Our School Day

Here is important information about our school’s schedule, as well as where and when children can access and exit the building.

Students must remain outside until first bell unless it is raining or there is extremely cold weather. For this reason, students should not arrive at school before 8:45 a.m.

Daily Schedule

8:50 a.m.
Students may enter the building 

9:05 a.m.
Opening bell—classes begin

11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Rotating schedule for recess and lunch

Various times
Afternoon recess

3:30 p.m.
Bus students and kindergarten dismissed

3:35 p.m.
Closing bell—classes end, students are dismissed

Students in Lori Beiter's classroom.

Arrival and Departure

Teachers will escort students to the exit doors and keep an eye on them as they go outside.

Bus Students
will enter and exit the building using the gym entrance, Door #10

students should follow their teacher's direction for entering and exiting the building

Grade 1
students should enter and exit the building using the Main Entrance, Door #1

Grade 2
students should enter and exit the building using the North stairwell, Door #2

Grade 3
students should enter and exit the building using the South stairwell. Door #2 

Students arriving after 9:05 a.m. will be marked tardy and should report to the office with an adult for a tardy slip to take back to class. 

Adapted Schedule

2-hour delay schedule - classes will begin at 11:05 a.m.
Early dismissal - 1-hour early dismissal will be 2:35 p.m.; 2-hour early dismissal will be 1:35 p.m. 
Half-day dismissal - 12:05 p.m.      

For more information, contact the school or your child’s teacher.

After School Building Accessibility 

Students who need to re-enter the building for forgotten items may do so until 4:00 p.m. Parents and/or students must alert a staff member upon entering the building after dismissal and may not enter a classroom unaccompanied.

Promptly at 4:00 p.m. each day, the school building will be locked. If parents or students need to enter the building after that time, please ring the buzzer. If a staff member is available, you will be permitted to enter the building.


Any student who is eligible for school bus transportation will be assigned to a bus and will receive a letter which will include the bus number, bus stop location and pick-up and drop-off times.

Please contact the Pupil Transportation Department at 570-326-0671, ext. 10013, if you have any questions about your bus letter or you did not receive one.

School Wide Positive Behavior

Cochran Primary School implements school wide positive behavior (SWPB) principles which recognize and reinforce the school district’s behavioral expectations for all students. Student expectations are the 4 Bs:

  • Be Present
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Safe