Back-to-School Resources

Here are some helpful tips on how to best support your child with at-home learning from the LS-Early Childhood support team.

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LS-Early Childhood Reopening Details

Use this page as a resource for reopening information specific to the Lower School—Early Childhood division (3's-2nd grade). Please continue to check back periodically for ongoing updates.

LS-EC Arrival Schedule

  • 8-8:15am — Second Grade 
  • 8:15-8:30am — First Grade 
  • 8:30-8:45am — Kindergarten 
  • 8:45-9am — 4's 
  • 9-9:15am —  3's 

All drop-off will take place in the 74th Street Theater.

Watch a video previewing what to expect when you arrive. Read tips from Alison Rothschild for a successful transition to in-person learning.


Cluster teachers will greet students in the theater on the first floor during the arrival window for your grade. If you arrive early, you will be required to wait outside the building. If you arrive late, students will be dropped off outside the building and escorted up to classrooms by a Calhoun employee. First and second grade students are permitted to walk up the stairs by themselves if they choose. In such instances we will monitor the staircase and connect with classrooms to be sure students have arrived.

If you are dropping off multiple students in different grades, you will be required to enter and exit the building multiple times as siblings, will not be permitted to wait inside the building. We apologize for this inconvenience, especially as the weather gets colder. This is a necessary step in limiting exposure to our entire community.

LS-EC Dismissal Schedule 

  • 11:55am-12:10pm — Half-Day 3's (in Gym)
  • 12:30pm — Half-Day 3's on terrace days (in Gym)
  • 2:15-2:30pm — Full-Day 3's (in Gym)
  • 2:30-2:45pm — 4's (in Gym)
  • 2:30-2:45pm — Kindergarten (in Theater)
  • 2:45-3pm — 1st Grade (in Gym)
  • 2:45-3pm — 2nd Grade (in Theater)

Please do your best to arrive on time for dismissal. Late pickups will be hard to manage under these difficult circumstances.