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Daily Schedule

Regular Daily Schedule

45 minute classes

8:00 to 8:45 am Period 1
8:50 to 9:35 am Period 2
9:40 to 9:55 am Meet and Snack (15 minutes)
10:00 to 10:45 am Period 3
10:50 to 11:35 am Period 4
11:40 am to 12:25 pm Period 5: First Lunch
12:30 to 1:15 pm Period 6: Second Lunch
1:20 to 2:05 pm Period 7
2:10 to 2:55 pm Period 8
3:00 to 3:30 pm Study Hall
3:45 to 4:45 pm Athletics or Clubs
4:50 to 6:00 pm Dismissal, Dorm Time

2-Hour Delayed Opening Schedule

30 minute classes

10:00 to 10:30 amPeriod 1
10:35 to 11:05 amPeriod 2
11:10 to 11:40 amPeriod 3
11:45 am to 12:15 pmPeriod 4
12:20 to 12:50 pmPeriod 5: First Lunch
12:55 to 1:25 pm Period 6: Second Lunch
1:30 to 2:05 pmPeriod 7
2:10 to 2:40 pmPeriod 8
2:45 to 2:55 pmMeet and Snack (10 minutes)
3:00 to 3:30 pmStudy Hall
3:45 to 4:45 pmAthletics or Clubs
4:50 to 6:00 pmDismissal, Dorm Time

To report a student's absence,

please call 845-373-8111, prompt #1

before 8 a.m. or email:

Attendance Policy

Policy Explanation

All students are expected to be in attendance from 8:00 am to 4:55 pm every day that school is in session. There are no "optional" days in the Kildonan calendar. Given Kildonan's lengthy vacations and long summer break, every class day is invaluable. The school asks families to schedule family trips and vacations during the breaks in the Kildonan calendar. Any family vacation time taken when school is in session will be marked as an unexcused absence.

Excused Absences

When a student will be absent from school, parents are required to call the Main Office at 845-373-8111, prompt #1, by 8 a.m. that morning, or email Any student not otherwise accounted for will be marked as an unexcused absence, which holds disciplinary consequences. Students are accountable for all work assigned during an absence.

Below is a list of excused absences. Please refer to the Kildonan School Parent/Student Handbook for a more detailed explanation of these categories of excused absences.

  • Medical leave (extended illness or injury)
  • Sick (minor, short-term illnesses)
  • Separation from school (disciplinary reasons)
  • Weather disruptions (primarily day students)
  • College visits
  • Bereavement
  • Religious holiday
  • School-sponsored field trip
  • Health office
  • Medical appointment off campus

If a student is absent more than 2 days due to illness, a doctor's note is required. If a note is not provided, the absence is considered unexcused. In that event, the Office of Student Life will contact the parents to discuss reasons for the absence.

Late Arrival

Students must report to the Main Office in the Diana H. King Schoolhouse to sign in.

Early Departure

Kildonan takes the position that the most important job of the student is to be in class, and that any absence from class detracts from student success. No student will be granted permission to depart campus early without signed permission from the Associate Headmaster. Parents are required to contact the Associate Headmaster directly prior to any early departure. Students who leave campus without securing written permission will be marked as cutting class, and will be subject to disciplinary action.

Disciplinary Action

If a student accrues more than 10 excused daily absences per semester, 5 unexcused daily absences, or 10 unexcused absences from class, a meeting with be convened with the Associate Headmaster, Office of Student Life, teachers and parents to discuss the academic status of the student.