7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.                       Office hours


    8:00 A.M.                                           Teachers on duty


    8:05 A.M.                                           First Bell to line up                                                             


                                                                Instructional day begins/Breakfast served


    8:20 A.M.                                           Tardy Bell


    8:30-10:00                                         Primary Reading Block


    10:00-11:30                                       Intermediate Reading Block


    11:50 – 12:20                                    First Lunch

    12:30 – 1:00                                      Second Lunch


    2:10 P.M.                                           Dismissal Bell


    2:25                                                    Teachers off duty





    A parent/guardian and/or student will be asked to sign a form stating they have received the following items:


        Decatur Public Schools District #61Student Code of Conduct/Parent


        William Harris Elementary Student/Parent Handbook

        Student Health Guidelines

        Internet Permission Form

        Media Release Form

        Decatur Public Schools Calendar

        Parent/Teacher/School Compact


    Once you have received these forms, please read them.  They are full of information that you need to know.

    ·    Parents and students should receive the DPS Student Code of Conduct/Parent Handbook and the William Harris Elementary Student/Parent Handbook upon registration, or within 15 days thereafter.


    The listed items are available upon request in the school office at anytime.

    Nondiscrimination Statement:  William Harris Elementary School is committed to being nondiscriminatory in relation to race, color religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by local, state, and federal law.



    This information is covered in full details in your DPS Code of Conduct/Parent Handbook listed under Equal Educational Opportunities.


    `Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE): The Decatur Public School District provides a free and appropriate public education to all Decatur students.

    This information is covered in full details in your “Know Your School Calendar”.


    Sexual Harassment:  It is the policy of William Harris Elementary to maintain a learning environment free from sexual harassment.  It shall be a violation of school policy for any person to harass a student under school authority, through communication or a conduct, or sexual manner.  Any person who feels or believes he/she is subject to an harassment, should report the allegation to the principal, teacher, counselor or any other person authorized to receive such complaints.

    School Admission, age requirement for attendance, health/immunization requirements and school fees are covered in full details in your DPS Code of Conduct/Parent Handbook listed under Age of Entrance, Instructional Material Fees, and Health Requirements.