Parent Information

  • School Start Times

    School doors will open at 7:15 A.M. each morning.  Announcements will begin at 7:40 A.M. Classes are scheduled to begin promptly at 7:45 A.M.  Students who arrive later than 7:45 A.m. must report to the office for a tardy slip.

    Drop Off Procedures  

    Students may be dropped off in front of the school. Parents are not to leave cars unattended. Stops should be as short as possible. Students should be ready to exit as soon as the car reaches the curb. Reasonable caution should always be exercised when entering and exiting a car. Parents should be prepared to pull away from the curb as soon as their children are a safe distance from the car, and providing traffic allows. Parents must not walk their children to the door, or sit and wait until their children have disappeared from sight. If this is your desire, then you must park somewhere other than in front of the building and walk your child to school.  


    Feel free to come and have lunch with your child’s class but remember to sign-in at the office first. Also, please understand that Fast Food Meals are not allowed in the cafeteria.

    See also Cafeteria Information.

    Car Rider Dismissals

    This dismissal plan was developed for our children’s safety, please adhere to parking/pick-up instructions.

    No car rider will be dismissed from the front of the school. All children must wait in the gym to be picked up between 2:35 and 2:45 by an adult, on the list we have on file at school.

    Emergency Procedures

    The safety and welfare of students and staff are our highest priority at Maxwell Elementary School. We practice safety drills throughout the year to help our students know what to do in an emergency. However, a crisis can happen at any time, anywhere.  Effective and safe schools are well prepared for any potential crisis.  If a situation should arise that would necessitate the evacuation of our building please follow the guidelines below:


    You are urged not to call or go to the schools during an emergency. If an evacuation is recommended while classes are in session, students will be sent to our designated host outside the emergency-planning zone. This will serve as the student pick-up point where you can take custody of your children.

    Maxwell Elementary students and staff will evacuate to WOODLAND CHRISTIAN CHURCH, located at 530 East High Street.  Phone # 859-266-3416

    IC Parent Portal Support Tool

    We have an exciting new tool available! The IC Parent Portal Support Tool has three main features:

    • Register – Parent/Guardian can request an Activation Key to create a new Parent Portal account
    • Get My Credentials – Parent/Guardian can reset a password or retrieve a username on an existing account
    • Help! – Parent/Guardian can request extra assistance

    The tool is available in English and Spanish. Parents can click the drop-down in the upper right hand corner to select Spanish if needed.

Highlighted Information

  • 2019-2020 Lunch Schedules

    • Kindergarten - 12:15-12:45
    • First Grade - 10:45 - 11:15
    • Second Grade - 11:55 - 12:25
    • Third Grade - 10:35 - 11:05
    • Fourth Grade - 11:30 -12:00
    • Fifth Grade - 11:05-11:35

    School Times

    • School doors open - 7:15am
    • Classes begin - 7:45am
    • Dismissal begins - 2:35pm

    2019-2020 Teacher Planning Times

    These will be the only times teachers are generally available during the school day to meet or to respond to emails. Other communication should be reserved for after the school day. Transportation changes should be communicated with the office by 1:00 P.M..

    • Kindergarten - 1:20 - 2:10
    • First Grade - 12:25 - 1:15
    • Second Grade - 10:35 - 11:25
    • Third Grade - 11:30 - 12:20
    • Fourth Grade - 9:20 - 10:10
    • Fifth Grade - 8:30 - 9:20