12:10   Recess 12:10-12:30

Fourth & Fifth Grade

Recess                                                      10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Lunch                                                       12:30 p.m. –   1:10 p.m.

*Lunch= Cafeteria 12:30-12:50   Recess 12:50-1:10