General Info


The school day begins at 8:45 am and ends at 3:15 pm. Students may arrive no earlier than 8:10 am, and students are late after 8:45 am. Students who do not participate in the Afterschool program must be picked up by 3:30 pm.

Emergency Contact

Main office: 202-724-4867

Security desk: 202-299-3751

Please also feel free to contact your child’s teacher(s) directly.

Arrival & Dismissal
What are the arrival procedures for students K-5?

If arriving between 8:10 – 8:15 am, send or take your child to the blacktop/playground area to the assigned spot for your child’s grade. If arriving between 8:15 – 8:45 am, use the main entrance of the school and take your child to the cafeteria for breakfast.

What are the arrival procedures for PK students?

If arriving between 8:10 – 8:35 am, take or send your child to room 162 located down the blue hallway. If arriving between 8:35 – 8:45, take your child directly to his/her classroom.

When is breakfast served?

Breakfast is served daily. Breakfast is served to K-5 students in the cafeteria from 8:20 – 8:40 am. PK students eat in their classrooms at 8:50 am. Please bring your child to school before these times if you would like your child to eat breakfast.

Where should I pick up my child?

Please pick up your children between 3:15 – 3:30 pm if your child does not participate in the Afterschool program. PK and K students should be picked up in the cafeteria. Students in grades 1-5 should be picked up on the blacktop/playground. In the case of inclement weather, PK-1 students should be picked up in the cafeteria, and students in grades 2-5 should be picked up from the gymnasium.

Who can pick up my child?

Authorized adults and children 16 years or older are able to pick up students. Please be sure to complete the relevant sections of the registration forms.

What if my child participates in the Afterschool program?

Staff escort students to the Afterschool program at 3:30 pm. Students may be picked up from Afterschool by entering the main door of the school. Students in Afterschool are escorted to the cafeteria before 6 p.m.


Amidon-Bowen is a uniform school. Amidon-Bowen uniform bottoms must be navy in color. All tops must be gray or white, plain collared, polo shirt, long or short sleeve, or Amidon Bowen logo. There is not a specific vendor for school uniforms.

What and where will child(ren) eat?

All students may choose to eat breakfast and lunch at school. K-5 students eat in the cafeteria. Meals for PK students are served family-style in the classroom. You may also choose to send a lunch with your child. Please be mindful of other students and food allergies. We strive to be a peanut-free zone. Please refrain from sending food items with peanuts.

The school menus are published on the DCPS web site. All menus can be found here: If your child has dietary restrictions, see Ms. Cureton for the dietary restriction forms so that accommodations can be made.

Is food provided during afterschool?

All students participating in the Afterschool program will be served an afterschool meal at 3:30 pm.

Before and Afterschool
When is before care offered?

The first day of before care is Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Before care is limited to families who have a demonstrated need to drop-off early. Before care hours are from 7:30-8:15 a.m. in the school cafeteria. Please contact the main office for more information.

When is the Afterschool program offered?

The first day of afterschool is Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Afterschool hours are 3:30-6:00 pm. Students must be picked up no later than 6:00 pm. Late pick-ups may result in your child(ren) being dismissed from the program.


More information about policies and procedures can be found the student-parent handbook.