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Countryside Elementary

5701 Benton Avenue S, Edina, MN 55436

Office: 952-848-4700 | Attendance: 952-848-4702

Countryside Elementary

Hours and Attendance

School Hours

Grades K-5 - 9:15 a.m.-3:50 p.m.


School Closings and Emergency Info

Personal & Family Vacation - Pre Arrangement Form

Office Hours

7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Contact us for more information

Arrival and Departure

Students may enter the building and proceed to their classrooms when the first bus arrives - approximately 9:10 a.m.

Students who do not ride a bus should not arrive at school prior to 9:10 a.m. as we do not provide supervision. Students may not enter the building (unless they are in KIDS Club) until 9:10 a.m.

To avoid the end-of-the-day rush, students in kindergarten and first grade are escorted out of the building by their teachers three minutes early.

All unsupervised students must leave the building by 4:10 p.m.

For children who need early/after school supervision, please enroll in KIDS Club.

Late Arrivals

Students who arrive late for any reason (except a late bus or safety patrol duty) must sign in and obtain an admission slip from the school office before going to class.

Early Dismissal

For excused absences during the day, such as for doctor or dental appointments, students are expected to bring a written note stating the times they are to be excused.

  • A parent must pick up and sign out children in the school office.
  • Also, if a child is returning to school from an appointment, he or she must sign in at the school office and obtain an admission slip before returning to class.

Notify Us Early of Changes

To ensure that changes to regular pick-up arrangements are honored, parents must notify the school office before  3 p.m.

Report an absence

Call the 24-hour
Attendance Line:

952-848-4702

Provide this information:

  • Student's name
  • Student's grade
  • Student's teacher
  • Date of the absence
  • Reason for absence
  • Your name and relationship to the student
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