skip to main content

Idle Hour Elementary School

Principal's Message



Idle Hour Mission Statement

Idle Hour strives to create a safe, secure and supportive family environment, based on mutual respect, whose goal is to motivate our children to discover their inner potential and flourish as members of our democratic society.


August 2020

Dear Parents:

Welcome to the Idle Hour Elementary School! I hope you thoroughly enjoyed the vacation. As you enjoy the final, lazy days of the summer, please take a moment to think about the following inspirational words which reflect the sentiment of this year’s theme, “Attitude can alter your life.”

"The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude."
By William James

Your mindset can make every situation better and healthier for yourself and those around you. I think if we embrace that philosophy, we will persevere! I know the pandemic has created such uncertainty in our lives, but rest assured we will provide your child with a safe and healthy environment that nurtures their social and emotional well-being and academic progress!

In the spirit of working together, I cordially invite you to join us to create a challenging learning environment for your child for the (2020 – 2021) school year. All of us at the Idle Hour School strongly believe that the education of children is a partnership between home and school. It is a partnership, which involves a tremendous effort in time, commitment, dedication, and perseverance.
The first scheduled full -day of school for all children (Kindergarten - fifth grade) is:

Thursday, September 10, 2020
School hours are as follows:
Bus Transportation: Tier 1 9:05 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Bus Transportation: Tier 2 9:25 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.

Please keep in mind that the bus pick-up and drop-off may be late during the first week, until a routine is established. Please refer any transportation problems directly to the Transportation Department at 244-2201. Your child should bring a bag lunch or money to purchase a lunch (see menu enclosed). Please dress your child in comfortable clothing, since it may be warm during the first few weeks of school. Please thoroughly read Arrival & Dismissal procedures. The district will send the District-wide protocols for masks. Once again, welcome back. I look forward to another new and rewarding year.


Sandra Rubin