Gardner Elementary School (Pre-K-4)

Gardner Elementary School will be a first experience with school for many of our Gardner students and their families. We aim for that to be a positive experience for all; one that fosters a life-long love of learning in children, while encouraging parents to be involved in their student's education through high school graduation and beyond.

School Start/End Times:

Full Day: 8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Half Day Dismissal: 11:15 a.m. 


AM: 8:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

PM: 12:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

NOTE: Some grades have different start dates. See below for information. 

Monday, Sept. 12, 2022
  • Full Day, Grades 1-4 ONLY
  • 8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022
  • Full Day, Grades 1-4  
  • Kindergarten Orientation, Last Names A-J
  • 8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022
  • Full Day, Grades 1-4  
  • Kindergarten Orientation, Last Names K-Z
  • 8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022
  • Full Day, Grades K-4 ONLY (First Full Day for K)  
  • 8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 19, 2022
  • Full Day, Grades Pre-K-4 (First Full Day for Pre-K)  

  • 8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Half Day Pre-K Runs AM: 8:45-11:15 a.m. PM: 12:30-3:00 p.m.

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