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

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

A boy raising his hand and other children at desks

Arrival and Departure

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

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.

2021-2022 Jackson Primary Student-Parent Handbook

This resource provides valuable information for you and your child about daily life, policies, and expectations at Jackson Primary School.

Download 2021-2022 Jackson Primary Student-Parent Handbook

Kindergarten Registration

Registering your child for kindergarten or transferring your child into the Williamsport Area School District is hassle-free. For more information, visit our Registration page on the district website.

Download Kindergarten Registration

We Aargh Ready For Kindergarten!


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

Jackson 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

Students are recognized for making positive choices that benefit themselves and the school community.